Re: NTLK Books on Screen

From: Gary Moody (
Date: Wed Jun 07 2000 - 10:46:13 CDT

Hi Darl,

Evidently, you are correct. I am on SR-2, but on the Microsoft web site,
there is a conversion pack for Word 97
( that
installs converters not normally installed with the product out of the box.
This is an enhancement pack to add a number of converters for Word,
including the "Recover Text From Any File" option, which is not included in
the standard install. I'm downloading the patch even as I write this.

Thanks for the help, guys! I never would have found this without the
"heads-up". I appreciate you sticking with it! This will help a lot!



----Original Message Follows----
From: "Darl Singh" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: NTLK Books on Screen
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2000 18:53:40 +1200

Win 98
Office 97 (patch 2 - could this be the difference?)

File-Open- Files of Type - Recover Text From Any File

No worries at all with an NPI (Newton Press) file, nor with a .pkg from a
book I made -
just needed to scroll down 3 pages to get past the control scripts :-)

May be worth looking further into...

Best Regards
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Moody" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, 7 June 2000 15:32
Subject: Re: NTLK Books on Screen

> Okay...In the US version of Word 95 and 97for Windoze, there is no option
> "Recover Text" or anything like this. The is *only* options for opening
> either Word documents of various flavors or other word processing/text
> editor formats, including unicode. However, using *any* of these formats
> try to open a .PKG file yeilds garbage, barely readable, with control
> characters in between each character. On *my* version(s) of WinWord, it
> does not work.
> Jim has an interesting and valid point about the use of Newtscape, but
> only works with relatively small texts. On larger texts, the Newton runs
> out of heap. The large texts are the ones I'm specifically interested
> <sigh>
> Regards,
> Gary
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: Lui Frimmel <>
> Reply-To:
> To:
> Subject: Re: NTLK Books on Screen
> Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2000 03:51:13 +0200
> At 12:39 06.06.00 -0700, you wrote:
> >Well, this does NOT work with Word 97 on Windoze...WOW...what a mess!
> >
> No mess, it works on Word 97 Win also. Choose Open Dialog, there is file
> name and file type. Under file type choose
> something like "recover text" (I am using a German Word 97, there it is
> "Text wiederherstellen" ;-)
> Lui

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