Re: Summary: Converting XyWrite to Word 97

Subject: Re: Summary: Converting XyWrite to Word 97
From: Philomena Hoopes <PHILA -at- MAIL -dot- VIPS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 17:07:30 -0500


You can find the website of the company that purchased XYWrite at Theoretically, they still offer XYWrite support; whether that
extends to filters for Word97, I don't know (last I heard, their software
development policies were highly proprietary and anti-Microsoft).

Anyway, good luck.

Philomena Hoopes
Phila -at- vips -dot- com <mailto:Phila -at- vips -dot- com>
VIPS Healthcare Information Solutions, Inc.
(410) 832-8330 ext 845

-----Original Message-----
From: Gottlieb, Lynn [mailto:Lynn -dot- Gottlieb -at- PSS -dot- BOEING -dot- COM]
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 4:51 PM
Subject: Summary: Converting XyWrite to Word 97

Original post:

> I need to add some new information to a 200 page document
that was written in XyWrite. It hasn't been updated since 1985 (not a
> Does anyone know a painless way to convert this document
from XyWrite 3 to Word (I'm using Word 97)? The archives didn't have
anything about XyWrite/Word conversions.
Potential Solutions:

From Darren Barefoot-

Well, certainly two options that I encountered in a brief
search (I had a
similar conundrum with some early WordStar
files--fortunately Microsoft had
a free plug-in utility on their site) are:

The second is, I think, a DOS-based freeware product. Good
luck. DB.

From Geoff Lane-

You could try the Word product support area on Microsoft's
web site to see
if they have a suitable import filter. Otherwise,
WordPerfect 7 can
import/export XyWrite III Plus versions 3.55, 3.56, and 4.0.
You should be
able to upgrade your copy of Word for about $69.

From Lynn Perry-

Seems like I remember XYWrite can be saved as text. That
certainly might be
the easiest, given that may have to do a lot of cleanup
after the conversion

If you have PageMaker, seems like I remember PageMaker had
an Import filter
for XYWrite.

As a last resort, you might just try opening the XYWrite
file using Word
(using Open rather than double-click). The XYWrite format
may give you the
text without too many garbagers.


Thanks Folks!

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