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EAD December 2007

Subject:

Re: Technical question on document format [slightly OT]

From:

Kate Bowers <[log in to unmask]>

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Encoded Archival Description List <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 3 Dec 2007 18:33:56 -0500

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You could try saving the document, in MSWord, as "Plain text."  Choose a 
NEW name for the file.  MSWord may ask you to pick an encoding.  You could 
lose any non-Latin1 characters (in fact, you could end up with some weird 
characters anyway), but let's hope you get most of the text cleanly.

These may not be Word files, but are perhaps older WordPerfect, XYWrite, or 
Wang files which Word is managing to open.

As a last resort -- print out and OCR.

Kate

At 05:22 PM 12/3/2007 -0500, Michele R Combs wrote:
>(apologies for cross-posting)
>
>I have encountered several inventories which appear to be in Word
>format, but whenever I try to get them