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Could the "Voyager" font you see be a font used by the library system Voyager? Are they .doc files? Can you convert from the .rtf files to .txt?

Leah
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Leah Prescott
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>>> On 12/3/2007 at 2:22 PM, in message
<[log in to unmask]>, Michele R Combs
<[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> (apologies for cross-posting)
> 
> I have encountered several inventories which appear to be in Word
> format, but whenever I try to get them out of word format (select all
> and copy it to a text file, for example. or save as .txt), all the text
> turns into little tiny squares.  In Word, it looks like some flavor of
> Courier font; in the font box it displays "Voyager" which is not a font
> I recognize (there IS a voyager font, see
> http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts/Futurex_Voyager.htm, but it's very Star
> Trek-y and this doesn't look anything like it).  If in the Word doc I
> select all and change it to Times Roman or similar, it also changes all
> the text to little boxes.  I can save it as rtf with no problem (but it
> doesn't *solve* the problem either).  I have several of these
> inventories (some quite long) that need conversion to EAD, and I'd like
> very much to get this data out in a plain text format.  They *may* have
> come from our years-ago system which was a Wang.  
> 
> This is a new one on me, and I thought I'd seen everything.  Anyone have
> thoughts on this?
> 
> Michele
> 
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> Michele Combs.
> Librarian for Manuscripts and Archives Processing.
> Special Collections Research Center.
> Syracuse University Library.
> 222 Waverly Avenue.
> Syracuse, NY   13244
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