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Converting Corel Word Perfect files to ASCII
Step 1 - Create the ASCII text file from Corel Word Perfect
  1. From Corel Word Perfect, open the document (.wpd) you want to make an ASCII from.
  2. Select "File", then "Save as Type", Choose "ASCII DOS Text".
  3. A new copy of your document will be converted to ASCII TEXT.
    When practicing, name the ASCII file C:\sample.prn.
  • Note: Your original Corel Word Perfect document is not altered.
  • Note: A Corel Word Perfect bug strips out your page breaks and line numbers when converting to ASCII.
    You must use ProEDIT to re-paginate your ASCII before moving on to the condensing and indexing programs!

Step 2 - Open the ASCII text file in ProEDIT - Verify the Conversion

Clean up the ASCII file: add missing page breaks, fix Title Pages, etc.

  1. Start ProEDIT by pressing "Start", "Programs", ("PROTEXT" or "ETSPRO"), then "ProEDIT".
  2. Select "File", "Open" and select the ASCII TEXT file which you created (above).
    (Type "C:\sample.prn" in the "File name" box if you used our filename suggestion above)
  3. Visually inspect and clean up the document, inserting Page Breaks if needed.
    There MUST be a PAGE BREAK at the bottom of EVERY PAGE in the document!
  4. Select "File", "Save", and exit ProEDIT.
  • Note: You can enable ProEDIT "Options", "Run ProTEXT on Exit".
    to automatically open your file in ProTEXT!
ProEDIT

Step 3 - Open the ASCII text file in ProTEXT

Run ProTEXT (the condensing program)

  1. Start ProTEXT by pressing "Start", ("PROTEXT" or "ETSPRO"), then "ProTEXT".
  2. Select "File", then "Open" and select the ASCII TEXT file which you created.
    (Type "C:\sample.prn" in the "File name" box if you used our filename suggestion above)
  3. Select "File", then "Print" to Print your Condensed Transcript.
  4. Proceed to "Run ProDEX" (or you can enable "Options", "Run ProDEX on Exit").

Run ProDEX (the keyword indexing program)

  1. Start ProDEX by pressing "Start", "Programs", ("PROTEXT" or "ETSPRO"), then "ProDEX".
  2. Select "File", then "Make an Index" and select the ASCII TEXT file which you created.
  3. Select "File", then "Print an Index" to Print your Word Index.

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