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converting a document from Win Me to 3.x

By Neal-Tek ·
I know 3.x is old but there are still people out there that use it. Any ways I was asked if there was any way that a document could be scaned and shown under 3.11 or DOS 3.2 ... thanks in advance,

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by mphoffar In reply to converting a document fro ...

what's key here is a viewer. Wouldn't matter what OS you're running...short of things like long files names, you should be able to copy freely. Of coarse if they're large files, getting them over to the other PC would be the trick.

If you're running just dos, you're probobly just best going with a gif image. There was an old program called cshow that would allow you to view gif images in Dos. In win3.1, any ole 16 bit web browser (netscape or IE) should allow you to view jpgs.

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by NetTek In reply to converting a document fro ...

You should be able to open any document on Win 3.x that has been saved as a text file (has a .txt extension). For example, if you have a Word 97 document, you can choose to save it as a "text only" document instead of a Word doc. This will give the file a .txt extension, and you should be able to open it in 3.x.

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by eBob In reply to converting a document fro ...

As the previous answer: the O/S is "largely" irrelevant, given considerations for file size, and naming conventions.

You mention "scan[n]ing"?

If this is appropriate, then I can recommend Adobe Acrobat (the full version). Scan it in on either platform (whichever is supporting your scanner) using Acrobat. Save the result as a PDF file.

Now all you need to do is make sure all of your target systems have the appropriate Acrobat Reader.

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