8-bit Software Disc Magazine (c) Duncan Webster DEC 1991
Issue 17 December 1991
(VIEW file to text convert)
This is a simple little utility to convert VIEW files to plain ASCII,
filtering out all the spurious character 26s which appear all over
these files. The filtered file can be used in any application
requiring plain ASCII text (including submission to 8BS). The
filtered text can still be loaded back into VIEW for further
processing but will probably need filtering again afterwards.
To use the program, simply enter the filename of the VIEW file,
followed by the filename of the text file to output NOTE: any file
with this name will be overwritten (unless it's locked). The program
will work through the file and filter out any unwanted characters.
The program can be altered to put double CR characters into the file
by adding the following line ...
95 IF byte=13 THEN PRINT#outfile,byte
Please note that this program does not (as yet) remove embedded
commands (such as RJ LM or PE) but I'm working on it.
Michael Davis 2K3.
All users who submit their programmers returns and correspondence
using the VIEW word processor may like to attempt running their text
though this filter program before submitting to 8BS. NOTE: Please
TEST that the routine has worked first though by *TYPEing the