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[Hot Tips for...] NewWrite

Export Text from NewWrite

You can save any NewWrite document as an ASCII text file. This will remove all NewWrite formatting codes from the document (i.e. bold, underline, double space, fonts) and will make your document readable with an ASCII viewer or the DOS TYPE command:
TYPE filename |MORE
Note: the | (shift backslash) MORE tells DOS you want to see your document one page at a time instead of having it scroll off the screen.

To export a NewWrite document to ASCII text, choose File, Other, Export.

Give your text file a name using the standard DOS eight-dot-three file name convention. To avoid confusion, you may wish to give it a name that is similar to your NewWrite document. I like using the extension .TXT for my text files. It makes them easy to identify, and I can open them in Text File Editor by double clicking their icons in NewManager.


I often use NewWrite to develop and print in-house reports and memos. Since I also use an E-mail system that supports pasting or attaching ASCII text, is it possible to have NewWrite automatically place a Carriage Return (CR) and Line Feed (LF) at 80 characters when saving a NewWrite document as a text file?


Unfortunately, no. When NewWrite exports a document to ASCII text, there is currently no option to have it place a hard return at the end of each line for you. You'll need to do this yourself.
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Last Modified 7 Mar 1999