NewDeal Hot Tip 1915
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,
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
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