not every text file a text file?
Friedrich F. Grohmann
shedrup at ms9.hinet.net
Tue Apr 20 10:40:03 CDT 2004
My approach was "open file" and then "read from file" or "put URL". It
worked for a number of wordprocessors but failed in the case of Nisus
Writer Express. Revolution would insist on creating a file with the name
of the Nisus file already sitting in the same folder...
Sarah kindly pointed me into a different direction by asking:
>Is the problem selecting the file to read or actually reading it after
>you have the file name?
and Dave gave some additional input. I followed their suggestion with
"answer file" and, lo and behold, I can access NWE files. Thanks for
broadening my horizon!
Unfortunately, in practical terms, "answer file" would not work for my
specific needs at the moment. I hope to be able to display text which can
be directly read from a file without interrupting the process of going
from card to card. The text is in Devanagari, and among my word
processors only NWE handles this script. AbiWord, AppleWorks and MS Word,
the text files of which I can access easily, are completely hopeless.
Maybe I should try Mellel. Anyway, your help was greatly appreciated.
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