I came across the problem of opening an FM 5.5.6 file in FM 7 - which is not possible. Fortunately the file was short and I could reconstruct it from its paper form. Anyhow some content had to be updated.
How to get really old FM versions (set of diskettes)? With a virtual environment or an old Windows 3.1 machine some bootstrapping process should be possible. Do you know of other means to read an old FM file? Well there still is the problem of reading it physically (a diskette format no more in use, MO disks etc.). I guess that things must be reconstructed from printed matter (scan, ocr, ...) BTW does anyone know the details of the header information? What does the letter J in <MakerFile 6.0J> denote? FM 7.2 puts <MakerFile 7.0H> into the file. Thanks for your ideas Klaus Daube ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Docu + Design Daube; Sch??racher 11; CH-8053 Z??rich Technical documentation & consultancy; On-line and paper Phone: +41-44-422 86 25 FAX: +41-44-422 82 78 E-mail: ddd at daube.ch Web: www.daube.ch/