Hi Andrew and others,

Here is my 2 cents: "every file format is unique".

I doubt it's quite difficult to merge two libraries which handle two
different file formats, unless the formats are very similar (e.g. WP 5
and WP 6). Thus, you need to have two libraries which - at some point
- will differ a lot, depending on the format that you would want to

So in your case, yes, copy-and-paste in the beginning can't be
avoided. But I believe (I'm glad if I'm proven wrong here), soon you
need to invent some data structures unique to WPS which do not have
their counterpart in WPD or which are difficult to handle if they were
to be merged.

Years ago I tried to make "an interface which rules them all" for all
major word processor file formats. Of course, this attempt failed
miserably (too complicated and humanly unmanageable), and hence my
theory above.

I have here also a preinstalled Works, so in case you need some help,
I'd try to give my best. Have fun !



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