On Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM, Tedd Sperling <t...@sperling.com> wrote:
> On Sep 3, 2012, at 1:23 AM, John Taylor-Johnston <jt.johns...@usherbrooke.ca> 
> wrote:
>> I have a big giant RTF file. I could convert it to plain text. BUT can PHP 
>> do it for me?
> Hell, even M$ can't do it!
> I have tons of old Word RFT files that were orphaned by the installation of a 
> newer of M$ Word. The upgrade actually deleted older versions of Word and 
> then would not open the older files because of security concerns (they were 
> create by an older version, duh). It was a nightmare -- as a result, I lost 
> years of business correspondence. Now I make z text version of every document 
> I write.
> If I wanted to get those old files back, I will have to set up an older 
> computer, reinstall the older version of Word and then transfer those files, 
> convert them to text, and bring them back. That's a lot of work because I 
> trusted M$ to respect older files, but they don't. In short, don't trust M$.
> Cheers,
> tedd

Either they don't have respect to the older files, or they just don't
understand how the format works..
The same goes for opening '97-'03 files in Word 2010 version,
sometimes it's also all messed up.

Just a side note tedd, couldn't you just open those RTF files with
wordpad? IIRC it supports RTF and plain text (even in Win7)

- Matijn

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