Importing Ventura files

2008-07-08 Thread Alan Litchfield
Here is a tool that you can use to do a find and replace on tag markers to,
for example, html. It is designed to convert Wordperfect to x but apparently
works the other way around too.
http://wptoolbox.com/library/Code2txt.html

Of course you could do the same thing with a decent text editor like Vim.

If there are images you will need to convert them to an appropriate format.

Alternatively there is this. It converts Ventura to rtf then do whatever you
want with it.
http://tagwrite.com/ventura.html

Cheers
Alan
-- 
Alan Litchfield MBus (Hons), MNZCS
AlphaByte
PO Box 1941, Auckland
http://www.alphabyte.co.nz



RE: Importing Ventura files

2008-07-07 Thread Plueckhahn, Lutz
Thanks for your help, Jacob! 

I thought Framemaker was able to import Ventura files. At least in FM7, I can 
select the
file type Ventura Publisher, and when I select a chp file, FM automatically 
suggest this
file type. But obviously, things are more difficult than I first thought.

Also, is Ventura 10 really able to open all older Ventura file formats? I doubt 
this, but
will try. My idea was to use Ventura (whatever version), save the existing 
files in a
version FM understands and then import those into FM. At least, that' what some 
people
seem to have managed.

Best regards,
Lutz

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RE: Importing Ventura files

2008-07-07 Thread Jacob Schäffer
The old Ventura versions (up to 4.2) had language or region specific 
import/export filters for referenced files, especially .TXT files. Upgrading 
may fail if the filter code mentioned in the original CHP file is unknown to 
the newer version of Ventura or the Framemaker import filter.

I'd be surprised if Framemaker can import 5.0 or newer Ventura docs. Hence, 
unless your documents are very old you might be better off keeping them in 
Ventura 4.2. The 4.2 version CAN still run on Windows 2000 or Windows XP though 
the installer may fail.

The easiest way to have this old Ventura run again is to copy an installed 
version from an old Windows 95/98 computer directly into the C:\VENTURA folder, 
and then create a shortcut to vpwin.exe. If you can't keep all references to an 
existing WID file (must NOT be ENVIRON.WID) some text flow will occur -- in 
which case you might want to upgrade anyway :-)

- Jacob 


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 Emne: RE: Importing Ventura files
 
 
 Thanks for your help, Jacob! 
 
 I thought Framemaker was able to import Ventura files. At 
 least in FM7, I can select the file type Ventura Publisher, 
 and when I select a chp file, FM automatically suggest this 
 file type. But obviously, things are more difficult than I 
 first thought.
 
 Also, is Ventura 10 really able to open all older Ventura 
 file formats? I doubt this, but will try. My idea was to use 
 Ventura (whatever version), save the existing files in a 
 version FM understands and then import those into FM. At 
 least, that' what some people seem to have managed.
 
 Best regards,
 Lutz
 
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Re: Importing Ventura files

2008-07-07 Thread Art Campbell
There's at least one service bureau that's still advertising VP  FM
services...
Haven't used them, but... http://www.softline.com/sii/convsvcs/convsvcs.html

Art

On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 11:00 AM, Jacob Schäffer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 The old Ventura versions (up to 4.2) had language or region specific 
 import/export filters for referenced files, especially .TXT files. Upgrading 
 may fail if the filter code mentioned in the original CHP file is unknown to 
 the newer version of Ventura or the Framemaker import filter.

 I'd be surprised if Framemaker can import 5.0 or newer Ventura docs. Hence, 
 unless your documents are very old you might be better off keeping them in 
 Ventura 4.2. The 4.2 version CAN still run on Windows 2000 or Windows XP 
 though the installer may fail.

 The easiest way to have this old Ventura run again is to copy an installed 
 version from an old Windows 95/98 computer directly into the C:\VENTURA 
 folder, and then create a shortcut to vpwin.exe. If you can't keep all 
 references to an existing WID file (must NOT be ENVIRON.WID) some text flow 
 will occur -- in which case you might want to upgrade anyway :-)

 - Jacob


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 Emne: RE: Importing Ventura files


 Thanks for your help, Jacob!

 I thought Framemaker was able to import Ventura files. At
 least in FM7, I can select the file type Ventura Publisher,
 and when I select a chp file, FM automatically suggest this
 file type. But obviously, things are more difficult than I
 first thought.

 Also, is Ventura 10 really able to open all older Ventura
 file formats? I doubt this, but will try. My idea was to use
 Ventura (whatever version), save the existing files in a
 version FM understands and then import those into FM. At
 least, that' what some people seem to have managed.

 Best regards,
 Lutz





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RE: Importing Ventura files

2008-07-07 Thread Alan Litchfield
Here is a tool that you can use to do a find and replace on tag markers to,
for example, html. It is designed to convert Wordperfect to x but apparently
works the other way around too.
http://wptoolbox.com/library/Code2txt.html

Of course you could do the same thing with a decent text editor like Vim.

If there are images you will need to convert them to an appropriate format.

Alternatively there is this. It converts Ventura to rtf then do whatever you
want with it.
http://tagwrite.com/ventura.html

Cheers
Alan
-- 
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AlphaByte
PO Box 1941, Auckland
http://www.alphabyte.co.nz

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Importing Ventura files

2008-07-07 Thread Jacob Schäffer
The old Ventura versions (up to 4.2) had language or region specific 
import/export filters for referenced files, especially .TXT files. Upgrading 
may fail if the filter code mentioned in the original CHP file is unknown to 
the newer version of Ventura or the Framemaker import filter.

I'd be surprised if Framemaker can import 5.0 or newer Ventura docs. Hence, 
unless your documents are very old you might be better off keeping them in 
Ventura 4.2. The 4.2 version CAN still run on Windows 2000 or Windows XP though 
the installer may fail.

The easiest way to have this old Ventura run again is to copy an installed 
version from an old Windows 95/98 computer directly into the C:\VENTURA folder, 
and then create a shortcut to vpwin.exe. If you can't keep all references to an 
existing WID file (must NOT be ENVIRON.WID) some text flow will occur -- in 
which case you might want to upgrade anyway :-)

- Jacob 


> -Oprindelig meddelelse-
> Fra: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 
> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] P? vegne af 
> Plueckhahn, Lutz
> Sendt: 3. juli 2008 09:44
> Til: framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Emne: RE: Importing Ventura files
> 
> 
> Thanks for your help, Jacob! 
> 
> I thought Framemaker was able to import Ventura files. At 
> least in FM7, I can select the file type Ventura Publisher, 
> and when I select a chp file, FM automatically suggest this 
> file type. But obviously, things are more difficult than I 
> first thought.
> 
> Also, is Ventura 10 really able to open all older Ventura 
> file formats? I doubt this, but will try. My idea was to use 
> Ventura (whatever version), save the existing files in a 
> version FM understands and then import those into FM. At 
> least, that' what some people seem to have managed.
> 
> Best regards,
> Lutz
> 
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Importing Ventura files

2008-07-07 Thread Art Campbell
There's at least one service bureau that's still advertising VP > FM
services...
Haven't used them, but... http://www.softline.com/sii/convsvcs/convsvcs.html

Art

On Mon, Jul 7, 2008 at 11:00 AM, Jacob Sch?ffer  wrote:
> The old Ventura versions (up to 4.2) had language or region specific 
> import/export filters for referenced files, especially .TXT files. Upgrading 
> may fail if the filter code mentioned in the original CHP file is unknown to 
> the newer version of Ventura or the Framemaker import filter.
>
> I'd be surprised if Framemaker can import 5.0 or newer Ventura docs. Hence, 
> unless your documents are very old you might be better off keeping them in 
> Ventura 4.2. The 4.2 version CAN still run on Windows 2000 or Windows XP 
> though the installer may fail.
>
> The easiest way to have this old Ventura run again is to copy an installed 
> version from an old Windows 95/98 computer directly into the C:\VENTURA 
> folder, and then create a shortcut to vpwin.exe. If you can't keep all 
> references to an existing WID file (must NOT be ENVIRON.WID) some text flow 
> will occur -- in which case you might want to upgrade anyway :-)
>
> - Jacob
>
>
>> -Oprindelig meddelelse-
>> Fra: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com
>> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] P? vegne af
>> Plueckhahn, Lutz
>> Sendt: 3. juli 2008 09:44
>> Til: framers at lists.frameusers.com
>> Emne: RE: Importing Ventura files
>>
>>
>> Thanks for your help, Jacob!
>>
>> I thought Framemaker was able to import Ventura files. At
>> least in FM7, I can select the file type Ventura Publisher,
>> and when I select a chp file, FM automatically suggest this
>> file type. But obviously, things are more difficult than I
>> first thought.
>>
>> Also, is Ventura 10 really able to open all older Ventura
>> file formats? I doubt this, but will try. My idea was to use
>> Ventura (whatever version), save the existing files in a
>> version FM understands and then import those into FM. At
>> least, that' what some people seem to have managed.
>>
>> Best regards,
>> Lutz
>>




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RE: Importing Ventura files

2008-07-03 Thread Jacob Schäffer
Hello Lutz,

If you have one of the latest Corel Ventura versions, preferably 10.0, then you 
can write a script using CorelSCRIPT to export all content to MIF. This is not 
a trivial task, but it can be done.

CorelSCRIPT is a rather complete scripting language that resemble the BASIC 
language. If you are familiar with Visual Basic or VBA you will get familiar 
with CorelSCRIPT quite fast.

To get a quick overview try to enter the Ventura menu Tools - Corel SCRIPT - 
Run/Manage scripts. Then select e.g. the EnableExportOnSave script and press 
the Edit button to open the script in Windows NotePad. This will give you an 
idea of the scripting code complexity AND flexibility.

The EnableExportOnSave script as it comes with Ventura 10 offer you the 
option of exporting all text sequences to either TXT or RTF format. However, 
these export files will include ParaTags, CharTags and Overrides according to 
the Ventura markup language. Hence, tidying-up after import to Framemaker would 
be needed.

To do this you'll need to upgrade all publications to Version 10 and then run 
the script on each PUB.

The EnableExportOnSave script can be re-coded in a way that does not use the 
Ventura built-in Save functions, but instead runs through the text flow in 
pages and frames and then saves each flow as plain text files. This can be 
further enhanced to include reading ParaTag and CharTag properties and writing 
MIF code directly.

It all depends on your knowledge, time and finances. I could do it, but I 
haven't much spare time left these days. Instead, I suggest that you contact 
Gábor DEÁK JAHN in Hungary to come closer to the help you might need. Gábor 
knows Ventura and CorelSCRIPT inside out.

Search Google for DEÁK JAHN Gábor Ventura to find him.


Best regards / Med venlig hilsen
Jacob Schäffer  |  Chief Developer
Paradis Allé 22, Ramløse
DK-3200 Helsinge, Denmark
Phone: +45 4439 4400
Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Web: www.grafikhuset.net



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 Fra: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
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 Plueckhahn, Lutz
 Sendt: 2. juli 2008 10:25
 Til: framers@lists.frameusers.com
 Emne: Importing Ventura files
 
 
 Dear all,
 
 Does anyone know how to import files created with Ventura? I 
 have loads of manual files here that come from various 
 Ventura versions (pre and post Corel). I understand 
 Framemaker only imports files from versions 3 and 4? Were 
 these before Corel?
 
 Until now, I was only able to import one or two files which 
 only contained graphics links but no links to doc files. 
 Whenever I try to import a Ventura chp file containing a link 
 to a doc file, I get an unspecified error and the import stops. 
 
 Are there any tricks or tips around?
 
 TIA!
 
 Lutz
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Re: Importing Ventura files

2008-07-03 Thread Jim Owens
What version of Ventura are you trying to import from?  Do you have a 
copy of Ventura so that you can export the files to other formats?

I don't know if Corel changed the model, but Ventura 3 used source 
files that were in the formats of various other applications, such as 
Word or Wordstar.  If you opened the files in their native application, 
you could work with the Ventura markup directly.  For example, if you 
wanted to tag a paragraph as Heading1, you would simply prefix the 
paragraph with @Heading1 =  in Wordstar, and then import the saved 
file into Ventura.

Ventura could also export the files to various native formats, including 
ASCII text format. To import a Ventura document into Frame, you had to 
export its files to ASCII text format first.

Try opening the .CHP file in a text editor to see what graphics and text 
files it calls. Then try opening the text files in their native format 
(if you have Wordstar or whatever), or importing them into Word. If they 
are marked up as I describe, you may be able to export them from the 
native application to ASCII text, and import the resulting text files 
into Frame.

I tried importing my Ventura docs when I switched to Frame (about the 
same time I gave up on OS/2), but I was not impressed with Frame's 
import capability. I ended up creating a script in the Rexx programming 
language that get about 80 per cent of the work done. They require that 
you set up some mapping files to assign the Ventura tags to  Frame tags. 
You also have to create a MIF stub containing your Frame template. 
Then you just run the program from a command line using a free Rexx 
interpreter. The script generates a MIF file.

If I can be of further help, feel free to contact me off-list.


Plueckhahn, Lutz wrote:
 Dear all,
 
 Does anyone know how to import files created with Ventura? I have loads of 
 manual files
 here that come from various Ventura versions (pre and post Corel). I 
 understand Framemaker
 only imports files from versions 3 and 4? Were these before Corel?
 
 Until now, I was only able to import one or two files which only contained 
 graphics links but no
 links to doc files. Whenever I try to import a Ventura chp file containing a 
 link to a doc file, I get
 an unspecified error and the import stops. 
 
 Are there any tricks or tips around?
 
 TIA!
 
 Lutz
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Importing Ventura files

2008-07-03 Thread Jacob Schäffer
Hello Lutz,

If you have one of the latest Corel Ventura versions, preferably 10.0, then you 
can write a script using CorelSCRIPT to export all content to MIF. This is not 
a trivial task, but it can be done.

CorelSCRIPT is a rather complete scripting language that resemble the BASIC 
language. If you are familiar with Visual Basic or VBA you will get familiar 
with CorelSCRIPT quite fast.

To get a quick overview try to enter the Ventura menu Tools -> Corel SCRIPT -> 
Run/Manage scripts. Then select e.g. the "EnableExportOnSave" script and press 
the Edit button to open the script in Windows NotePad. This will give you an 
idea of the scripting code complexity AND flexibility.

The "EnableExportOnSave" script as it comes with Ventura 10 offer you the 
option of exporting all text sequences to either TXT or RTF format. However, 
these export files will include ParaTags, CharTags and Overrides according to 
the Ventura markup language. Hence, tidying-up after import to Framemaker would 
be needed.

To do this you'll need to upgrade all publications to Version 10 and then run 
the script on each PUB.

The "EnableExportOnSave" script can be re-coded in a way that does not use the 
Ventura built-in Save functions, but instead runs through the text flow in 
pages and frames and then saves each flow as plain text files. This can be 
further enhanced to include reading ParaTag and CharTag properties and writing 
MIF code directly.

It all depends on your knowledge, time and finances. I could do it, but I 
haven't much spare time left these days. Instead, I suggest that you contact 
G?bor DE?K JAHN in Hungary to come closer to the help you might need. G?bor 
knows Ventura and CorelSCRIPT inside out.

Search Google for "DE?K JAHN G?bor Ventura" to find him.


Best regards / Med venlig hilsen
Jacob Sch?ffer  |  Chief Developer
Paradis All? 22, Raml?se
DK-3200 Helsinge, Denmark
Phone: +45 4439 4400
Email: js at grafikhuset.dk
Web: www.grafikhuset.net



> -Oprindelig meddelelse-
> Fra: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com 
> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] P? vegne af 
> Plueckhahn, Lutz
> Sendt: 2. juli 2008 10:25
> Til: framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Emne: Importing Ventura files
> 
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> Does anyone know how to import files created with Ventura? I 
> have loads of manual files here that come from various 
> Ventura versions (pre and post Corel). I understand 
> Framemaker only imports files from versions 3 and 4? Were 
> these before Corel?
> 
> Until now, I was only able to import one or two files which 
> only contained graphics links but no links to doc files. 
> Whenever I try to import a Ventura chp file containing a link 
> to a doc file, I get an unspecified error and the import stops. 
> 
> Are there any tricks or tips around?
> 
> TIA!
> 
> Lutz
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Importing Ventura files

2008-07-03 Thread Jim Owens
What version of Ventura are you trying to import from?  Do you have a 
copy of Ventura so that you can export the files to other formats?

I don't know if Corel changed the model, but Ventura 3 used source 
files that were in the formats of various other applications, such as 
Word or Wordstar.  If you opened the files in their native application, 
you could work with the Ventura markup directly.  For example, if you 
wanted to tag a paragraph as "Heading1", you would simply prefix the 
paragraph with "@Heading1 = " in Wordstar, and then import the saved 
file into Ventura.

Ventura could also export the files to various native formats, including 
ASCII text format. To import a Ventura document into Frame, you had to 
export its files to ASCII text format first.

Try opening the .CHP file in a text editor to see what graphics and text 
files it calls. Then try opening the text files in their native format 
(if you have Wordstar or whatever), or importing them into Word. If they 
are marked up as I describe, you may be able to export them from the 
native application to ASCII text, and import the resulting text files 
into Frame.

I tried importing my Ventura docs when I switched to Frame (about the 
same time I gave up on OS/2), but I was not impressed with Frame's 
import capability. I ended up creating a script in the Rexx programming 
language that get about 80 per cent of the work done. They require that 
you set up some mapping files to assign the Ventura tags to  Frame tags. 
You also have to create a MIF "stub" containing your Frame template. 
Then you just run the program from a command line using a free Rexx 
interpreter. The script generates a MIF file.

If I can be of further help, feel free to contact me off-list.


Plueckhahn, Lutz wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> Does anyone know how to import files created with Ventura? I have loads of 
> manual files
> here that come from various Ventura versions (pre and post Corel). I 
> understand Framemaker
> only imports files from versions 3 and 4? Were these before Corel?
> 
> Until now, I was only able to import one or two files which only contained 
> graphics links but no
> links to doc files. Whenever I try to import a Ventura chp file containing a 
> link to a doc file, I get
> an unspecified error and the import stops. 
> 
> Are there any tricks or tips around?
> 
> TIA!
> 
> Lutz
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Importing Ventura files

2008-07-03 Thread Plueckhahn, Lutz
Thanks for your help, Jacob! 

I thought Framemaker was able to import Ventura files. At least in FM7, I can 
select the
file type Ventura Publisher, and when I select a chp file, FM automatically 
suggest this
file type. But obviously, things are more difficult than I first thought.

Also, is Ventura 10 really able to open all older Ventura file formats? I doubt 
this, but
will try. My idea was to use Ventura (whatever version), save the existing 
files in a
version FM understands and then import those into FM. At least, that' what some 
people
seem to have managed.

Best regards,
Lutz



Importing Ventura files

2008-07-02 Thread Plueckhahn, Lutz
Dear all,

Does anyone know how to import files created with Ventura? I have loads of 
manual files
here that come from various Ventura versions (pre and post Corel). I understand 
Framemaker
only imports files from versions 3 and 4? Were these before Corel?

Until now, I was only able to import one or two files which only contained 
graphics links but no
links to doc files. Whenever I try to import a Ventura chp file containing a 
link to a doc file, I get
an unspecified error and the import stops. 

Are there any tricks or tips around?

TIA!

Lutz
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RE: Importing Ventura files

2008-07-02 Thread Combs, Richard
Plueckhahn, Lutz wrote: 
 
 Does anyone know how to import files created with Ventura? I have
loads of
 manual files
 here that come from various Ventura versions (pre and post Corel). I
 understand Framemaker
 only imports files from versions 3 and 4? Were these before Corel?

Waaay before (and quite ancient). 

 Until now, I was only able to import one or two files which only
contained
 graphics links but no
 links to doc files. Whenever I try to import a Ventura chp file
containing
 a link to a doc file, I get
 an unspecified error and the import stops.

It's been years and years and years since I worked with Ventura, but
IIRC, the .chp file doesn't contain anything but metadata and links. The
text was entered (and edited) in a word processor or text editor. So you
don't import the .chp file, you import the Word (or whatever) file(s)
that the .chp references. 

At least, that's how I recall things working back when we had the
kerosene-fired computers. ;-)

Richard


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
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rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-777-0436
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Importing Ventura files

2008-07-02 Thread Plueckhahn, Lutz
Dear all,

Does anyone know how to import files created with Ventura? I have loads of 
manual files
here that come from various Ventura versions (pre and post Corel). I understand 
Framemaker
only imports files from versions 3 and 4? Were these before Corel?

Until now, I was only able to import one or two files which only contained 
graphics links but no
links to doc files. Whenever I try to import a Ventura chp file containing a 
link to a doc file, I get
an unspecified error and the import stops. 

Are there any tricks or tips around?

TIA!

Lutz


Importing Ventura files

2008-07-02 Thread Combs, Richard
Plueckhahn, Lutz wrote: 

> Does anyone know how to import files created with Ventura? I have
loads of
> manual files
> here that come from various Ventura versions (pre and post Corel). I
> understand Framemaker
> only imports files from versions 3 and 4? Were these before Corel?

Waaay before (and quite ancient). 

> Until now, I was only able to import one or two files which only
contained
> graphics links but no
> links to doc files. Whenever I try to import a Ventura chp file
containing
> a link to a doc file, I get
> an unspecified error and the import stops.

It's been years and years and years since I worked with Ventura, but
IIRC, the .chp file doesn't contain anything but metadata and links. The
text was entered (and edited) in a word processor or text editor. So you
don't import the .chp file, you import the Word (or whatever) file(s)
that the .chp references. 

At least, that's how I recall things working back when we had the
kerosene-fired computers. ;-)

Richard


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
303-223-5111
--
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom
303-777-0436
--