convert canon starwriter jet 300 files to text

  Churston 19:54 23 Oct 2007

Could anybody help me find a method of converting files from a Canon Starwriter jet 300 to anything that Windows can read. e.g. text for word files
thanks for any help

  Technotiger 21:45 23 Oct 2007

click here is this the one? If so I doubt whether text from this can be converted.

  Technotiger 21:52 23 Oct 2007

You could try this - print your document with the StarWrite, then scan the printed document and OCR it to save it as a Word .doc or .txt.

  woodchip 22:01 23 Oct 2007

I think the files will be on a floppy, But if so why not tell us

  Churston 22:15 23 Oct 2007

Canon Starwriter Jet 300 is an old style wordprocessor which saves its files on a floppy. Unfortunately these files are not the same as the Starwriter files in Open Office. There clearly are some form of text file, but at present not I have not found any software that will make them compatible with Windows.
Yes you are right the files could be printed off and scanned in, but this would take a long time. I am just hopeful that there may be a convertor of some sort.

  woodchip 22:24 23 Oct 2007

One hear that may do it, and you cn download it to try it out click here
Or is this any good click here

  Technotiger 22:26 23 Oct 2007

Well, I have searched but can not find any such converter program.

  Technotiger 22:29 23 Oct 2007

Hmm, woodchip's second link looks the business.

  woodchip 22:43 23 Oct 2007

It may let you save in a different format after you open it, Testing will tell you

  Churston 07:27 24 Oct 2007

Thanks Woodchip, the first of your suggestions has the answer. i.e. Winconv.exe

Unfortunately the SDW files from Open Office are not the same as the Canon Starwriter files.

Thanks again

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