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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Jeremy Butler <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 27 May 1992 18:25:24 CST
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> On Wed, 27 May 1992 13:17:56 CST Jeremy Butler said:
>>    Has anyone experimented with saving WordPerfect files in the format
>>    designed for sending over e-mail channels?
>>    I read somewhere, sometime that WordPerfect can be saved in a 7-bit
>>    format that will allow it to travel over BITNET/Internet and preserve
>>    all of its control codes (i.e., underlining, footnotes, etc.).  I
>>    haven't had a chance to fiddle with this myself, so I was wondering
>>    anyone else had--and with what success.
>Why not try compressing it? Zip and StuffIt files can both be sent over
>the net as binary data, which bypasses the various nasties which can
>corrupt the document. Although it won't be quite as easy as straight
>mail, it _will_ get the file there intact, and with the added plus of
>being compressed to save bandwith.
    Thanks for the suggestion, Andrew, but putting it into binary format is
    just what I'm trying to avoid.  I think many net users are not familiar
    with, or don't have access to, FTP and thus cannot handle binary file
    And also, to put it on SCREEN-L FILELIST it has to be in some sorta
    text format.
    And so I'll keep a-searchin'.