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File Formats - Conversions

File Formats Explained

As files are copied from your original disks, they go through a conversion process. Most file types are converted for free. A few, including supported Desktop Publishing files and certain word processors incur additional charges. Most pictures, word processing files, and spreadsheets are converted where possible (see below) to formats modern computers and applications understand for free. Other unsupported file types are copied exactly as they existed on your original disks, which may or may not be "understandable" with your current computer.

Files Requiring Individual Attention - Desktop Publishing

Desktop publshing files are priced on a file-by-file basis. Files are converted to PDF format that can be viewed or printed:

  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe PageMaker
  • Aldus PageMaker
  • QuarkXPress

    Files Requiring Individual Attention - Very Early Macintosh

    A few Macintosh programs requiring indivdual attention are priced on a higher per-disk basis:

  • FileMaker
  • MacWrite
  • MS Excel 1.5
  • MS Word 3.0
  • WordPerfect 1.0
  • WriteNow 2.0

    Geneaology Programs Converted to GEDCOM

  • LDS PAF (Personal Ancestral File) - priced on a per-database basis
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  • All Other Supported Files - No Extra Charge

    Conversion of all other supported file types is included in the price of disk extraction:

    Graphics Formats Converted

  • BMP, EPS, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF
  • Kodak Picture Disks
  • Mystic Color Labs / Mystic PC Photos / Floppy Shots disks
  • Seattle Film Works Diskettes
  • Sony Mavica Camera Diskettes
  • Wolf Camera Diskettes
  • York Photo FotoFloppy Disks

    Word Processing Formats Converted

    PC Mac
  • Ami Pro 1.2, 2.0, 3.x
  • AppleWorks 5.0
  • ClarisWorks 1.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
  • DCA/RFT
  • Final Draft
  • IBM DisplayWrite
  • Leading Edge (LEWP)
  • MS Word DOS through version 6.0
  • MS Word for Windows 1.x and up
  • MS Works for Windows 2.0 and up
  • Multimate 4.0
  • PFS:Write
  • Professional Write 2.0
  • Rich Text, ASCII Text
  • Valdocs
  • WordPerfect DOS 4.2, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0
  • WordPerfect Windows 6.0 - 13
  • WordPerfect Works 2.0, 2.1
  • WordStar 2000, 5.x, 6.0, 7.0
  • XyWrite
  • AppleWorks 5.0, 6.0
  • AppleWorks (Apple II) 2.1, 3.0, GS
  • ClarisWorks 1.0, 2.x, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
  • Final Draft
  • FrameMaker MIF 3.0
  • MacWrite II
  • MacWrite Pro 1.0, 1.5
  • MS Word 4.0 and up
  • MS Works 3.0, 4.0
  • Nisus Writer 3.0, 4.0
  • Rich Text, ASCII Text
  • WordPerfect 2.x, 3.x
  • WriteNow 3.0, 4.0
  • Spreadsheet Formats Converted

    PC Mac
  • AppleWorks 5.0
  • ClarisWorks 1.0, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
  • DBase II, DBase III
  • Excel 2.x and up
  • Lotus 1-2-3
  • MS Works for Windows 3.0 - 95
  • Quattro Pro (DOS) 4.0
  • Quattro Pro (Windows) 1.0 - 9.0
  • SYLK
  • AppleWorks (Apple II) 2.1, 3.0
  • AppleWorks 5.0, 6.0
  • ClarisWorks 1.0 and up
  • MS Excel 2.0 and up
  • MS Works 2.0, 3.0, 4.0
  • SYLK
  • Apple II, Commodore 64, Amiga, TRS-80 Applications Converted

  • AppleWorks
  • EasyScript
  • EasyWriter (Cap'n Software)
  • Gutenberg, Gutenberg Jr.
  • Magic Window I-II
  • Paperclip I-III
  • PFS:Write
  • Scripsit
  • Speedscript
  • WordPerfect
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  • Available media types

  • 8" Shugart floppies - CP/M, DEC, IBM, dedicated word processors
  • AT&T 5700, 7700 word processors
  • Bernoulli 10/20 disks
  • Brother word processors - 240K, 720K, 1.44MB
  • Coleco ADAM floppies
  • Commodore Amiga 3-1/2" floppies
  • Commodore 64, 128, Pet, 1541, 1571, 8250, SFD-1001 drives
  • Convergent Technologies CTOS and Burroughs BTOS 5-1/4" floppies
  • CPT word processor 8" floppies
  • Digital Equipment Corporation DEC RX50K, RX01, RX02 floppies
  • Disklavier, PianoSoft floppies to Pianodisc IQ
  • Epson QX-10 Valdocs disks
  • Hard drives: SCSI, IDE, SATA, Iomega Jaz, Syquest, Bernoulli 44/88
  • IBM Displaywriter 6580 8" floppies
  • IBM Office System 6 8" floppies
  • Imation LS-120 / SuperDisk disks
  • Iomega ZIP drives: Iomega Zip 100, Zip 250, Zip 750
  • Iomega Jaz 1GB, 2GB disks
  • Kaypro, North Star, Osborne, Toshiba, and all other CP/M 5-1/4" floppies
  • Macintosh and Apple II 3-1/2" and 5-1/4" floppies
  • Magneto Optical disks - 3-1/2": 128MB MO, 230MB MO, 540MB MO, 640MB MO, Gigamo 1.3GB, Gigamo 2.3GB
  • Magneto Optical disks - 5-1/4": 594MB MO, 1.2GB MO, 2.3GB MO, 4.1GB MO, 9.1GB MO
  • NBI word processor 8" floppies
  • Olivetti word processors
  • Smith-Corona word processors (except Smith-Corona DataDisks)
  • Tandy Model 100/102/200/WP-2 PDD disks
  • TRS-80 TRSDOS, TRS-80 Color Computer floppies
  • Wang word processor 8" floppies - Wang OIS, VS, VP
  • Windows, DOS, IBM PC 3-1/2" and 5-1/4" floppies
  • Xerox 860 IPS word processor 8" floppies
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