Smith Corona & Triumph-Adler
Microsoft Word for Windows
or other PC and Mac formats
LuxSoft of Luxulyan
We can convert any size of
Sharp Fontwriter 'wp'
Smith Corona 'pwp'
or Triumph-Adler 'iwp'
.... file to suit Microsoft Word for Windows/Mac, MSWorks, Appleworks, Lotus
Word Pro, Word Perfect and many more - and
at prices from just £5 per whole disc, it doesn't cost a fortune either
1986, LuxSoft has been performing this
fully confidential and professional service for many years. Unlike others, we also accept faulty discs and will do our utmost to
recover as much material from them as we can ...
care about your valuable data !
note that we do not provide any spare parts,
consumables or any other support services for
Olivetti, Sharp, Smith Corona or Triumph-Adler Word Processors.
Other types of file conversion we can do
Our fully confidential
disc transfer service
keeps your document formatting
and the results are suitable for
all popular DOS, Mac & Windows-based word processors. However,
if you do only have ASCII format files available, we can also convert these to Word etc
Full post-transfer support comes in the form of a comprehensive instruction & tips sheet plus free support by e-mail.
Oh yes, we
don't hide our prices because we're one of the cheapest
services in the world!
& File Formats Accepted
We can accept Olivetti or
Triumph-Adler '.iwp' files, Sharp Fontwriter 'wp' files and Smith Corona 'pwp'
files as well as plain ASCII text (.TXT) files originating from PC compatible
WP's on the the following
3.5" 720kb (MF2DD) & 1.44mb (MF2HD) floppy discs
Files saved via a PC on CD, DVD & Pen Drive media
Ditto by e-mail, preferably as a Zipped archive
Regrettably, we cannot convert ....
- non wp file types from these
machines eg spreadsheets & graphics.
- old 2.8" discs / disc cartridges from
Smith Corona WPs
Format of the
normally convert files to both Rich Text Format (*.Rtf) and Word
7 (*.Doc) as one or other can be read by all versions of MicroSoft Word, MS Works, Lotus Word Pro and even by the Apple Macs so beloved by the publishing fraternity.
However, we can also convert files to be suitable for Word Perfect, Windows
Write and Wordpad.
Costs and Turnround
The base price is £10
for ALL the
files on each complete disc, no matter how many docs there are on board, subject
to a minimum conversion order of £15 (ie excluding any P&P, media or
data recovery charges).
following volume prices assume that all the discs are error-free (fully
- 2 - 3 is £10.00 each
- 4 - 5 is £9.00 each
- 6 - 10 is £8.00 each
- 11 - 15 it's £7.00 each
- 16 - 20 it's £6.00 each and
- 21 - 30 it's £5.00 each.
For files sent to us on CD
or by e-mail (as simple attachments or Zipped archives), the price is based on
£10.00 per megabyte of uncompressed data but here too there are
comparable progressive quantity discounts as above, and again there's
a minimum conversion order of £15 (ie excluding any P&P, media or data
All prices quoted
e-mailing the results worldwide.
For results on CD, there is no extra charge
if the total conversion cost exceeds £35, otherwise the extra is £2.50 to
addresses in UK & Europe (incl Republic of Ireland) or £3.00 to outside
For results on a USB pen drive, these are free when conversion costs are
over £70 otherwise it's an extra £4.50
For overseas customers, £1
currently translates to approx $1.30 US or 1.20 Euros. Please note that we can ONLY
accept payments in Euros or Dollars as cash or via PayPal - bank transfers must be in £ Sterling
The conversion service is totally confidential and we aim to
send back the results within 3-5 working days. Our main aim though is quality rather than
speed so for large batches of discs or at
busy periods, it may be a little longer. Also our 'heritage' hardware and its
operator are not getting any younger !
& where to send us
your data ....
you have already copied the WP files to your PC or Mac, the
quickest and cheapest way of sending us the files is by e-mail but
please contact us first at firstname.lastname@example.org
approx total size of files. You will then be given the e-mail address to which the files should be sent.
If you have a floppy drive
fitted to your computer but you are unsure how to go about copying over the
floppies, please e-mail us at email@example.com
to ask for our 'How to E-Mail
WP files' help
you e-mail the files, please also attach a completed Conversion
Request Form or supply the requested information about you and your
- On Floppy Discs or
If possible, please make a copy of each of the discs you wish to be converted and send us the copies,
not the originals.
number the discs
here to print out the Conversion Request Form to give us your
details as well as how you would like the discs converted.
The Conversion Request Form
also gives advice on how to pack the discs and the postal address to
which they should be sent (as a mailing label).
Please do NOT send
any money at this stage - you will be invoiced on completion
the package to us using the mailing supplied label. Please note that .....
Recorded or Special Delivery is encouraged for valuable
material or when disc copies cannot be made. To avoid missed
causing delay & inconvenience, please OK
this with us by phone or e-mail
BEFORE using these signed-for services.
Our postcode is not in the database used
by Royal Mail (this is Cornwall remember!) so manual entry
by a Post Office clerk may be necessary.
rates in the UK go on thickness of pack as well as size and
weight so even just a single floppy must go as a 'Large Letter'.
To avoid Royal Mail's punitive surcharges, please ensure that all
mail is adequately stamped.
By sending us data either in the
form of discs or e-mails, you are deemed to have accepted the Terms
& Conditions of our service.
What we then do ....
we encounter any reading problems with the discs because they have become
corrupted, we will spend a total 40 mins trying to recover as much data as
possible for you (as per our Terms
& Conditions). If the time needed exceeds this, we will contact you by
telephone or e-mail to discuss options and the likely additional charges.
results are either e-mailed to you or sent by post on
CD or Pen Drive accompanied by an invoice and a comprehensive set of instructions.
These cover accessing
the files in your PC or Mac's word processor as well as advice on editing & re-formatting the documents.
other companies, we do NOT ask for payment in advance but we do ask for
prompt settlement of the invoice.
after receiving the results you still want your original discs
returned to you, this is done as soon as possible after your payment has been
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