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Disc Conversions
Olivetti, Sharp, 
Smith Corona & Triumph-Adler 
Word Processors


Microsoft Word for Windows
or other PC and Mac formats


LuxSoft of Luxulyan 


We can convert any size of ...

  • Olivetti 'iwp'

  • 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 !

Established in 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 ...

We care about your valuable data ! 




Please 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.

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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 format.

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!

Disc & 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 media:

  • 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 converted files

We 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)

The following volume prices assume that all the discs are error-free (fully readable):
  -  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 recovery charges)

  • All prices quoted include 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 Europe. 

  • 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 ('GBP').

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 !


How & where to send us your data ....

- By e-mail attachment ...

  • If 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 giving an 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 to ask for our 'How to E-Mail WP files' help sheet.

  • When you e-mail the files, please also attach a completed Conversion Request Form or supply the requested information about you and your current computer.

- On Floppy Discs or CD's ...

  • If possible, please make a copy of each of the discs you wish to be converted and send us the copies, not the originals.

  • Please clearly number the discs

  • Click 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 

  • Post the package to us using the mailing supplied label. Please note that .....

    • Use of Recorded or Special Delivery is encouraged for valuable material or when disc copies cannot be made. To avoid missed deliveries 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.

    • Postage 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 ....

  • If 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.

  • The 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. 

  • Unlike other companies, we do NOT ask for payment in advance but we do ask for prompt settlement of the invoice. 

  • If 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 received. 

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Contact Details


We care about your valuable data

Tel (01726) 81 22 57 


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