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Amstrad PCW & CPC
Mini Office Professional
Supercalc 2 & Protext
Disc & File Conversions
to PC or Mac
by LuxSoft of Luxulyan
original independent professional
& confidential disc conversion service
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MOP, Supercalc 2 & Protext conversions:
PC's tend not to like PCW 3" discs in their drives!
Most PCW owners just used the supplied LocoScript word processing software for all their needs but some preferred Protext whilst many who explored the world of the CP/M operating system used Supercalc2 or Mini-Office Pro for creating their Spreadsheets.
Most computer shops will tell you that it's just not possible to convert these to useable PC files ... but it is! Moreover our system keeps all you Protext document formatting (bolds, italics etc).
The downside is that the conversion of wp files from Protext and spreadsheets from both Supercalc 2 & MOP are all very laborious, time consuming tasks because each file has to be converted individually through a three or four stage process. Hence our charges abnormally are per file for these types rather than per disc. However, for Protext users, we now offer a cheaper option of a "Quick & Dirty" conversion to suit Word at our normal 'per disc' prices and we also offer this for wp files from Mini Office too.
Our conversion service is fully confidential and the results are suitable for the vast majority of DOS and Windows-based software. Full post-transfer support comes in the form of a comprehensive step by step instruction & tips sheet plus free support by e-mail.
We can also convert both Protext docs and Supercalc sheets from Amstrad CPC machines as well as Protext PC and Supercalc versions 2-4 from old Amstrad PCs & other IBM compatibles
We can accept :
Protext WP Files can be converted to:
Please note that we also offer the much cheaper "Quick & Dirty" option. See below.
Supercalc 2/3/4 are converted to the 'Comma Separated Variable' (CSV) type of text file while Mini-Office Professional Spreadsheets are converted to plain text Word docs, both of which can be very quickly and simply read by most PC spreadsheet or 'Office' programs including:
The downside of this plain text format is that formulae/functions/algorithms & formatting properties are not exported with the data.
In view of the very considerable amount of work involved converting each individual file, these data types are charged on a sliding scale according to the number of files there are per disc (but for Protext users, please also see the "Quick & Dirty" option below) :
For over this number, please call or e-mail for a quote.
If you have forgotten what's on the discs and/or don't want every file converted, we can offer you an alternative approach:
To opt for this type of conversion, please tick the relevant box on the Conversion Request Form (see below).
Please Note (for all types of conversion) ....
Due to ever rising costs, we have had to introduce a minimum disc conversion charge of £15 (excluding any P&P or data recovery charges)
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 ! Naturally, if there were to be a long delay, you would be notified by e-mail.
What we then do:
"Clinging to the trailing edge of technology"
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