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Posted By : Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 21, 2004

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Want to find either dos scanner software, or conversion software to save scanned files using windows format, into dos format and save them onto a floppy disk. Scanning the information into the computer is not the problem....once it is in the computer, (win 98 workstation) I need to convert it and save it in a dos format software or program on a floppy disk. Then I can then go into word perfect 5.1 program and open the a: file and there will be my description....

Actually what I am trying to do is scan in legal land descriptions, to avoid typing them, and save them onto a floppy disk in a dos format so that I can then use my dos only version of word perfect 5.1 to read and open the scanned that I can then copy the legal scanned description into the current document I am creating in word perfect 5.1. somehow I need to convert the windows scanned information into dos format so that my dos software can open the file... or find dos scanner software that will actually scan and save the doc in a dos format. Does that exist..??

Or do you know if wordperfect 5.1 has a patch that might do this? I know they have the conversion the other way around, from dos to windows, but I need it the other way around, from windows format to I need to be able to save the newly created document with description in my word perfect 5.1 so that all of the information will be saved in my index file for future reference. Only way I can do that now is to type in the description, and I want to avoid that, because some descriptions are so very long, it would save much time if I can find such software ....out there. This is probably a I know what I need, and want it to do....but not where to find it.

This question was answered on March 21, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Run the command C:\ windows\temp =this specifies the location of the default temporary files.

For more information go to From there you can also download patches.

I dont think that you can scan your document on a DOS format.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 21, 2004

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