Some IT gurus advocate
Brother WP files readable by popular modern word processing programs like Word
by using the Brother's ability to create 'text only' (ASCII) files but this is
very time consuming. It also means that you
loose all your precious formatting, including all those lovely bolds, italics and foreign language accents.
More importantly, this
solution obviously relies upon the Brother still being in full working order
rather than having been consigned to the tip !
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, and we're
also one of the cheapest
services in the world!
& File Formats Accepted
We can accept .WPT
and plain ASCII text (.TXT) files originating from PC compatible Brother WP's on the the following
3.5" 720kb (MF2DD) & 1.44mb (MF2HD) floppy discs
Files saved via a PC on CD or DVD media
Ditto by e-mail, preferably as a Zipped archive
We cannot convert other file types from later
Brothers eg spreadsheets & graphics or 240k disks from very early Brother
machines (ie those not listed below) . . . .
Suitable Brother Models
following models ARE suitable as they use
discs compatible with our PC's -
LW Models LW35, LW350, LW450
LW700i, LW700ic, LW730i, LW750ic
LW800ic, LW810ic, LW830ic, LW840ic
PN ("Personal Note") models PN8500 & PN9000
Certain EM series
models eg EM2050 use PC format discs but produce files that are in a special format.
can convert these subject to the loss of some formatting controls.
If your model is listed above
here to skip the next
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Early models produced
240k discs which are not
sorry, we cannot read & convert these. Models known
to be unsuitable include :
UK models -
WP1 to WP70, LW1, LW20, and LW100.
models with a WP prefix and no
letters after the number)
eg WP3400 is not suitable (but WP1700MDS
do not send us any
discs from these
your model number is not listed above as being suitable or you don't know the
model number ....
It may be a
non-UK model we haven't met before so do try the following test first:
disc by sliding the tab on the underside so that the square hole is
OPEN then try loading it on a PC. If a list appears of files which end in .WPT, then you are in luck .... and you
can either e-mail us the files or send us the disc .... but do
not double click on any of the files to try to open them.
If Windows says "the
disc is not
formatted, do you want to format it now?" do please say No!
All is not yet lost though as the cause could be the type of PC you are
using or the type of disc that's been used
..... e-mail us giving the model number and the problems you are having
so that we can send you a suitable instruction sheet.
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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 good news is that the base price is
for ALL the files on a floppy disc irrespective of how many files it contains. The even better news is
that there are progressive quantity discounts for 6 or more
error-free discs as follows -
- 6 to 10 is £7.00 each
- 11 - 15 it's £6.50
- 16 - 20 it's £5.75 and
- 21 - 30 it's £5.00.
For larger quantities still, please e-mail or call for a quote.
Please note that,
due to ever rising costs, we have had to introduce a £10 minimum invoice charge
(excluding any P&P charges)
For files sent to
us on CD or by e-mail (as simple attachments or Zipped archives),
prices are based on £7.50 per megabyte of uncompressed data but
here too there the same progressive discounts for quantities of 6mb or more.
include the e-mailing of Zipped results worldwide. For CD's to UK & Europe (incl Republic of Ireland), there
is an additional postal charge of £1.00 or to outside Europe of £1.75.
For overseas customers, £1
currently translates to approx $1.75 US or 1.30 Euros. Please note that we can ONLY
accept payments in Euros or Dollars as cash or via PayPal - all cheques, money
orders or bank transfers MUST be in £ Sterling
The conversion service is totally confidential and we aim to
send back the results within 72 hours ... but for large batches of discs or at
busy times it may be a little longer because our aim is quality rather than speed.
& where to send us
your data ....
you have already copied the Brother files to your PC or Mac, the
quickest and cheapest way of sending us the files is by e-mail (either as
simple attachments or, preferably, a 'Zipped' (compressed) archive) to firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Brother 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 .....
of Recorded Delivery or Registered Mail is encouraged for
valuable material & when disc copies cannot be made. To avoid missed
causing delay & inconvenience, please call or e-mail
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 ....
If we encounter any problems
extracting files from your discs due to data corruption, we will attempt to
recover as much as we can as detailed in our Terms
results are either e-mailed to you or sent on
CD by post 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. This can be by a variety of methods,
including cheque (Sterling only), cash, Pay-Pal, and electronic funds transfer
after receiving & reviewing the results you still want your original disks
returned to you, this is done once your payment has been
received and, in the case of a cheque, it has been cleared by our
- "Wonderful" - Revd R S, London
thought that those files were lost forever" - J S, Cobham
Congratulations!" - DGL, Cardiff