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We can convert Canon Starwriter WP files so that they can be opened in modern Windows & Mac word processing programs without losing your formatting or text enhancements like bold & italic. The resulting files can be edited, printed and published just as if the text had been entered in the first place on the PC or Mac's own keyboard.
We can now also convert Address Lists (LST files) to suit Word, Excel etc
Established in 1986, LuxSoft has been performing fully confidential and professional disc conversion services for over 25 years so please beware of amateur imitators & those who reject faulty discs -
We care about your valuable data!
but we do not sell, repair, supply consumables
but we do not sell, repair, supply consumables
Many companies convert Canon Starwriter WP files to 'plain text' (ASCII) format. This means you loose all your precious formatting and text enhancements like bold & italics.
We convert them to the special file formats used by proper WP programs like Word and Works so as to keep your formatting, text enhancements and common foreign language accents. As a matter of course we also convert the Canon's back-up of the last file edited or deleted.
We can now also convert Address Lists ('Lst' files) for use with all popular spreadsheet and database programs.
All the resulting files can be opened, edited & printed just as if you had keyed the text into your PC or Mac in the first place.
Our service is fully confidential. Post-transfer support comes in the form of a comprehensive instruction & tips sheet plus free support by e-mail.
Our experience is that, as with all good things in life, quality is far more important than speed. Hence, we don't make rash boasts about same day turn-round because our prime concern is for your valuable data, particularly the accuracy and completeness of the results we achieve for you, especially when discs are faulty.
We can convert any size of standard word processing file from (at least) the following Canon Starwriter / Starjet models ....
Starwriter Jet 300 - Starjet 300
Starwriter Jet 350c - Starjet 350c
Starwriter Jet 400 - Starjet 400
Starwriter Jet 500 - Starjet 500
Starwriter Jet 5
If your model is not listed above, please contact us for advice.
Important note for Starwriter Pro 5000 & Starwriter Pro 7000 models -
Please note that we are reluctant to accept discs from Starwriter 5000 or Starwriter 7000 models because they are entirely different to all the others in terms of operating system, file format, supplied programs and document layout capabilities. Thankfully we do have software that will convert very simple wp docs from these terrible twins but we cannot guarantee that all docs will readily convert satisfactorily. If your Canon is still working, it's therefore a wise initial move to try converting the files yourself using the software that was supplied with the machine. Otherwise, please contact us to discuss the disc contents.
We can accept Canon text document (Txt) or Address List (Lst) files from the supported models listed above on the following media:
Please note that we are unable to convert spreadsheets or graphics files.
Canon WP's allow file names to contain symbols such as slash (/), question mark (?), double quote ("), percent (%), asterisk (*) and comma but both DOS & Windows firmly reject all these with "Access Denied". Worse, all attempts to re-name the files fail with the same message.
Also Canons can differentiate between files of the same name entered in different cases (eg one in all lower case and one all upper or mixed) but in both DOS & Windows they are treated as being the same so, when copying to a PC, the 2nd will try to overwrite the first.
If your Canon is still working well, please re-name any offending files before sending us your discs so that they are uniquely named, irrespective of upper/lower case and all occurrences in Filenames of slash (/), question mark (?), double quote ("), percent (%), asterisk (*) or comma are changed to acceptable symbols like ampersand (&), hyphen (-), underline (_), hash mark (#) and single quote (').
If your Canon is no longer working or this isn't done, this is not a problem because we have a way around the problem but it does take time and involves making changes to the original discs. We are quite willing to amend the odd one or two on a disc free of charge but where there's a goodly number, we reserve the right either to charge £4 per disc or disallow the quantity discount on that disc.
Format of the converted files
The most popular current formats are Word 'Doc', 'Docx' & Rich Text Format 'Rtf' because these can be read by just about all versions of MicroSoft Word, MS Works & Lotus Word Pro either on PC or Apple Mac. Normally therefore you will receive the results in ALL THREE of these formats. However, upon request, we can also convert files to be suitable for Word Perfect, Windows Write or Wordpad.
List (.LST) databases are normally converted to a table in MS Word 97/2000 format but other formats are available on request, including Excel.
These days the results are normally supplied as e-mail attachments (as simple attachments when a single disc is sent to us otherwise as a Zip) but there are options for CD and Pen Drive.
1 - Normal word processor (.Txt) Files
2 - Address List (.Lst) Files
- Please note ....
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 !
- By e-mail attachment ...
- On Floppy Discs or CD's ...
What we then do ....
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