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 Disc & File Conversions from  
LocoScript PC, LocoScript Easy, 
LocoScript Professional & LocoFile

by LuxSoft of Luxulyan 

 which allow you to read LocoScript PC docs in  
Word for Windows, Word for Mac 
& other modern office software 

 

PLEASE NOTE

This page is for LocoScript on regular 'IBM Compatible' PC's

 It is NOT for Amstrad PCWs 

For Amstrad PCW LocoScript conversions, please click Here

 

Established in 1986, LuxSoft has been performing this fully confidential and professional service for years so please beware amateur imitators who lose your document formatting with a 'plain text' conversion or produce files which can endanger Windows systems. 

Contents

 

Media Accepted

We can accept Loco Files on the following media :

  • 3.5" 720k 'double density' and 1.44mb 'high density' floppy discs

  • 5.25" 360k 'double density' and 1.2mb 'high density' floppy discs.

  • Hard disc drives from defunct Amstrad PC's or IDE IBM compatibles

  • Files saved on CD, DVD or Pen Drives

  • Compressed archives (eg WinZip, Dos 6.2's MSBackup) on floppy, CD or by e-mail.

  • Files produced by the old Backup program bundled with DOS 3, 4 & 5. 

 

Format of the transferred files

The most popular Word Processor formats are MS Word 'Doc' & 'Docx' plus Rich Text 'Rtf' as these can not only be read by MS Word but also Kingsoft Office, Open Office, MS Works, Lotus Word Pro and most Apple Macs. As there are advantages & disadvantages to all the formats, we normally supply all the results in Word 2, Word 7, Docx and Rich Text so that they suit the widest range of document layout, WP software and computer. However, we can also convert files to be suit Word Perfect, Windows Write, MicroSoft Works 3 and Wordpad.

LocoFile databases are normally converted to DBF format which is suitable for Excel and a wide variety of other Spreadsheet & Database software, but we can also produce CSV files on request. 

Please note that we are unable correctly to convert text that is in Greek, Cyrillic (Russian) or Old Icelandic or any other characters that have been obtained by switching keyboard layouts.

Costs and Turnround

For files supplied on floppy disc(s), the base price is 10 for ALL the files on one complete disc no matter how many docs there are on board (subject to a minimum conversion order value 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 supplied on CD, old hard drives or via e-mailed Zipped archives, price is 10 per megabyte (or part thereof) of uncompressed files but there are discounts for 6mb or more. Here also there is a minimum conversion charge of 15 (ie excluding any P&P or data recovery charges)

Please Note 

We do NOT ask for payment in advance - you will be invoiced upon completion.

  • 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 ! Naturally, if there were to be a long delay, you would be notified by e-mail. 

 

What to send and to Where ....

(1) By e-mail attachment ...

  • The quickest, cheapest and most secure way of sending us your files is by e-mail but if there's more than 3 or 4mb of data, we should appreciate if you would please contact us first to give an approx total size of files. 

  • If you are familiar with creating Zips, then please send the files in this form. Otherwise, to avoid problems with files of the same name on different discs or in different folders, please attach the files from each folder in turn to separate e-mails which have the disc number in the Subject line. 

  • 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.

(2) Data on Floppy Discs, CDs, Old Hard Drives etc 

  • Click here to print out the Conversion Request Form to give us your details as well as what you are sending.

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

  • Please clearly number the discs

  • The Conversion Request Form also gives advice on how to pack the discs plus our postal address as a mailing label. Please put your address (or address label) on the back of the envelope.

  • Please do NOT send any money at this stage. You will be invoiced on completion. Unlike other companies, we do NOT ask for up-front payment but we do ask for prompt settlement of the invoice. 

  • By sending us your discs, 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.

  • In accord with your preferences and the volume of data involved, the results are either e-mailed to you or sent by post on floppy disc, CD or pen drive accompanied by an invoice and a comprehensive set of instructions about how to access the files in your PC's word processor plus advice on editing & re-formatting the documents. 

  • 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. 

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

 

We look forward to receiving your files and to you joining the hundreds of our delighted customers who have discovered lots of old material they had completely forgotten!

Contact Details

 

Tel (01726) 81 2257 

e-mail malc@luxsoft.co.uk

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