Converting PRN file to DOC file

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  1. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

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    Is it possible
    If so how. . .. Txt would be fine

    I have some files I want convert form a printer file
    to a regular document.

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  2. MR. MEOWGI

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    Can't you just drag and drop the prn on to an open text file?
     
  3. Rocket River

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    it looks like garbage
    I cannot select all on the document for some reason

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  4. MR. MEOWGI

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    search google groups, i found this:

    Word has a feature called "AutoFormat found under the "Format" menu.

    Another option is to open the file in Word with the "Text with Layout"
    import converter. When you open a text file with this converter spaces are
    replaced with tabs and line breaks within paragraphs are removed.

    To do this you need to turn on "Confirm conversion at Open"

    On the Tools menu select Options. On the General tab turn "Confirm
    conversion at Open" on.

    Open the the .PRN file. You will be presented with a dialog to confirm the
    import filter to use. You then need to change this to "Text with Layout".

    This import/export converter does not install by default. You need to
    perform a custom install of Word and select this converter for installation.
     

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