If we are speaking of a wordprocessing file, why not save your XY document in RTF and call up the RTF file in MSWord in Open Office? It could not be easier. It takes about 7 seconds, and most of that is time spent on locating the RTF file while in MSWord. If it's a matter of saving only a section of a XY document, copy the section, paste it into a new document, and then save as RTF; or alternatively, save the whole XY document as RTF and load that into MSWord, and then cut the unwanted sections. I don't see a problem here, but I may be misunderstanding the question. M.W. Poirier ------------------------------------------------------------------ On Wed, 24 Mar 2010, Avrom Fischer wrote:
Since at least three quarters of the posts are over my head, I do not
know whether my comments add anything but here goes. I run xy4 from a full screen in xp pro using the icon Robert described a few years ago. When I want to switch between xy4 and a windows application, I save my document with a txt extension after stripping out the deltas. I than call it up in notepad and paste the retrieved document in the windows applicaton I want to use. When converting a document generated by windows application such as excell or word, I paste it into a notepad since it seems to strip out hard returns, store the file with a txt extension and than retrieve it in xy.
I assume there is a better way of doing the conversion back and forth,
but at least I understand what I am doing and so far it works.
I still have working copies of word for word so if I want to preserve
formating I use word for word for conversions both ways.
Will any of my procedures work on a pc with windows 7. avromf@xxxxxxx<mailto:avromf@xxxxxxx> or af413@xxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:af413@xxxxxxxxxxxx> ----- Original Message ----- From: Harry Binswanger<mailto:hb@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To: xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:xywrite@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 7:33 AM Subject: Re: copying & pasting between XY and MS Kari, This has to be a very awkward and unnecessary way to go. Xy works just peachy under XP. The cocoon he has to break out of is the idea that full-screen is better than a big window. Virtual PC is overkill. Regards, Harry >If you are upgrading to XP, you must break out of your cocoon and find a >new cozy nest for your DOS applications. VirtualPC is a good choice. This >way you can run your apps under native DOS and full-screen. Copying data >gets done through a shared folder as files. > >To install VirtualPC, go to my utilities page >(http://www.lexitec.fi/xywrite/utility.html<http://www.lexitec.fi/xywrite/utility.html>) and > >1) download MS Virtual PC 2007 (Windows Vista or Windows XP) >http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/virtual-pc-2007.aspx > >2) download my DOS Additions (http://www.lexitec.fi/xywrite/dosadd.zip<http://www.lexitec.fi/xywrite/dosadd.zip>), >unzip it and open the readme file for installation instructions (DOS >additions are needed to share a folder between DOS and XP) > >3) install DOS into the virtual machine, then the DOS additions, and >applications (Xy). If you install Windows 3.11 on top of DOS, you can use >networking and DOS boxes, but this is a bit more complicated, and a not >needed for basic operation. > >One added benefit is that once you have your DOS apps in a virtual >machine, you can copy the virtual machine to a newer operating system, >i.e. it is totally portable. > >Best regards, > >Kari Eveli >LEXITEC Book Publishing (Finland) >lexitec@xxxxxxxxxx > >*** Lexitec Online *** >English summary of our services: http://www.lexitec.fi/sitesummary.html<http://www.lexitec.fi/sitesummary.html> >FileOpen-based ebook packaging and support: >http://www.lexitec.fi/fileopen.html >Acrobat Reader Treasure Trove: http://www.lexitec.fi/acrobat-reader.html<http://www.lexitec.fi/acrobat-reader.html> >English-Finnish-English Computer Terms: http://www.lexitec.fi/glossary.html<http://www.lexitec.fi/glossary.html> >XyWrite Utilities: http://www.lexitec.fi/xywrite/utility.html<http://www.lexitec.fi/xywrite/utility.html> >Home page (in Finnish): http://www.lexitec.fi/<http://www.lexitec.fi/> Harry Binswanger hb@xxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:hb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>