In many cases when the transition is between dissimilar systems the files are often stored in plain ASCII
and can be changed by a wide range of authorized persons who need access to the files on daily basis.
The ASCII text format enabled the development of text editors, computer software capable of editing plain ASCII
The JDOCSHELL file output format can be either HTML or plain ASCII
Outlook 2003 offers the option of converting all incoming e-mail to plain ASCII
For example, if you need to change copyright years, you will find that in your HTML documents the copyright symbol can be coded in a number of different ways, including the plain ascii
representation (c), the typographical equivalent of this symbol, or the HTML expression "©".
And please, offer that material in plain ASCII
, not a PDF file.
However, if you have a slow connection or are afraid that it could be a large PDF document that would take minutes to display, even on a cable modem, you can sample it in plain ASCII
format, which is instantly displayed when clicking on the Text version hotlink in the short entry (see Figure 5).
To make these electronic texts, or e-texts, available to the greatest number of readers, they had to be in the simplest form available, so plain ASCII
text was chosen for the format.
These journals delivered their content in plain ASCII
text over e-mail (Bitnet) with no frills, no graphics, and many limitations--e.
AI DON'T know of any specific program, but I'd expect the files to be in plain ASCII
format, so you should be able to copy them from the floppy disk to your PC's hard disk and open them in Notepad.
Make sure to use plain ASCII
text--never HTML or other formatted text.
Today, programmers are limited to impoverished descriptions in plain ASCII