For generality, you will usually want to transfer text files in
the Ascifile format that any program can read. This goes for Apple
/// word processors, too. Neither AppleWriter nor Word Juggler can
read a Pascal text file. But Pascal can read ascifiles as well as its
own textfiles, so you lose nothing -- and gain a lot -- by using the
You don't have to convert a Pascal
text file before "straight text" transmission via ACCESS /// or
Kermit ///. Both automatically convert from textfile to ascifile
format before sending. Other programs do the same thing in "straight
text" mode. However, an XModem transfer will send the file in
textfile format, which may or may not be desirable -- probably
To convert a Pascal text file to an
ascifile, load it into the Pascal editor and change its file type to
Ascii file -- the Pascal Editor's S)et E)nvironment A)scii T)rue --
and then save the file. The converted file can be read by an Apple
/// program or even by an IBM-type machine. File sizes are measured
in blocks. Each block is 512 bytes. This explains why the number of
blocks in a file decreases by 2 when you convert it from a "Textfile"
to an "Asciifile".
I realize that this is a little
confusing and that this is not a thorough exposition of this area.
The hope is that this will give you enough clues to figure out what
to do, or what to ask.
ON THREE: Orders to Joe Consorti;
Apple /// Products, 6303 Green Garden Drive, Bakersfield, California
93313; 1-805-397-6118. The boss, Bob Consorti, is on MAUG (A2/A3
Forum)(GO APPUSER) at 75056,2110 (Internet:
75300.1543@COMPUSERVE.COM. His address and phone number are: 179-B
Kent St. Brookline, MA. 021478; (617)-731-0662 ]
SUN REMARKETING: PO Box 4059, Logan
UT 84321. Phone 800-821-3221 for orders, or call 801-755-3360 for
questions. Technical support costs $2.00 per minute. Call:
1-900-Sun-SRVC. , or if you have a Mac or PC and access to the
Internet, their Web Page is at: http://www.sunrem.com/.
E-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
WAP (Washington Apple Pi): 12022
Parklawn Drive; Rockville, MD. 20852; (301)-984-0300 Serves members
and non-members. 250+ A3 PD disks. Non- member disk prices are
higher. Dues $39.00 per year. TCS (expanded BBS) is extra for email
and Internet. Dave Ottalini co-chairs the Apple /// Special Interest
Group. He is "72457,2401" on CompuServe or
72457.2401@Compuserve.Com via e-mail. On the WAP TCS its: Dave.Ottalini@TCS.WAP.ORG.