Sending Printer Data to Floppy Disk

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clydekamel1

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Going to start/setting/printer and right clicking on properties you can send printer information to a floppy disk my question is can the data be reformatted to use in other programs. My objective is to use name and address information from a non windows program to create a data base in Windows MS spreadsheet and/or Excel to make labels, envelopes, etc. I experimented by sending a file I generated in MS Word to the floppy disk, however, when I opened it it appears to be in machine language.
Anyway help with this would be appreciated.
 

eddie5659

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Hiya and welcome

Don't have a printer attached to this pc, but I have one at work. In the meantime, when you save the file to a floppy, what is its extension?

Also, which program are you getting the file from?

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Hiya

Got an email:

Thanks for your interest in the printing to floppy question. I can't really determine the file extension other than "file". I copied a file to the disk then I open it in Window Explorer it showed the file name, size of the file, but for file type it showed "file". When you try to open the file you get a pop up
window stating "Open With" then you have to select. I have tried a few like Note Pad; Microsoft Word, etc., however, when it opens it is in machine or printer language.
When you rightclick on the file, and choose Properties, what does it say under Type of file, or anywhere in there? Does it just say this 'File' name?

Whats the program that you're getting the file from?

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Hiya

Got an email:

I just sent a document I created in Microsoft Works (word processor) to a floppy disk. I then open "A" drive from Windows Explorer
So, is this document able to be re-opened again? Just trying to get my head round this one :)

What are you saving the file as? You're creating it in Works, which I assume is on the PC you're working on. If not, try saving as an RTF file.

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