Print Text to File
Posted on 1997-04-23
I am using FileMaker Pro to convert a database from one format to another (Dollars and $ense to Quicken). I want to export the DA$ data to FileMaker, process it, and then import it into Quicken. To do this, I need to output a FileMaker report to a text file as opposed to outputting simply the records since I need the formatting. Unfortunately, FileMaker doesn't support this option.
I figure I can use the LaserWriter driver to "Print to a File", but the resulting file has all the PostScript commands in it. What I need is a utility that interprets this file and converts it to it's text equivalent...or an aplication that can do the equivalent, eg MS Word. Then I can use any text editor to manipulate the data into the format I need.
Although my current need is for FileMaker, the same technique could be used for any other application that does not have a "Print to Text" option.
My question is: are you aware of any such application or is there another technique to accomplish the conversion?