I am installing a new SBS2k server and pc's at a clients.
They have been running a old Unixbox and terminal stations for years contected to a a Laserjet printer.
The company that looked after the Unix box is no longer around and I don't have the administrators password for the unix box so can't really change anything plus I don't really know Unix.
The client has thousands of documents stored on the Unix box that need to be transfered in MSword. The documents on the unix systems are in an old program called Meta4. It produces quite simple documents with simple formatting like bold, undline indents etc with all in 10pt Courier. I have as yet been unable to find a conversion program or utility.
What I am thinking of doing is somehow capturing output from the parallel port on the Unix box (standard AT machine) to the serial or parallel port on the PC and so that the document could be read in Word. I know this might sound tedious but I reckon its still much quicker than scanning and OCR.
Is this possible? has anybody done this? and what do I need in software/hardware? Any help would be much appreciated.