From this page you can find the latest information regarding the DocDatatypes
This page should be book marked at http://go.to/docdatatypes
since this will always point to the correct url.
The DocDatatypes and DocDatatypes Lite systems are Shareware.
To register DocDatatypes it is only 20 pounds sterling(or 40 US Dollars),
and to register DocDatatypes Lite it is only 10 pounds sterling(or 20 US
Dollars), information for registering can be received by emailing the Author.
This page was last updated on the 6th of August 2005.
The latest version of DocDatatypes is v40.40.
The major change from version 40.30 is the support of reading MacBinary
Also added to the archive is the latest version of FindFile, a new fast,
easy to use file finder application that offers search by name, size, date,
and even file type. All feedback is welcome on FindFile.
In association with Amiga Arena a special version of DocDatatypes is
available, called DocDatatypes Lite. It is for those that do not need support
of all the exotic file formats that are currently supported. For more information
on DocDatatypes Lite click here.
SpitFire the Palm Desktop by Ralph Torchia becomes the first application
to support native file format loading and saving via DocDatatypes.
If you are a programmer and want to add Text DataType support to your
program, it is very easy to do. Email me to obtain
source code and examples on how to do this.
You can use the forum to discuss bugs and suggest improvements.
Why not join the DocDatatypes Mailing List
The registered users can request this version by emailing me, they should
not install the DataTypes available from this site. They should also subscribe
to the mailing list for the latest information.
Amiga OS Release 3 the Amiga has the concept of datatypes classes, which
allow specific file types to be categorized and groups of operations can
be done on them via a uniform API(such as viewing, converting and printing).
MultiView is an application that utilizes these datatypes and handles any
file for which you have a datatypes class installed.
DocDatatypes is a set of Datatypes classes for documents. It is a subclass
of the text.datatype.
DocDatatypes Lite contains only the msdoc.datatype, rtfdoc.datatype
and the wpdoc.datatype.
The msdoc.datatype currently supports the reading of the following data
DosWord 4, 5 and 5.5
WinWord 1, 2, 6, 95, 97, 2000, 2002(XP)
Windows Write 3
MacWord 4, 5, 98
MS Works 3, 4
OS 2 Word
The lotusdoc.datatype currently supports the reading of the following data
AmiPro 1, 2, 3
The wordstardoc.datatype currently supports the reading of the following
WordStar 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
WordStar 2000 1, 2, 3
The wpdoc.datatype currently supports the reading of the following data
WordPerfect 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2000 ...
WordPerfect Program Editor/Ed Editor
WordPerfect Macro Editor
The rtfdoc.datatype currently supports the reading of the following data
Rich Text File
Pocket Word 1, 2
The xywritedoc.datatype currently supports the reading of the following
The quilldoc.datatype currently supports the reading of the following data
Psion Quill Doc
QL Quill Doc
The psiondoc.datatype currently supports the reading of the following data
The pdbtextdoc.datatype currently supports the reading and writing of the
following data formats:
Palm DB TEXt Doc (compressed and uncompressed)
RichReader Doc (compressed and uncompressed)
TEAL Doc (compressed and uncompressed)
The firstworddoc.datatype currently supports the reading of the following
Atari 1st Word(plus)
The macdoc.datatype currently supports the reading of the following data
Mac Write 4.5
Tables in the documents are converted to comma seperated value(csv)
tables which can easily be converted back to tables by most word processors.
To download the latest version of the DocDatatypes distribution choose
the archive format you want to download:
NOTE: If you are having trouble with the lzx archive then you will
need to download the lha archive. The problem is usually caused by your
Web Browser(mostly on MS-Windows) corrupting the lzx file since your Internet
browser is not configured correctly for it.
You may need to shift click or use your browsers context menu(right-click)
and select download or save link as...
It is an archive in lzx/lha format and first you should extract it
to ram: and then copy it to a location on your hard disk. Then you should
read the documentation and run the installer via Install_DT.
You should also note that a lot of applications that support datatypes
such as FinalWriter and WordWorth only support picture datatypes and they
do not support text datatypes, to use these datatypes with those applications
you should load the document into MultiView and then save it via Save As..
then load the saved file into that application(eg FinalWriter, WordWorth