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Removing EOF Marker from Translated Phonebook Files

Removing EOF Marker from Translated Phonebook Files

I recently upgraded from a Casio Boss to the HP 95LX. I didn't feel like re-entering 560 names, numbers, and addresses into the HP Phonebook, so I used Traveling Software's PC-Link program to output the Boss telephone database in SDF format. I changed the files extension from .SDF to .CD1 so the HP 95LX Connectivity Pack Translate Utility would accept it.

 The Phonebook Translate Utility processes 99% of the file, then displays: "Cannot Process Source File, Invalid File Format, Press ESC to Continue."

 The format of the data conforms to "Conventional Data Format 1" (see Translate Utility Users Guide, page 4-8).

After some experimentation I found that the End of File (EOF) marker created when the Boss data was translated was the culprit. I deleted the EOF marker using PC Tools HEX edit, saved the file, and ran the file through the Translate Utility again. Without the EOF marker, the translation succeeded.

 Robert Mueller

 Tak, Hong Kong

 [You can also edit out the EOF marker in MEMO. The EOF markers are entered by pressing <CTRL>-<Z>, and look like (right arrows). Use <DEL> to remove it from the end of the file -- Hal.]

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