File Format for MS word for Mac version 3, 4 & 5 RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm working at a university on an digital archival project involving more than 40,000 word documents that were created with early versions of word.

    I've got [MS-CFB] and [MS-WORD], which help's with the compound files but can not find any documentation for the earlier versions.

    The particular ones I've identified are Word for Macintosh versions 3, 4 and 5. I've managed to decipher some of the structure for these and extracting the text is straight forward but need I need to retain all the styles and formatting because they have specific meaning in the collections of documents.

    Is there any documentation available for these old versions?


    Thursday, September 27, 2012 1:13 AM