kpalmdoc - convert PalmDOC to Text
> I'm sure that I'm doing something wrong here but I just can't see it.
> I have a number of pdb files that I want to convert to text. It seems
> that the
> simplest solution is kpalmdoc (part of kdepim).
> I crank up kpalmdoc and find two file selection boxes: "Text file:" and
> "DOC file:". If I select the palmdoc file in the "DOC file" box and leave
> "Text file:" box empty, then click on "Convert PalmDOC to Text", I get
> message: "The text file /home already exists. Overwrite it?"
> Er, no, let's not overwrite that.
> If I select a directory name under "Text file:" it tells me that "The text
> file /directory/I/selected already exists. Overwrite it?"
> In order to convert an individual file to a text file I have to create a
> text file first, then select that and tell the program to overwrite it.
> It gets worse if I select "Convert whole folders". Then I get two
> boxes, "Text folder:" and "Palmdoc folder". No matter what I selections I
> in those boxes, I always get the message "No text files were converted
> correctly" when I click on "Convert PalmDOC to Text".
> So, what am I doing wrong here? I can do this job by creating a
> dummy file for each of the pdb files that I want to convert, then
> selecting each file and telling it to overwrite the dummy file but that's
> obviously not the right way to do it.
> On a related note, can this conversion be done from the command line
> instead of
> having to go through the gui?
As I recall, pdb files are Palm database files (contacts, memos, etc), not
I could be wrong, but my experience tells me otherwise.
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