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Q: Converting File extensions ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Converting File extensions
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: jimokc-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 14 May 2004 18:38 PDT
Expires: 13 Jun 2004 18:38 PDT
Question ID: 346618
PFS Window Works made by Spinaker (out of business), uses .wpl
extensions with its spread sheet files. Is there a way to transfer
these files to work with microsoft excel.
Subject: Re: Converting File extensions
Answered By: clouseau-ga on 14 May 2004 20:50 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello jimokc,

Thank you for your question.

I came across the most amazing service while searching for your
answer. See this page at Advanced Computer Innovations, Inc:

Instant Online File Conversion Service

"...The ACI Online Conversion Service is a unique and very
cost-effective online conversion facility to let PC (Windows) users
convert their document, spreadsheet, graphics or data base files
between different software formats, including converting from older
(Dos-based) word processors and spreadsheets to something modern such
as MS Word, Excel, WordPerfect, PDF, etc.

No need to subscribe or buy any software. You only pay as you go for
the files you convert.

Specially useful for occasionally converting a few files.

Very quick. The converted files are on your PC in a couple of minutes.

Very easy to use ... the process is almost entirely automatic.

Very cost-effective compared to purchasing software or rekeying data.

Multiple files in one operation! No need to convert them a file at a time.

Very large selection of file formats, including many older word processors.

Converts text and most formatting in your documents, so little or no
touching up is needed.

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...

They DO convert pfs Winworks to Excel!


The charge is $10 per Mbyte plus $1 per file, subject to an order
minumum of $9. That's it, no other charges. The exact charge is
displayed before you upload your files..."

Do read their pages. This may be your salvation for file conversion.

You might also wish to look at Beside Software's Import Wizard:

"...Import Wizard Features
Add-ins for Excel and Access 97, 2000, XP (2002), and 2003. 

Import standard and non-standard text files, delimited and fixed width
files, as well as HTML tables from web pages.

Import text files created by any application's reporting functionality. 

Import files from Windows, legacy DOS, or mainframe systems..."

Although it seems to work based on printer spool files, it may work
for you as well. It has a try before you buy and a license is $149.00.
But I think that the ACI conversion service will be your best bet.

Search Strategy:

spinnaker pfs convert to excel

I trust my research has provided you with a useful answer. If a link
above should fail to work or anything require further explanation or
research, please do post a Request for Clarification prior to rating
the answer and closing the question and I will be pleased to assist



Request for Answer Clarification by jimokc-ga on 15 May 2004 11:43 PDT
Please be patient with me. Your response is just what I wanted, but
the problem is that all the .WPL extension files are in a Windows 3.1
computer that is not hooked to the internet. I assume that I would
have to copy the files to floppys and load them on the XP computer
where Excel exists. Is this correct? Since there is no WinWorks
program on the XP would I have to first load the Winworks software so
that I had a place to put the .WPL extension files? This in turn begs
the question, do you think Winworks will work on XP? Am I being


Clarification of Answer by clouseau-ga on 15 May 2004 11:49 PDT
Hi again,

My understanding is that all you need are the data files on any
computer connected to the Internet. Login to the site, uopload your
files and instantly download them converted to Excel files. The
Winworks program is not required at all and I would not even think of
trying to install it on an XP box.

Does this make sense to you? Do read the ACI site a little more
throughly and let me know if you have additional questions.


jimokc-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
I appreciate the great help.

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