Problem with Quill Document

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Problem with Quill Document

Postby retro_collector » Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:03 am

Attached here is my a manual for Sign Designer. Sign designer says the manual is a quill document but when I try to load in Quill I get NOT A QUILL DOCUMENT

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Bill

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Re: Problem with Quill Document

Postby Andrew » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:33 am

Your zip file is only 118 bytes. It contains a Manual.doc that is 0 bytes long


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Re: Problem with Quill Document

Postby retro_collector » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:15 pm

Lets try this again

Good catch

Sorry for that

Bill

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Re: Problem with Quill Document

Postby tofro » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:21 pm

Psion XChange Quill loads the document just fine - Which leads me to assume it's valid. Apparently, something else is wrong with your copy of Quill. Does it work OK with other documents?

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Re: Problem with Quill Document

Postby retro_collector » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:28 pm

Thanks Tobias. I will try the Xchange Quill.

I only tried the MDV and Floppy version of Quill.


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Re: Problem with Quill Document

Postby NormanDunbar » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:39 pm

If I remember correctly, I think that files created with Xchange are not [always] backwards compatible with the original Psion files.

Usual caveats apply when discussing what I "remember" - I'm usually corrected! ;)

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Re: Problem with Quill Document

Postby retro_collector » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:39 pm

Tobias,

I tried in the Xchange version of Quill and get the same error as you can see from my screen shot.

Can you please save it in Quill exchange and send it to me and I can see if it will load.

IMG_4050.jpg


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Re: Problem with Quill Document

Postby RWAP » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:05 pm

Just a thought - how are you getting the Quill document onto the QL?

Are you using the HABI file transfer program? I think (but could be wrong) you need to transfer the headers on a Quill document for Quill to accept them...


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Re: Problem with Quill Document

Postby NormanDunbar » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:16 pm

If you copy the first few bytes of the file to the screen, what do you get? Theres a header area at the start, 20 bytes, and will have chr$(0), chr$(20), vrm1q - or very similar. Might be worth writing a quick SuperBASIC program to dump out the first 20 bytes? In character and numeric form, maybe we will notice something.

Use Open_in to be sure it's read only.


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Re: Problem with Quill Document

Postby retro_collector » Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:49 pm

Thanks Guys,

Here is a dump of the header:

Screen Shot 2019-09-13 at 2.48.25 PM.png


Thanks!

Bill



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