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#1 Tracey

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:36 AM

When I try to start Step2RTF I get the following error message (Windows 2000 Pro Service Pack 4):
The application or DLL D:\Program Files\e-Sword\step2rtf\MSVCR90.dll is not a valid Windows image.
Please check this against your installation diskette.

D:\Program Files\e-Sword\step2rtf\MSVCR90.dll: size:627,200 bytes, date:11-06-2007

I have other applications that use MSVCR90.dll(size:655,872 bytes, date:03-23-2009) and they work fine.

I have tried replacing the 2007 file with the 2009 file, but I get the same error message.
Could the issue be with step2rtf_gui.exe?
Please advise.
Thanks, Tracey

#2 Josh Bond

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:55 AM

When I try to start Step2RTF I get the following error message (Windows 2000 Pro Service Pack 4):
The application or DLL D:\Program Files\e-Sword\step2rtf\MSVCR90.dll is not a valid Windows image.
Please check this against your installation diskette.

D:\Program Files\e-Sword\step2rtf\MSVCR90.dll: size:627,200 bytes, date:11-06-2007

I have other applications that use MSVCR90.dll(size:655,872 bytes, date:03-23-2009) and they work fine.

I have tried replacing the 2007 file with the 2009 file, but I get the same error message.
Could the issue be with step2rtf_gui.exe?
Please advise.
Thanks, Tracey

Hi,

Unfortunately, I can't support Step2RTF on a a decade's old operating system. :( Just too many variables, lack of a testbed, etc. Having said that, I will try to get you going. But I can't modify code so that a program that works on all modern versions of Windows will work on Windows 2000. I compiled the app with Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (C++) and it's a pure windows api application. If I had to guess, I would guess that Windows 2000 doesn't like the msvcr90.dll file that comes with Visual Studio 2008's redistributables.

Try deleting: D:\Program Files\e-Sword\step2rtf\MSVCR90.dll

If Step2RTF complains the file is missing, copy the version that works with other programs to D:\Program Files\e-Sword\step2rtf\

It's a coin toss to whether that will work, but its the only thing I can think of to try. (Other than getting a modern OS like XP, Vista or Win 7). :)

Josh

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:59 PM

Unfortunately, I can't support Step2RTF on a a decade's old operating system.


Did you write the STEP2RTF that is offered here?

Asking, because there is a program called STEP2RTF that has been offered on various e-Sword and _The Sword Project_ sites at various points in the past, that does run on Win2K.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:18 PM

Did you write the STEP2RTF that is offered here?

Asking, because there is a program called STEP2RTF that has been offered on various e-Sword and _The Sword Project_ sites at various points in the past, that does run on Win2K.

jonathon

Yes, I wrote the Step2RTF that is offered here. I'm not aware of any step converter that works in graphical Windows environment. I am aware of one that works from a dos command line but it inserts a log of information before each step block. I also found a buggy perl script that will convert from step to rtf but it the results weren't pretty. I wanted one that would export data into segments compatible with Tooltip and be user friendly, graphical user interface. And I wanted something that would produce a clean of an RTF as possible, exactly like it originally look in a step reader.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 10:18 AM

Yes, I wrote the Step2RTF that is offered here. I'm not aware of any step converter that works in graphical Windows environment. I am aware of one that works from a dos command line but it inserts a log of information before each step block. I also found a buggy perl script that will convert from step to rtf but it the results weren't pretty. I wanted one that would export data into segments compatible with Tooltip and be user friendly, graphical user interface. And I wanted something that would produce a clean of an RTF as possible, exactly like it originally look in a step reader.

Can you post the link for the DOS version or one that can run in Win2K or email me the source code for your present STEP2RTF program to see if I can modify it or have it modified to run in Windows 2000.
Thanks, Tracey
There are still a number of long standing applications that are currently being produced(sold/offered for download) that run in Win98 and Win2K.
There are also long standing applications for DOS, Win3x, Win95 and WinNT4 are in addition to that(commercial or private), but that the call for them is rare now-a-days.
Usually support for DOS, Win3x, Win95 and WinNT4 is done for custom applications or long standing programmers that are still create/support the applicable software applications.
I saw a job post not to long ago, for a network administrator that had to be willing to support computers using the Windows OS (including Win9x)!!!
Not everyone wants to upgrade their OS just to fund the Microsoft Empire.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 09:01 PM

Can you post the link for the DOS version or one that can run in Win2K or email me the source code for your present STEP2RTF program to see if I can modify it or have it modified to run in Windows 2000.


If that was a request for the version I referred to, send me an email, and I'll email what I have back to you.
[I did ftp a copy here. However, I fully understand the confusion posting it here will cause.]

There are still a number of long standing applications that are currently being produced(sold/offered for download) that run in Win98 and Win2K.


Applications for business/enterprise use, not consumer/individual use.

Not everyone wants to upgrade their OS just to fund the Microsoft Empire.


Linux, BSD, and Illumini, are three operating systems that one can use, without funding either the Apple empire or the Microsoft empire.

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Posted 13 August 2011 - 09:58 PM

If that was a request for the version I referred to, send me an email, and I'll email what I have back to you.
[I did ftp a copy here. However, I fully understand the confusion posting it here will cause.]



Applications for business/enterprise use, not consumer/individual use.



Linux, BSD, and Illumini, are three operating systems that one can use, without funding either the Apple empire or the Microsoft empire.

jonathon

The step2rtf app that you uploaded was a perl script that will not work on Windows no matter what you do with it. It will only run but only on older versions of perl in Linux, for some strange reason.

The StepDecompressor app on the old server would not convert any step books, citing a step specification error (apparently it works only with the first generation of step files).

The DOS based program does work but the resulting file does not open as an RTF file. Instead, you find rtf text mixed with log information, like that shown below. In a stepbook, you would have thousands of these log messages.

As for Mickeysoft, yeah Linux is far superior to Windows. But when in Rome, do as Romans do. Otherwise, your left constantly reminding people how you can't run Windows apps...:( No good for me. I do put Fedora on older boxes that are too slow for any modern version of Windows. They make nice browsing kiosks for the kitchen or the kids room.

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