Here is a package of three programs designed to ease the transition from Papyrus
to Biblioscape by facilitating the importing of Papyrus Notecards into
biblioscape using the facilities of the WordPerfect Wordprocesssing program.
- RISOUTBS.FLB An
enhanced RISOUT library for Papyrus.
- notecardh3.wcm A
- RIS_OUT_HPG.5.bif The new import library for Biblioscape.
You can download these here as a .zip file Download
What do each of these do:
- RISOUTBS.FLB exports from Papyrus a fuller set of
tagged fields than the version provided. It is NOT essential to use this if
you are happy with what the current RISOUT.FLB provides.
- notecardh3.wcm and notecard.word.macro.txt: these
essentially perform a search and replace on the outputted list of records from
your Papyrus Database. They move the notecard information so it is enclosed
within the record, instead of trailing it and it tags the notecard information
with an "NC -" tag.
- RIS_OUT_HPG.5.bif (a Biblioscape format) will assign all the tags created by the
previous two programs. You MUST use this (or your own adaptation of it)
otherwise the "NC -" tag will not be recognized and your notecards
will not be
- 1. Make sure RISOUTBS.FLB is copied into your Papyrus
- 2. Make sure RIS_OUT_HPG.5.bif is imported into the
- 3. Make sure that your WordPerfect macro is available to the WordpPefect.
- Save the Papyrus records you want using a)
RISOUTBS.FLB and b) ASCII with line breaks format; saved as "myfile.txt".
- Open "myfile.txt" text in WordPerfect.
- Run the macro.
- Save the document as an ASCII TEXT FILE with a new
- Import "myfilenotes.txt" into Biblioscape using the RIS_OUT_HPG.5.bif
Please let me know if these work or if you have problems. Mail to email@example.com
- Some records are imported with the first letter of the author's name replaced with "'". You can fix this by hand if you only have a few records. We can't yet figure out why this happens.
- We do not have a fully functioning Macro for MS Word. The macro
here does NOT distinguish between Books and Edited Books.
The .flb and .bif files were produced by Hugh Gunz.
The macros were designed and written by Martin Evans and Hugh Gunz.