There is an option in MS Word to save files with an .asc extension, which is what my employer is now asking the people at home who use Word to do.
I type in WordPerfect. They have ASCII save options, but they have a .txt extension. Is 'save as' ASCII dos text do the same thing as the option in Word? Anyway, they're sending me the Word CD to install, so I guess I'll be typing in Word again, (which I like better, anyway), but would like to know just the same.