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I have an application which runs in dos.

when the exe file is run from within dos it requires a number of questions to be answered, the final result is a lisence file created by this utility.

the answers are sent to me in a word doc format.

below is the contents of the CMD window

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6000]

Copyright © 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

*******************CMD**********************

C:\Till\System>sigentry

Enter the licence number (up to 10 chars):

132444

Enter the name of the end-user (up to 40 chars):

scanner

Enter the first line of the site address (up to 40 chars):

245 bigwalkway

Enter the second line of the site address (up to 40 chars):

small walkway

Enter a machine ID (up to 12 chars):

00123456

Enter a seat number (up to 5 digits):

1

Enter a product list (up to 80 chars):

paypoint

Enter a software version number (up to 10 chars):

6

Enter the maximum user count (up to 4 digits):

1

Enter an expiry date (in the form DD-MM-YYYY):

23-19-2009

Enter the licence code (16 hex-digit pairs):

E2 3E EE 44 55 77 88 88 88 88 88 88

********end of window***********

at this point after the last enter a file called paypoint.sig is created

my question is. can a script be created to extract the information from the word doc and paste it in the dos window at it each question prompt.

bear in mind scripting is a new thing to me. mostly i look at other scripts and try figure them out

any help would be appreciated

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What version of Windoze and Word are you running?

Is your DOS program satified with non-valid date entries such as 23-19-2009?

Word to text conversion: You could try cut-and-paste from Word using AutoIT to create a text document from your paypoint.sig file, a 'save as' to save as a text file, or just examine your 'Word' document to verify it is actually in MS Word format, and not just a simple text file. There are command line utilities that can convert your Word document into a text file.

You should be able to pipe your answers from the text file to the DOS program with little difficulty.

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What version of Windoze and Word are you running?

Is your DOS program satified with non-valid date entries such as 23-19-2009?

Word to text conversion: You could try cut-and-paste from Word using AutoIT to create a text document from your paypoint.sig file, a 'save as' to save as a text file, or just examine your 'Word' document to verify it is actually in MS Word format, and not just a simple text file. There are command line utilities that can convert your Word document into a text file.

You should be able to pipe your answers from the text file to the DOS program with little difficulty.

Im Using windows Vista and Word 2007

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