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To run a GW-Basic program under QBasic, do the following:
All QBasic programs must be in ASCII format. The GW-Basic program editor can save programs in the format QBasic requires. The file must be saved with the A option in GW-Basic. Otherwise, GW-Basic compresses the text of your program into a format that QBasic cannot read.
To convert the file to the QBasic format, do the following:
qbasic /mbfYou can determine if your program is in ASCII format by loading the program into QBasic. If it has strange characters or IBM extended character set characters, the program is probably not in ASCII format. End your QBasic session and save the file in ASCII format using the steps above.
To run the program in QBasic, from the Run menu, choose Start. If the program is converted to ASCII, it should run normally.
Article ID: 72502 - Last Review: November 19, 1999 - Revision: 1.0