One of my clients has a software package that they use called Prelien2Lien, which has several thousand document templates. They'd like to be able to also use these templates outside of the software, but I haven't had any luck determining what file type they are. Ideally, I'd like to be able to convert it to DOC, PDF, ODT, or some other format that would be usable to us. Short of that, I'd like to be able to separate the text from the rest of the document (in an automated fashion, because there are hundreds of these templates) and reformat them.
Here are some tidbits that may be useful:
- They have .tpl extensions.
- The first four characters of the binary file are TPL3.
- The software is built on Visual FoxPro.
I've uploaded a sample file here: http://www.hyperionworks.com/AZ90DayClaimBondPublic.tpl
Feel free to download and examine it.
I'm hoping that the format being used is somewhat standard and can be opened by other programs. Though I fully accept that the format may be proprietary and I'd be out of luck.