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ASCII

American Standard Code for Information Exchange. A code that represents as a binary number each of the 128 letters, numbers, punctuation marks and other characters used in English. This was developed in the 1960s for telegraphs and is used in computing.

ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange)

a system for coding individual numbers, letters and punctuation marks which is widely used in COMPUTERS.
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Browse your computer to find the ASCII file you've already prepared listing all your property book items.
On the basis of data events being monitored by the expert laboratory computer system in our laboratory, the system can (a) alert the analysts that a certain data event has occurred, (b) order a reflex test or cancel a test already ordered based on a data event, (c) handle critical results reporting issues, (d) monitor unacceptable specimens, (e) handle discrepant results reporting, (fl allow for standing orders, (g) append coded comments for interpretation, (h) log the occurrence of a data event into a downloadable ASCII file, and (i) based on a data event, e-mail or fax a laboratory report to a client.
SGML documents are ASCII files. ASCII files can contain uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and standard punctuation marks, and each character is assigned a number from 1 to 128.
If, however, the original is not crisp, or if unusual or multiple fonts are included, the resulting ASCII file will require considerable proofing and correction.
Software highlights: Fully integrated federal to state; a user-definable database that allows for data export to ASCII file; an uplink to Lotus 1-2-3.
The computer generates an ASCII file representing the worksheet and sends it to the disk in a file named TEXT.
The new version of LogMate collects data via RS232 serial, TCP/IP (terminal server or direct print), or an ASCII file, and can now capture data from up to 64 simultaneous devices.
To improve the efficiency of setting up this added feature, IndexMaster can create an ASCII file with all the URLs included.
A solid product should be able to read a fixed-asset file converted to some standardized format (for example, an ASCII file) so data such as original cost and placed-in service dates won't have to be reentered manually.
The description in cell C8 is "Import ASCII file." Cell C9 starts the macro command sequence.
It also can be saved and printed in text, Excel, ASCII file, bitmap, and PDF formats.
A 3.5-inch DS/HD disk with the paper's contents on it (yes, we have received disks with non-related contents) in MSWord 6.0 or 7.0 or an ASCII file of the prose.