You can edit this ASCII format file with any editor. All you need to do is fill in the correct first and last column numbers of the various fields, and delete references to fields you do not need. You may also want to modify some formats; for example, you may have Right Ascensions given only to minutes and tenths instead of minutes and seconds. The appropriate formats are explained in comment lines (beginning with ``!'') in the dummy format file. After editing the format file, re-invoke MAKE/STARTABLE. This time, tell it you have a format file ready; it will use the formatting information to convert your ASCII file to a MIDAS table file.