I just updated the Koopa Cobol Parser with a new version. It now supports parsing Cobol code in either fixed format or free format. Don't know what I'm talking about ? Here are the definitions as found on COBOLPortal:
Fixed Format Source - Each COBOL source line consists of 80 characters which are divided into various fixed areas. There are restrictions on the syntax that can appear in each area.
Free Format Source - Each COBOL source line can consist of up to 250 bytes of characters. There is no restriction on where syntax may appear on the line.
I don't restrict lines to either 80 characters or 250 bytes (note the difference in units btw.), but other than that it should be as described.
The GUIs and the command line application have been updated to give the user the choice of which Cobol format to use. Default is fixed. Just pick what you want in the "Parser settings" menu, or by passing "--free-format" as an option on the command line.
As usual there is an executable jar available on the sourceforge project page.