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Old Jun 4th, 2003, 10:32 AM   #1
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Maybe this is a switch question as I know another guy in the office who works from home and has an iMac. The problem is that doc that my employer sends me are Wordperfect (.wpd) and I am running Jaguar and can't open them. Aside from getting an old version of Wordperfect and running it in OS9, is there any other solution? I have Office and Appleworks, but can't seem to open them on those apps. Any suggestions before I start lagging behind and the Bill Gates supporters at work start to gloat?????

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Old Jun 4th, 2003, 10:54 AM   #2
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Your best bet is probably to get MacLink Plus software, although I haven't tried it myself. Costs around 50 bucks, sorry.
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Old Jun 5th, 2003, 11:23 AM   #3
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have work send the files in RTF format. I have wp (it is a free d/l now) and it works fine in Classic, but it has NOT been updated for over 6 years, so if work is sending you the latest version of WP Windblows, you may not have better success with WP mac.

I am surprised to hear that Word will not open the file...
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if you don't need the formatting but just the text, have them send you the files in "text only" format

any word processing program can open those files
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Old Jun 5th, 2003, 12:03 PM   #5
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I used to use B.B.Edit to read wordperfect files, Although since I downloaded the free version of "Corel WordPerfect 3.5 Enhanced" I haven't needed to use B.B.Edit.

I'm not sure if Corel WordPerfect 3.5 Enhanced will work in OSX.

I just tried to get it again and the link at lowend mac dead ended at corel, Looks like they aren't giving it away free anymore
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Old Jun 5th, 2003, 12:25 PM   #6
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BTW, I am NOT surprised that neither v.X nor AppleWorks will open the file - I have the same experience with WordPerfect files from my Dad (latest version) and older files from when I used to use WordPerfect.
Although, I was a little surprised when it happened to me [img]redface.gif[/img]
In fact, they also will not open files that WordPerfect saves as Word files (.doc).
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Old Jun 5th, 2003, 04:29 PM   #7
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If anyone can e-mail a .wpd to me, I'll gladly try to open it in Open Office - haven't tried one yet.

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Old Jun 5th, 2003, 10:12 PM   #8
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I'm not familiar with OSX. Is there no such thing as a file exchange control panel to tell it to translate the way you want it to? I was surprised when I moved up to OS9 that I had to do it myself, that it wasn't automatic like previous versions.
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