I have Word 5 and Excel 4 for MAC if that would be of any help.
I'm also in the process of bringing a ton of files into the 21st Century and going cross-platform. These include Word, Excel, Filemaker, and Quicken. I've had the most luck with the EXCEL format, I've also been able to convert Quicken.
I'm using Applescript to "bulk convert" Word files, but haven't decided yet on what the best format to use (text, RTF, or HTML).
I'll be posting my progress at:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Richard Cini <rich.cini@...> wrote:
> All --
> Happy new year to everyone. Today I found some old Mac disks from
> college and I have a Mac question for the experts on the list. The documents
> I found are Word 1 and Excel 1 format which don¹t seem to be readable by
> Word 6 and Excel 5.
> I can use a two-step process of running Word 3 running in vMac to convert
> from Word 1.x to 3.x and then converting it to Word 6 running in Basilisk,
> but I wondered if any Mac experts on the list knew of a more direct
> conversion method like an installable file converter for Word 6.
> On a partially-related note, I installed Excel 2.2 for some other
> conversions but I found that disk 2 is corrupt. Does anyone have a copy they
> could shoot me? Thanks!
> Rich Cini
> Collector of Classic Computers
> Build Master and lead engineer, Altair32 Emulator