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3947[wpmac] Re: Is there really a version of WP for the Mac?

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  • Geoff Gilbert
    Jun 7, 2007
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      Tom

      Thanks for this. I'll test it out as soon as Parallels 3 allows me
      to. Upgrades, why bother.

      Geoff

      >Geoff, I recently played around with WPWin 11, and it will import WPMac
      >files, though WPMac is not listed under export formats. The trick is
      >that the WPMac files have to be in the 3.x format rather than 3.5e AKA
      >WPMac 4. Save As WP 3.x, or use the droplet in John's WordPerfect Tips
      >& Macros under File types:
      >
      >"You might want to change some files from WP version 3's format to the
      >newer 3.5e type or vice versa, for example to import into a page layout
      >program. This AppleScript does it easily. It's a droplet, so you can
      >drag and drop one or more files on it in the Finder, or double-click to
      >open and choose a file to change. Save this script in your AppleScript
      >editor as an application, not showing startup screen:
      >
      >on run
      >set theFile to choose file with prompt "Choose a file:"
      >doIt(theFile)
      >end run
      >
      >on open theDrop
      >repeat with theFile in theDrop
      >doIt(theFile)
      >end repeat
      >end open
      >
      >on doIt(theFile)
      >tell application "Finder"
      >if file type of theFile contains "WPD3" then
      >set file type of theFile to "WPD4"
      >else if file type of theFile contains "WPD4" then
      >set file type of theFile to "WPD3"
      >end if
      >end tell
      >end doIt
      >
      >"
      >
      >John, hope you don't mind my simply pasting your AppleScript into the
      >message like this. I have used it a lot.
      >
      >ALSO, the file has to have the .wpm file extension for WPWin to open it
      >(don't know if .wpd would work, haven't tried that; I do these
      >experiments on a PC at the hospital that has WPWin 11 installed).
      >
      >Hope this helps.
      >
      >Tom
      >
      >
      >
      >> Re: Is there really a version of WP for the Mac?
      >> Posted by: "Geoff Gilbert" Geoff@...
      >> Date: Wed Jun 6, 2007 11:25 pm ((PDT))
      >>
      >>> >BTW, WPWin did at one time have filters to open WPMac 3 files and to
      >>> >save as WPMac, I think thru WP 10, but the version I have, 11, lacks
      >>> >this feature.
      >>> >Tom
      >> Tom
      >>
      >> I have X3 under Parallels. Is there a way for WPWin to open WPMac
      >> files directly or do I need to save as WP6 in the WPMac dialog?
      >>
      >> Thanks
      >> Geoff
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