5426Re: Help Sought: Old WordPerfect 1.0 files
- Oct 23, 2008--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "sxmcpherson" <sxmcp@...> wrote:
>The following answers are based on testing, not speculation.
> I have a lot of old WordPerfect 1.0 files which are
> password-protected, but I can't open them with any application in OS
> X. I still have the original application file(s), but how do I access
> the documents themselves?
1. Download the Mac-native version of OpenOffice.org 3.0 from
OpenOffice.org. This will open your password-protected WP 1.0
files - without asking you to enter the password! Most formatting
will be lost, but the text will be recovered correctly. (I have NOT
tested other software that uses the same conversion software used
in OpenOffice.org, but that software includes NeoOffice and
AbiWord; OpenOffice.org has the newest version of the conversion
software, so it is probably best to use it instead of the alternatives.)
2. WordPerfect for the Mac 3.5e will also open WP 1.0 files without
asking for the password. This can be run on an Intel Mac only by
installing and using the SheepShaver software available from this
group, but there is no simple step-by-step set of instructions, so
beginners should not even attempt it. If you need to have the
original formatting preserved, however, this is the only software
that will let you keep the formatting in your WP 1.0 files.
As reported elsewhere in this message thread, MacLink Plus will
NOT open WP 1.0 files.
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