5815Re: Any Advice for Porting WordPerfect 10 Documents to a Mac?
- May 23, 2009The only way you can completely be sure you preserve these files is to
stay in WordPerfect in a Windows environment. Even if you were in
WordPerfect and converted the file to Word, so it could be read in Word
in PC or on a Mac, all of the original WordPerfect formatting may not
remain. I have used this approach many times and the more complicated
the formatting, the less likely the file will completely be the same.
So unless you can stay with WordPerfect, you will have to edit and
reformat the file.I was along time WordPerfect user, and when I switched
to Mac in 2007 I first used parallels and WordPerfect on the Windows
side. When I went to my second Mac I decided to let go of Parallels (I
was never a fan) and now I use MacLinkPlus Delux to convert the
WordPerfect files to Word so I can use them on the Mac. It works very
well, but cannot preserve the more complicated formating. For example,
WordPerfect allows you to separate the page into several subpages - very
nice for brochures and conference flyers. The conversion cannot
preserve that.In my experience, you can get most of the content, but you
will have to work with the new file to make it the same.
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>Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> I'm working into a dead end with this problem, as far as I can see.
>document (.wpd) format, on a Dell Laptop using Windows XP. These
> My boss at work stores all of his invoices in a WordPerfect 10
invoices contain images, tables, and text.
>if I could move all of his invoices over.
> He recently purchased a new MacBook, using OS X 10.5.7, and asked me
>terms of OS X word processors. Each of these can open the documents, but
> How might I go about doing this, with no loss of format?
> So far, I have tried Open Office, NeoOffice, and Nisus Writer Pro in
they do not display the images in the file nor do they preserve the
special table formatting, where a "Total" column is automatically
calculated by an "Amount" and "Price" columns (The Total column will not
update when the latter two are changed.).
> I tried WordPerfect 3.5e, but that's a little outdated, which I didn't
>WordPerfect 10 (Which is not a supported product), the install reports
> I also tried using Wine (CrossOver), but upon trying to install
that I do not have administrative privileges and closes. I also tried
installing a free trial of the latest WordPerfect office, but the
>disk that my boss has is the one supplied with his Dell laptop. I've
> Unfortunately, Boot Camp is not an option, because the only Windows XP
read that those reinstallation disks will not work for Boot Camp.
Additionally, my boss is not well-versed with computers, and I do not
want him to need to deal with restarting to switch between OSs so often.
> What other options might I have?
> Thank you very much for your help.
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