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5871Re: [wpmac] Re: batch-converting WP files

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  • John Sandel
    Jun 22, 2009
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      Thanks, John. That makes it clearer & confirms my suspicion. My file
      conversion needs were so minimal that I can just use NeoOffice as my

      It's strange to leave WordPerfect behind after 20 years. I've never
      had a car or a house that long, but I've certainly spent as many hours
      working hand-in-hand with this venerable gaggle of code as I have in
      any house.

      But the world has moved on. Goodbye, WordPerfect! You were simple and
      reliable to the end.

      John Sandel

      On Mon, Jun 22, 2009 at 10:12 PM, John Rethorst<jrethorst@...> wrote:
      > MetaMacro and NeoOffice's open command do two different things. MetaMacro
      > will run any installed macro on an entire folder of WP files, including e.g.
      > a macro that will save all the files in Word 6 format whence you can open
      > them in the current version of Word.
      > By contrast, NeoOffice doesn't Save As, but opens WP files directly. The Get
      > Info option automates that.
      > If NeoOffice preserves enough data, such as formatting, there's no advantage
      > to MetaMacro. If saving your files in Word (or possibly RTF) format works
      > better, then MetaMacro is just one more step.
      > John R.
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