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6008Re: [wpmac] Running WordPerfect on Mac

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  • Christopher George
    Oct 4, 2009
      A very big 'thank you' to you, Mr Singer.
      Best wishes

      Chris George
      On 3 Oct 2009, at 19:29, Randy B. Singer wrote:

      > On Oct 3, 2009, at 1:25 AM, Christopher George wrote:
      > > I have even considered (dreaded thought) somehow converting them all
      > > to Word but cannot find a programme that will actually do this
      > > securely without loss of some or all formatting
      > That is a common problem. Which things have you tried? There are a
      > large number of choices for this.
      > 1-Purchase MacLinkPlus from DataViz
      > http://www.dataviz.com/products/maclinkplus/index.html
      > and use it to convert your .wpd files to .doc files for use in
      > Microsoft Word. This, at first, might seem like the ideal solution,
      > but in practice, if your documents have complex formatting, the
      > MacLinkPlus translators can be disappointing.
      > 2/3-Download AbiWord (free)
      > http://www.abisource.com/
      > or
      > NeoOffice (free)
      > http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php
      > and use one of them to open your documents and save them as .doc
      > files for use in Word (or continue using AbiWord or NeoOffice as your
      > main word processing application). Both of these programs use the
      > same exact translators, so it doesn't matter which you use.
      > 4-Download the last version of WordPerfect for Macintosh and run it
      > in the Classic environment (which won't work on an Intel-based Mac
      > since Classic won't run on an Intel-based Mac) or run it using
      > Sheepshaver for Intel-based Macs; it will read your .wpd files and
      > you can save them in .doc format.
      > ftp://ftp.r8ix.com/WP-L_Stuff/WordPerfectKit.sit
      > If your Mac is Intel-based, go to:
      > http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wordperfectmac/
      > and join, then go to the Links section and look for the
      > SheepShaver & Basilisk folder, and download SheepShaver-
      > WordPerfect Install (2). This is a free installer for SheepShaver and
      > WordPerfect/Mac; instructions are included.
      > http://macwp.com/files/SS-WP%201.1.zip
      > The free MetaMacro utility, also in the Files section at
      > http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/wordperfectmac/
      > can convert any
      > number of WP documents to RTF at one time.
      > 5-On your old Windows computer, download the free trial version of
      > WordPerfect v.12 for Windows and use the built-in translators, which
      > I understand work really well.
      > http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=Corel3/Trials/
      > Login&pid=1047022958453&cid=1047022992398
      > or
      > http://tinyurl.com/6zgal
      > 6-CrossWords, a commercial WordPerfect to Word conversion utility,
      > can convert your WP files to Word on your PC before transferring your
      > files to your Macintosh. CrossWords has the huge advantage of
      > allowing you to convert all of your WP documents in one big batch.
      > http://www.levitjames.com/crosswords/CrossWords.html
      > 7-Use one of the utilities that allow you to run Windows, or Windows
      > software, on your Mac (BootCamp, Parallels, Fusion, Crossover, etc.)
      > to open your WP files in WP/Win or some other Windows conversion
      > utility.
      > 8-Nisus Writer Express/Pro can also open Word Perfect files.
      > http://www.nisus.com/
      > It uses the same translator used
      > by NeoOffice and AbiWord which is this one:
      > http://libwpd.sourceforge.net/index.html
      > 9-wpd2sxwbatch.pl is a perl script for doing bulk WordPerfect to
      > OpenOffice.org conversions using wpd2sxwbatch.pl. It can be found
      > here:
      > http://gd.tuwien.ac.at/opsys/linux/gentoo/distfiles/wpd2sxwbatch.pl
      > Perl (.pl) scripts are run as-is (interpreted), not compiled from the
      > OS X command line. Just do
      > ./nameofscript.pl
      > You can also use the command-line interface of AbiWord for this in a
      > terminal: abiword --help will give you all the info, (may have to do
      > AbiWord.app --help instead)
      > basic format:
      > abiword inputfile.wpd --to=rtf
      > will convert inputfile.wpd to inputfile.rtf
      > Type "cd /path/to/script" no quotes and hit enter
      > Type "./nameofscript.pl" and optionally any arguments/parameters it
      > needs, and hit enter.
      > I have no experience with that particular script, this is just general
      > basic osx/unix/linux terminal/command line stuff. There are numerous
      > tutorials online designed to get folks comfortable with the command
      > line, and many of those for Linux will also apply to Mac OS X, due to
      > the similarities in the shell (command line) interface.
      > 10-Zamzar is a free online translator:
      > http://www.zamzar.com/
      > Another similar service:
      > http://www.media-convert.com/
      > ___________________________________________
      > Randy B. Singer
      > Co-author of The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th, and 6th editions)
      > Macintosh OS X Routine Maintenance
      > http://www.macattorney.com/ts.html
      > ___________________________________________

      Dr CJD George
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