6437Re: [wpmac] Any free word processor/converter for Mac that will save a doc in ".wpd" format?
- Aug 20 8:05 PMBut he also said he was willing to use a converter. That means it will be
in another format at some point. So just skip the middle man and use Word
Perfect's "Save As" feature.
If you just want a converter - Zamzar.com is online, free, and works on any
platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, Other).
- Chad W Smith
"I like a man who's middle name is W." - President George W. Bush - February
10, 2003 bit.ly/gwb-dubya
On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 9:26 PM, em315 <em315@...> wrote:
> I can't speak for the original poster, but there are excellent reasons for
> keeping a document in the same format - especially when (as in the original
> poster's description) the document includes footnotes and other features.
> When you export from WP to another format, you invariably lose or change
> formatting, and when you convert back to WordPerfect, you tend to get a
> document cluttered with trouble-causing codes that wouldn't be there
> This may not matter much in a simple text file, but it matters a lot when
> converting complex documents. I've been trying to find a way around the
> problems of format-conversion for twenty years, and the only way around the
> problem is not to cause the problem, and keep the same format as much as
> WPMac isn't remotely the same as WPWin, but the formats are close enough to
> allow very reliable round-tripping - something you can't get when you
> convert from WP to RTF or Word or anything else, and then back again.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <wordperfectmac%40yahoogroups.com>,
> Chad Smith <chad78@...> wrote:
> > Why don't you just use another format? WordPerfect can save as a Word
> > Document or an RTF... If you are willing to use "a converter" - then why
> > not just save yourself the trouble and use a easier to use format?
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