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6758Re: [wpmac] Re: WPLO

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  • Bush Joseph
    Apr 5, 2011
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      Please clarify: John said it will not run on a PPC mac and Tiger. You
      are saying it will not run on a PPC Mac or Tiger?

      On Apr 5, 2011, at 6:21 PM, em315 wrote:

      > I've now uploaded a revised version of the LOWP Converter. This one
      > won't start in Tiger or a PowerPC machine. I've cleaned out most of
      > the unused code, but not all. There's some error-reporting code
      > that isn't used for anything - yet - but should be used in the
      > future. I've also revised the code that tests whether the
      > application is being run for the first time. This means that the
      > "first-time=used" message may appear on systems where in fact it
      > has been run in an earlier version. Download link, as before:
      >
      > http://dl.dropbox.com/u/271144/WPLOConverter.zip
      >
      > --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "John R" <johnrethorst@...>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > I tried the Converter zipped on April 3, 1:02 pm (i.e. not the
      > latest version). I could not get it to run on Tiger: it kept saying
      > it could not start the background processes, with a button to Try
      > Again. So I looked through the code and saw:
      > >
      > > if wpd4List ≠ "" then
      > > tell application "Finder"
      > > activate
      > > display dialog "The file you selected " & return & wpd4List &
      > return & return & "seems to have been created by WordPerfect for
      > the Mac 3.5e. This application cannot convert such files." buttons
      > {"OK"} default button 1 with icon stop
      > >
      > > so I wrote the small script/macro to save 3.5e files as 3.0. I'll
      > try the newer version, of April 4 10:16 pm, ASAP.
      > >
      > > John R.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "em315" <em315@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > John,
      > > >
      > > > I tested again with a half-dozen 3.5e files, and the LOWP
      > Converter handled them all. I say in my readme somewhere that it
      > may behave unpredictably with files that contain a lot of macros;
      > apparently the libwpd conversion library balks on those. If you can
      > send me a sample file that causes this or any other problem, I'll
      > forward it to the libwpd main author and they'll almost certainly
      > fix their code.
      > > >
      > > > --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "John R" <johnrethorst@>
      > wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > The LO converter apparently doesn't handle WP 3.5e format, so
      > your Applescript tests for the WPD4 file type and stops at that point.
      > > > >
      > > > > It could instead convert a WP 3.5e file to WP 3.0 (WPD3 file
      > type) by doing this:
      > > > >
      > > > > -- example path including file name
      > > > > set filePath to ((path to desktop) as string) & "WP 3 test"
      > > > >
      > > > > -- munge path to good ol' fashioned text
      > > > > set {text:filePath} to (filePath as text)
      > > > >
      > > > > -- send to WP macro
      > > > > tell application "WordPerfect" to Do Script {"Save As WP
      > 3.0", filePath}
      > > > >
      > > > > where the macro is:
      > > > >
      > > > > Convert and Save (ScriptVar01;"WP 3.x")
      > > > >
      > > > > John R.
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "em315" <em315@> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > John,
      > > > > >
      > > > > > All suggestions welcome! As you can see, the AppleScript is
      > an appalling mess of spaghetti, mostly because I kept accumulating
      > features and slotted them in wherever I could, without much thought
      > to overall logic. A lot could be improved...
      > > > > >
      > > > > > --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "John R"
      > <johnrethorst@> wrote:
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Ed, this is huge. Many of us want to continue to use the
      > best word processor ever written for the Mac and nonetheless
      > survive in a Microsoft universe. This is a major step in ensuring
      > WPMac's continued viability.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Detailed suggestions to follow as soon as I can.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Thanks!
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > John R.
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
      >



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