Conversion files apparently are subject to corruption. I've
been working on an Applescript that will take a Word file
dropped on it, open it in Appleworks, save it as RTF and
open it in WP. All of which can be done manually, but this
saves keystrokes. I'd been having trouble with the open in
WP part, and just now replaced WP's RTF filter with a new
one - from Conversions 2.1, whose filters came right off
the last CD. RTF convert now works fine.
I'd like to make this Applescript work with TextEdit, since
that comes with all new Macs. Appleworks comes with most
but not all. TextEdit is harder to script, though. OTOH
plenty of people on OS 9 have Appleworks, and this will
work on those machines.