Old wpd files--got 3.5e--still can't open them
- This group has helped me, but I'm still not out of the woods. I have dozens of wpd files
on cd that I rescued from my old Win98 pc. I can't open them on my iBook. I downloaded
and installed wp3.5e from links I found here, but I still can't open them. Anyone with
ideas? When I still had the old pc I could convert them to Microsoft Works, which made
files I could open on a mac with Word that I used to have at school. Now I have niether of
those machines, just my iBook, whic doesn't have Word. I sure would like to open those
files. Kind of a big chunk of my life. I suppose I could have converted them before I
trashed the old 98, but I didn't know it would be so much trouble to open the suckers.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "big_tiny_walno" <big_tiny_walno@y...> wrote:
> This group has helped me, but I'm still not out of the woods. I have dozens of wpd filesCan you be more specific about "can't open them"? How are you trying to open them (via double-click, via WP-Mac's Open dialogue, etc.)? Do you get any error messages?
> on cd that I rescued from my old Win98 pc. I can't open them on my iBook. I downloaded
> and installed wp3.5e from links I found here, but I still can't open them.
You might also check out the contents of the Conversions folder in this group's files section:<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wordperfectmac/files/Conversions/>
Tips in the "Conversion tips - PC to Mac" file might answer your questions (note the file is a little unpolished, as it's a collection of tips in response to several different queries; I'm working on making it more of a coherent whole).