Re: Open Word files in WordPerfect (was Re: Help! Convert WordPerfect files to Word for Mac?)
- Thanks much. I know there are lots of things on the web and files and stuff
and I¹ve already got every converter known to man, but my problems are not
just conversion my problem is that Mac 3.5e is just unusable I cannot
scroll in it and it looks like something from the 70s on my screen (would go
nicely with a round of Pong). I¹ve used WP for 17 years on a PC, but this
Mac version sucks. I cannot do anything with it. I¹m a lawyer and I need
to have things on pleading paper and I cannot get any pleading to convert
from a PC version to the Mac version and then I have to convert it back to a
PC version for my office to use it and I cannot see what that looks like,
because once I convert it to a PC version, I can¹t open it on the Mac. It¹s
a mega pain in the butt. I¹d try some of the upgrades or whatever from your
files on the web, but beyond hitting a button to download them and get them
to my desktop on the Mac, I have not flippin¹ idea what to do with them,
where to put them, how to use them, etc., because I¹m not a computer expert
and I¹ve never had a Mac before. I read an e-mail on how to make 3.5e
operate in Tiger, and it was like another language I tried to follow it
tried to find the Get Info thing and make WP operate in OS X, but I couldn¹t
figure out how to do what was in that e-mail. So short of someone like you
sitting at my machine and making this 3.5e thing work so that I can use it
without wanting to scream, I¹ll have to go back to a PC. Did I mention the
District Court here has gone all electronic filing and will not accept
anything but WP documents? Nice for the Mac users out there.
If you think you can help me, I¹d welcome it. Let me know.
From: John Rethorst <jrethorst@...>
Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 22:53:05 -0000
Subject: [wpmac] Open Word files in WordPerfect (was Re: Help! Convert
WordPerfect files to Word for Mac?)
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Tracy Gromer <tagromer@m...> wrote:
> Does anyone know a person in the Phoenix area who could do a site visit to
> see if they can make my WP mac 3.5e run better for me, so that I can use it
> to exchange WP documents with the PC users at my office?
Tracy, have you looked through the Files > Conversions sections here?
There's a lot of
good stuff, utility conversion programs and discussion, mainly contributed
Ardisson and Ed Mendelson, on this.
I hope someone can do a site visit but, if not and the Files > Conversions
helpful (although Smokey's showed us how to convert everything but a lawn
mower to and
from the PC), your very specific questions here might help. You could email
me files that
I'd post in Files > Temporary Items for us to look at.
Failing that, I'm nowhere near Phoenix but could be available by phone to
stuff. I've done very little PC conversion myself, though. That's not the
best solution, but:
>This is important
> and my last chance to save the Mac before they make me get a new PC.
is much worse.