Re: [wpmac] Re: Open Word files in WordPerfect (was Re: Help! Convert WordPerfect files to Word for Mac?)
- Tracy Gromer said:
>Yes, IÄôm running Tiger, but when I use WP for Mac it opens in classic. ItThere is no OS X-native version of WP/Mac. You can only use it in the
>would be a step in the right direction for it to work in Tiger.
WP/Mac is a discontinued product for which there will be no further
development (read: no OS X-native version is on its way), and it is
unsupported by Corel.
On the other hand, its free, and you have free support here.
Randy B. Singer
Co-Author of: The Macintosh Bible (4th, 5th and 6th editions)
Routine OS X Maintenance and Generic Troubleshooting
- Dear Tracy
1) WP Mac will always run in Classic.
2) The updater will make WP behave better on screen in Classic.
3) Despite the fact it runs in Classic, you'd
never know now that Tiger (10.4.2?) is your OS -
printing is through OSX, which was about the only
thing in pre-Tiger that depended on an OS9 driver.
4) WP Mac does much the same as WPWin, but it is
a different programme. You will find that there
are some things that cannot be done on the Mac,
some things that are done in a different way, and
some things that will be wholly new. You'll need
to play around with the programme - and you don't
sound as if you have the time.
5) John Rethorst and a host of others have
produced macros and other fixes to give WP Mac
greater functionality, but you need to try them
out - nothing is ever straight off the peg in the
6) Courts the world over are sticklers for
consistency. There is no guarantee that a
template for Windows will look identical on the
Mac nor after completion and export (although
viewing it as pdf before sending is a good way of
checking). As the editor of a law journal, I have
to use Word to be able to communicate with the
publishers and some typesetting depends on a
macro that only runs in Word for Windows which my
administrator has to apply. Sometimes there is no
7) I battle against moving over to Windows on a
regular basis and I succeed because I can work
out solutions (and because the network
administrators know Macs are less hassle than
Sorry to be negative, but it's the court thing ....
>Yes, I'm running Tiger, but when I use WP for Mac it opens in classic. It[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>would be a step in the right direction for it to work in Tiger. I'll try
>double clicking on the updater file for the scrolling issue- I believe I
>have that file on my computer already.
>From: Rick Albright <logres@...>
>Date: Sun, 16 Oct 2005 18:57:13 -0400
>Subject: Re: [wpmac] Re: Open Word files in WordPerfect (was Re: Help!
>Convert WordPerfect files to Word for Mac?)
>I'm not an expert on these sorts of things, but if it doesn't scroll
>properly, it sounds like you're missing the OS 8/9/Classic updater,
>which is available on yahoogroups. This was a patch to the Wordperfect
>program to fix a scrolling problem--usually it would scroll too fast to
>be usable. (The original WP program was released under OS 7, which is
>why the patch is needed.) You download this updater to your desktop, or
>another place on your hard drive, and then double-click on it to
>install it. If I recall correctly, it should go out and find the WP
>program and update it. (Or, it might ask you to help find it in your
>applications folder--I can't remember for sure.)
>The display you're describing doesn't sound normal, but it may be that
>the OS 8/9 updater will fix it.
>John Rethorst does have a little PDF file called "Getting Started with
>WPMac.pdf" on the Files section of yahoogroups. It describes the steps
>to download and update.
>I'm sorry that, off the top of my head, I don't know what may be
>causing your problem. WPMac is a quite wonderful program, and I know
>that there are a number of attorneys on this list (or WP-L) who use it
>regularly. Maybe they can weigh in with some advice? I don't have Tiger
>installed on my machine, but I did not have to do *anything* to get WP
>to run under OSX when I upgraded from OS9. As long as you have the
>Classic system folder installed (and evidently you do, or the program
>wouldn't run at all), it should not require any extra care and feeding.
>Are you running Tiger?
>On Oct 15, 2005, at 11:11 PM, Tracy Gromer wrote:
>> Thanks much. I know there are lots of things on the web and files and
>> and I©ve already got every converter known to man, but my problems
>> are not
> > just conversion Ð my problem is that Mac 3.5e is just unusable Ð I
>> scroll in it and it looks like something from the 70s on my screen
>> (would go
>> nicely with a round of Pong). I©ve used WP for 17 years on a PC, but
>> Mac version sucks. I cannot do anything with it. I©m a lawyer and I
>> to have things on pleading paper and I cannot get any pleading to
>> 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
>> because once I convert it to a PC version, I can©t open it on the
>> Mac. It©s
>> a mega pain in the butt. I©d 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 flippin© idea what to do with
>> where to put them, how to use them, etc., because I©m not a computer
>> and I©ve 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 Ð I tried to
>> follow it Ð
>> tried to find the Get Info thing and make WP operate in OS X, but I
>> 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, I©ll 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, I©d welcome it. Let me know.
>> From: John Rethorst <jrethorst@...>
>> Reply-To: <email@example.com>
>> Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 22:53:05 -0000
>> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: [wpmac] Open Word files in WordPerfect (was Re: Help! Convert
>> WordPerfect files to Word for Mac?)
>> --- In email@example.com, Tracy Gromer <tagromer@m...>
>> > 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
>> by Smokey
>> Ardisson and Ed Mendelson, on this.
>> I hope someone can do a site visit but, if not and the Files >
>> material isn't
>> helpful (although Smokey's showed us how to convert everything but a
>> mower to and
>> from the PC), your very specific questions here might help. You could
>> 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
>> walk through
>> stuff. I've done very little PC conversion myself, though. That's not
>> 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.
>> John R.
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