Re: [wpmac] [ANN] Word > WP 2.0 - for OSX and Classic
- Update to Error Message: As John's email proposed, I downloaded a new
version of WP's Conversions folder and copied across the RTF
converter. I got the Error message once again, but then I ran the
droplet on an rtf file through Ragtime and that worked. I then tried
it on a simple .doc file and that worked, too (it actually wasn't
that simple - there were hyperlinks in the file and these were
translated). Finally, I ran it on a .doc file with loads of footnotes
- no problems. It still can't do tables or graphics (no matter what
it seems to say it's doing), but this is the best Word conversion
> >Now supports OS 8.1 - 9!
>>I've just learned that RagTime Solo, a page layout program,
>>will open Word docs and save them as RTF.
>>The greatest part of this news is that Ragtime Solo is _free_
>>both in OSX and Classic (OS 8.1 and later) versions.
>>So we now have automatic Word > WordPerfect conversion
>>in Classic as well as OSX!
>>It takes a lot to make me happy, but this does it.
>>The download is at http://www.ragtime-online.com/ Look for
>>the RagTime Solo page, and download links for OSX and for
>>Classic. Download the one for the OS you use.
>>For the purposes of this Word > WP conversion droplet, Ragtime
>>works better than Pages or TextEdit, so version 2.0 (OSX) of
>>Word > WP has Ragtime as an option, but will also work with
>>AppleWorks, TextEdit and Pages. Version 2.0 (Classic) works
>>with AppleWorks and Ragtime.
>>The Pages component of the OSX droplet is still under
>>construction, and the Classic droplet supports a conversion
>>by AppleWorks that needs further testing, so these two
>>parts are beta for the moment.
>>The droplets are in the Conversions folder of the Files section
>>here, as Word > WP 2.0.sit.
>>Otherwise, Ragtime is one impressive program: page layout,
>>graphics and spreadsheet. What a wonderful world - all the
>>best software is free. Text Wrangler, Ragtime, and . . . our