Re: [wpmac] problems opening from WP3.1
- Use a utility to examine the Creator and Type codes of one of the old
documents. They should be WPC2 and WPD2, respectively.
OS X utilities that can examine and change these codes include X-Ray
and FileXaminer. A free OS 9 program is ResEdit:
If you use ResEdit, dismiss the startup screen by clicking on it,
then choose the Get Info command (cmd-I).
- 1. Hold down the option key while highlighting the file and choose
"Open With"----navigate to WP 3.5e
2. If that does not work, consider using MacLink Plus which can do
two things that might help you:
a. Fix type and creator settings
b. Translate documents from older versions of Mac WP to 3.5e
>hi, i hope someone here can help me...--
>i have some old (late 90's) documents that were saved in WP, they
>seem to have been saved
>in 3.1. i downloaded the free 3.5 version plus the update and am
>running it on my os 10.4.
>the program seems to work ok, but it's not reading my documents; it
>won't even let me try to
>open them with it. i was able to open a few of the more recent ones
>with abi edit, but it
>crashes when i try to open the slightly older ones (perhaps they're
>an even older version of
>WP?). i was also able to open a couple of the very small files with
>textedit, but it can't handle
>the larger ones.
>does anyone have ideas of what the problem might be or how to fix
>it? i suppose it's possible
>that the files are so old that they've been corrupted, but i'm
>hoping there's still some way to
>get into them.
>Yahoo! Groups Links
> 1. Hold down the option key while highlighting the file and chooseIn Tiger, you can add a command to the Finder's contextual menu
> "Open With"----navigate to WP 3.5e
to open a file in WP:
1. Launch Automator and click on Finder in the Library column.
2. In the Action column, drag Open Finder Items to the empty
area on the right-hand side.
3. In the Action itself, click the "Open with" pop-up and set
it to WordPerfect.
4. Select File > Save as Plug-in.
5. In the dialog that appears, enter the name you want to give
to the plugin (e.g. "Open in WordPerfect") in the "Save Plug-in As"
field, and set the "Plug-in for" pop-up to Finder.
6. Click the Save button.
Then just control-click on a file and, in the Automator menu,
you'll see the Open in WordPerfect command.
Thanks to macosxhints.com for this tip.
- --- In email@example.com, "vazahagirl" <vazahagirl@...> wrote:
> the program seems to work ok, but it's not reading my"Open in WordPerfect.sit", free in the Files section here,
> documents; it won't even let me try to open them with it.
is a drag-and-drop applet: drop one or more files of any
type on it to open them in WP (WP may or may not be able
to read the file).
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John Rethorst" <jrethorst@...> wrote:
> "Open in WordPerfect.sit", free in the Files section here,New in this update: the option to make the dropped files open
> is a drag-and-drop applet: drop one or more files of any
> type on it to open them in WP (WP may or may not be able
> to read the file).
in WP by default.