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[wpmac] Re: what in OS X can open a Mac WordPerfect file

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  • Geoff Gilbert
    The best reader of WP Mac files is NeoOffice by a mile (footnotes, columns etc). AbiWord is very good, but it still leaves some complex stuff out. Nisus seems
    Message 1 of 9 , Feb 18, 2006
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      The best reader of WP Mac files is NeoOffice by a mile (footnotes,
      columns etc). AbiWord is very good, but it still leaves some complex
      stuff out. Nisus seems only as good as AbiWord (with respect to WP
      files) and it's not free.

      Geoff

      >On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 03:41:55 -0800, From: "R. Kevin Hill"
      ><rkevinhill@...> wrote
      >
      >>Abiword will open WPMAC3.5 files. As far as I can tell, it does
      >>everything except preserve footnotes (and I don't think NeoOffice does
      >>either). Abiword has a smaller footprint than NeoOffice, I think.
      >>
      >>http://www.abisource.com/download/
      >
      >NeoOffice most certainly does preserve footnotes in WP-Mac files ;)
      >AbiWord is still using an older version of libwpd AFAICT, so it may
      >not yet--but yes, since it's just a word processor, it has a smaller
      >footprint :-)
      >
      >Nisus Writer Express contains a custom version of AbiWord to handle
      >most of its conversions, so it likely contains the same version of
      >libwpd as AbiWord, or perhaps an older one, depending on when/how
      >they pull AbiWord source.
      >
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