Re: [wpmac] conversion to Word
- On Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:09 am ((PST)), "eyeless_jerry" <yahoogroups.com@_> wrote:
>It sounds like you've already gotten this file to open successfully
>Well, the files does not open in NeoOffice either -- well, they
>open, but are blank. I verified
>that there is text content in the file by opening it in TextEdit --
>the first characters there
>suggests it might be a WordPerfect 2 for Mac file ... (I am trying
>to help someone else with
>this and apparently he has vers. 2 to 3.5 files).
>I have a file here that you can test with if you do not believe me
>(I added the .wpd extension
>so the file is possible to open with double-click):
in WP-Mac 3.5e, so just an update about the NeoOffice/AbiWord routes.
The current versions of NeoOffice and AbiWord are using older
versions of the libwpd library (which handles translating WordPerfect
documents), but the latest version of libwpd handles this file just
fine (thanks in part to a member of this list who sent me a bunch of
WP 2 documents earlier this year). Whenever NeoOffice and AbiWord
update to the latest libwpd, they'll be able to open WP2 (and WP1, as
well as WP3 and 3.5e) documents properly, too (for NeoOffice this is
currently scheduled for the next major release).