Re: [wpmac] password protected documents
- As a member of firstname.lastname@example.org who follows the
discussion daily, I still don't understand why the people who now own
Corel won't produce an updated version of WordPerfect for Macs. Since
they do it for PCs, and the market share of Macs is growing, it would
seem to make good business sense.
Can Mike Hendriksen give us some information about this?
On Saturday, March 1, 2008, at 08:15 AM, m_hendriksen_cvg wrote:
> <Quite some years ago I made quite a few WordPerfect 3.5e
> <password protected files (68k and *maybe* PPC). Years
> <later, I have an Intel Mac. I don't have steady access to a
> <PPC and I'm not even sure my old 68k Mac still works,
> <let alone finding the software on a floppy in some unknown
> <box. To further the troubles, I'm not even sure I can remember
> <the passwords (some maybe, but not all).
>> Any hints?
> Hi Jerry,
> As a person who supported WordPerfect for the Macintosh when it was
> still be deveoped and sold by WordPerfect Corporation I can assure
> you that even if you are able to get the WP Mac 3.5x application
> working, unless you remember the password, you _will not_ be able to
> open the files. I remember the people who worked on the encryption
> project. They were brilliant and knew what they were doing, and they
> did not leave a "back door" anywhere to make it possible to open
> locked files. That is what made the security of locked documents so
> compelling. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. I hope that you wrote
> the password(s) you used down somewhere or used the same password
> somewhere else so you can find it.
> Mike Hendriksen, former I.T. Macintosh Technician for the Mac Group
> at WPCorp and at NOVELL
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