Text to Clipboard
>>> Stumbled across a utility that opens and reads (withGood to know. I've deleted the link here to it.
>>> some formatting) WPMac docs -- on a Mac. Nice to see, as a
>>> sign of interest in the file format as well as its practical
>>> purpose. At:
>> I bought a copy, and it's a waste of money. It's a wrapper
>> around an ancient version of wpd2html (part of the libwpd
>> converter software). It doesn't handle headers and footers
>> or references in any intelligent way, and it can't handle
>> WPMac files unless you change the name.
> It's possible to put wpd2html in an Automator action andAnd nice to have! Tools like this support a more flexible and productive work environment.
> get exactly the same result at no charge, without changing
> filenames . . . It's a unix executable, but anyone with
> experience with automator actions should be able to build
> an automator action with it.
> Here's a free equivalent, built with AppleScript and the
> latest wpd2html . . . It should be easy to turn this into a
> contextual-menu service via Automator.
> The one I posted a 400KB download for quick viewing and
> text extraction only. If you seriously want to use WP
> files on a Mac you need something else. I certainly don't
> think this 400KB thing is particularly good. But it's
> quick and small.
> Luckily, for simple file viewing we have Gero's wonderful'Wonderful' is exactly the word.
> Quick Look plug-in, so we don't particularly need "better
> than nothing" ;-)
> (Not a jab against Edward, who does all sorts of awesome'Awesome' is exactly the word.
> After some earlier exchanges, I wondered if it might beReally, really nice. Thanks so much!
> possible to create something useful that hasn't been done
> before. So I threw together an Automator service that
> copies the text of a WP file to the clipboard, so you can
> paste it into another application.
> It uses wpd2html to extract the text, which means that the
> footnotes, headers, etc., are going to be clustered
> together at the end of the file, but the basic formatting
> will be preserved when pasted into another application.
> Tables will be preserved when pasted into Word or Pages or
> So, if you have Gero Herrmann's QuickLook filter
> installed, you can glance at the content of a file, and
> then, if you want to copy the content to the clipboard,
> ctrl-click, and choose Services-->WP Text to Clipboard.