I have a FINAL in less than 24 hours please help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by irishvic, May 14, 2006.

  1. irishvic macrumors member

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    Ok I was working in a group and we compiled a review sheet of the test questions given to us by the professor, well the girl who compiled them is a nimrod and sent the file to me as .wps and is nowhere to be found. How to I open or convert a .wps file to a word file or apple works file, im going insane please help. also .wps is a microsoft works file. one last thing if someone here doesnt knwo a mac solution and has a pc would they be so kind as to download the microsoft converter convert the file then email it to me? im sorry to ask for this kinda thing but im freaking
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Try getting NeoOffice/J and see if that will open it. Otherwise, head off to a campus lab and do it there? :( Sorry. :(
     
  3. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    if you email me the file and a link to download the converter, I can quick convert it and send it back to you as a word document.

    pepsicola135@hotmail.com
     
  4. iGary Guest

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    I have an article due in 12 hours and tihs is what I have:

    I'm freaking, too.
     
  5. irishvic thread starter macrumors member

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    jadedmonkey i sent, your awesome thanks so much
     
  6. iggyboy2 macrumors member

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    Hope you do well! May want to start studying a bit earlier next time!!
     
  7. zap2 macrumors 604

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    no craming is the best:eek:
     
  8. irishvic thread starter macrumors member

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  9. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    You didn't see how long this file was!

    Victor, no problem. Good luck on your final!
     
  10. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    couldn't you just call her and have her send it as a .doc file?
     
  11. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    He said she is "nowhere to be found."
     
  12. TEG macrumors 604

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    WPS is Word Perfect, there was no Mac Version, so You have,
    Two Options...

    1) Take the file to any PC running Word, and it will automatically open.
    2) Open the file in VI on your Mac (Open terminal, navigate you the folder it is in, then type vi filename.wps) and attempt to copy the actual text away from the configuration data.

    TEG
     
  13. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Glad it got sorted, but I can't scream the positives of NeoOffice any more than is humanly possible; download it, or if you have X11, download OpenOffice. Your life just got better for free. :)
     
  14. spinne1 macrumors 6502a

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    There was a Mac version. But there no longer is a Mac version. It stopped with version 3.5e, which is free (or was) and is for OS 9 or earlier. I used to use it exclusively and really liked it. I wish they would make a modern version, but they see no $$ in it.
     
  15. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    Nope it's an MS works document. vi doesn't produce anything legible as every other character is an @. (this happens in XCode too...) NeoOffice (2.0 alpha) had an input/output error, so does OOo 2.0

    If does seem to load in MS Word 2004 if you drag in over the dock icon (or whatever you want to use to force the document to load in Word), and when it comes up with the "Convert From" dialog, choose the option at the bottom 'recover text from any document'.

    Good luck with your exam.
     
  16. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Appleworks can read wordperfect document, though the translations aren't perfect (formatting will end up a bit askew).
     
  17. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    But it's not a Word Perfect document that he had, it's a Works document.
     
  18. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a

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    I betcha you could get the4 barebones text out using textedit, or a hexeditor. If not, I would have given filejuicer a try.
     
  19. disconap macrumors 68000

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    Ah. I see. NeoOffice/j, then!

    EDIT: or, if this wasn't already mentioned, the MSOffice test drive is free for like 30 days.
     

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