Possible to open WordPerfect file with AppleWorks?

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  1. cleo macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    An organization I've begun working with uses WordPerfect (not sure what version - .wpd extension). Is there any way to get AppleWorks to recognize these files?
     
  2. DavidCar macrumors 6502a

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    I just checked, and I cannot open a .wpd with Appleworks 6.2.9, or with TextEdit.
     
  3. DavidCar macrumors 6502a

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    Googling on Appleworks and .wpd turned up only complaints and no solutions. One comment mentioned that Nisus Writer Express opens .wpd files perfectly. Google that to find a downloadable trial version.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Used to be in the claris version, and I could almost swear I saw the newer MacLink translators for AppleWorks sitting in one of the translator folders after doing a search.

    Heck I even used it to open some .wpd files.

    But since reinstalling/updating all the software on the machine, the wpd translator is gone.

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    Which basically leaves the full version of MacLink Plus instead of the MacLink and/or Claris XTND widget Apple used to include. :(
     
  5. cleo thread starter macrumors 65816

    cleo

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    Oy, what a pain. It does seems like there are a *lot* of people out there with this problem... I wonder why some good (smart) soul doesn't write a translator?

    Anyway, thank you all for the education. I opted to use Adobe's online .pdf creator, because they give you 5 free conversions and I need the info in that file to do some work this weekend. In the future I guess I'll have to get my colleagues to try to remember to save as rich text. Bleh.

    Thanks again.
     

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