Application to open very old word files

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kallisti, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. kallisti macrumors 65816


    Apr 22, 2003
    Not sure if this is the appropriate forum. Hopefully I can get some help here though.

    I have some college files that were created in Word back in the late '80s. They won't open with current versions of Word.

    Anyone know of any programs/utilities out there that will let me open them and then save them to a more current format?

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated :)
  2. exegete77 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 12, 2008
    I have some Word files back to 1990. I have been able to open them using NeoOffice (or LibreOffice or IBM Symphony). Again fidelity is not exact, but it should work. I just tried with a document from 1992 (Word 5.1 format).

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