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

    kallisti

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    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

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    Feb 12, 2008
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    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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