Convert Files In WordPerfect To Word

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  1. KendrellJones
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    I know it's old but my puter uses WordPerfect. My CD Rom drive doesnt work and I need copies of some 3 writing files, each some 200 pages on a CD Rom.

    I sent all this to a Secretarial Firm and they say they cannot open anything in WordPerfect?

    Is there a way to get around this? Is there anyone who could do this for me and email them back?

    Your help is greatly appreciated.
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    I have older versions of both Word(2003) and WordPerfect(ver 12). You can open a Wordperfect document in Word by:

    Click on File
    When drop down box shows Click on "Open"
    An Open dialog box will open up
    One of the lines at the bottom will show "file type"
    Click on the down arrow and scroll down until you find various Wordperfect versions
    Select file type

    That should open the wordperfect file up then when in Word you can save it to a Word document.

    BE SURE TO CHANGE TO EXTENSION SO YOU DON'T OVERWRITE THE ORIGINAL FILE!

    I did this several times when our organization switched software.

    Keep in mind this was several years ago, so newer versions may not have included this feature.

    If this doesn't work, PM me and I will try to figure a way to help out a fellow GATOR
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    download open office (it's free), it should open the WP file, then save as MS word.

    OPEN OFFICE LINK

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