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converting mac file to microsoft word

by billpond / April 7, 2009 6:50 AM PDT

I have quite a few HD Mac Formatted 3.5" Diskettes with material that was created on an old Mac OS System Computer. I want to convert them to Microsoft Word. Is there software or another way to accomplish this?

Bill Pond

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Re: converting
by Kees Bakker / April 7, 2009 6:58 AM PDT

if your current computer can read this diskettes, and you have a converson program (either in you current Word or another program) to convert from the format used by the program they were created in, then the answer should be yes.
So the things to to:
- see if you can open the folder on the folder in your current OS (Vista, Mac OS X?)
- see if you can open such a file in Notepad (don't mind the contents)
- tell us what program (not OS) was used to create the files


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converting mac files
by billpond / April 7, 2009 10:01 AM PDT
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Thank you. I am using a Compaq Presario 6000 with XP. The Mac Diskette Files were written on an old Macintosh 636CD Performa. I need to convert the Mac files to Microsoft Word to Save Read & Print out. I did come across several software programs that claim to do the job - DATAVIZ CONVERTER PLUS - NOVATIX EXPLORER PLUS 6 - VCOM POWERDESK - HFVEXPLORER - DISKJOCKEY - MACDRIVE 7 -- I don't know anything about these programs or how good they are.

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So it seems ...
by Kees Bakker / April 7, 2009 5:23 PM PDT
In reply to: converting mac files

HFVExplorer will let you read the files. But that doesn't say anything about the format they are in.

It's clearly a 2-step process:
1. Get the files on your XP harddisk.
2. Convert them to Word format.


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Just a note of interest.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 7, 2009 7:14 AM PDT
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