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Translating word perfect file extension into Appleworks 6

by thueo / May 24, 2006 6:43 AM PDT

In trying to transfer documents and such from Windows Millenium using Corel Word Perfect to AppleWorks 6 on my mini mac, I have no way to get from .wpd to .ckw, for example. Is there some free method of doing so?

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by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 24, 2006 6:54 AM PDT

Try this:
Open AppleWorks and then go to the File menu and choose Open.
Navigate to the place where the .WPD file is.
Set the AppleWorks open file dialoge box to look at ALL Files. (not just Appleworks files)
The .wpd file should be available for you to choose.
Do so and click Open. See what happens. It "may" work, AppleWorks sometimes surprises us.
Another method is to use the trial version of Word that is on your Mac Mini to open the documents and to save them in .rtf format. Any word processor will open that type of file.
Just changing the extension will NOT help you, but you already knew that.

Let us know how you get on

Good luck


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Another way
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 24, 2006 8:59 AM PDT
In reply to: Conversion

Go back to the ME machine and open the docs with Word Perfect.
Then save them using Save As...
Choose the type of file as RTF (Rich Text Format) and you will find that any Word Processor will open them.

Hope this helps you


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Appleworks 6
by sparkle_shiv / February 18, 2009 7:16 PM PST
In reply to: Another way

I recently created a document on Appleworks 6 and every time I made a change, I saved it. After I had finished it, I closed it as normal. However, when I returned to it later on, the document was there but the text wasn't, the page was completely blank. I thought that maybe the font colour had changed to white so I tried to Select-All and change it to black but it didn't react. This is the first time something like this has happened so if you have any suggestions on how to solve this problem please let me know a.s.a.p.


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