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Wordperfect 5.1 conversion to Word2000

By ivand ·
I have been recently been upgrading DOS PC's to Windows98.
I'm looking for a way to convert multi WP5.1 files to MSword2000. Are there any type of of software utilities for this type of action?

Thank you.

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by DKlippert In reply to Wordperfect 5.1 conversio ...

My first suggestion is don't. Leave any archive files alone. You can always open them if you need to. When you open a WP5.1 file in Word go to Tools>Options Compatibility and choose "Microsoft Word 2000" at the top of the list. This cleans up problems, like the tops of letters appearing to be chopped off. A simple macro can be written to batch convert files if really needed. If you want one version let me know. You can also look at the conversion macro that was included with, I think Office 95.
Once again, don't convert, unless you have to.

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by ivand In reply to Wordperfect 5.1 conversio ...

Thanks for the suggestion

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by Larry H. In reply to Wordperfect 5.1 conversio ...

I agree with the first response: don't bother converting. Just make sure that Word is set to show all files (not just *.DOC) on opening files. In most cases Word will open these files with no trouble. Files containing tables or graphics might open with some differences, but you and your users will be able to anticipate this because the original files will not have the .DOC extension.

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