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Search WordPerfect for Windows files with EasyFind Apps
As discussed in this prior hint, I have hundreds of WordPerfect for Windows files that I periodically need to access. Unfortunately, the existing Spotlight importer for WordPerfect only imports WordPerfect for Mac files. Devon Technologies' free EasyFind can be easily configured to search WordPerfect documents (and for real Corel Office devotees, Quattro Pro spreadsheets and Paradox databases).

It won't do so by default, but if you click the light switch icon in the lower left of the EasyFind panel, a drawer will open with lists of file extensions to search. Just add the appropriate file extensions (wpd, wp [WordPerfect], wb3, wb2 [Quattro Pro], and db [Paradox]) to the list.
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Search WordPerfect for Windows files with EasyFind
Authored by: Box on May 05, '08 08:24:10AM

Now how about a word processor that can actually read Word Perfect for Windows, or at least a translator that would allow importing such files int Word? I still get a lot of Word Perfect for Windows files sent to me, hard as that may be to believe.

Too bad Corel stopped development of WP for Mac. In most ways I prefer it to Word.



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Convert WordPerfect for Windows files
Authored by: mactex on May 05, '08 09:55:34AM

MacLinkPlus (Dataviz) will do this but would be an expensive purchase ($80.00) if that's all you need it for.



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Convert WordPerfect for Windows files
Authored by: deef on May 05, '08 10:00:54AM

NeoOffice (free), AbiWord (free), and Nisus Writer Pro ($) all import WordPerfect files and let you save in various formats. There are also some command-line utilities as part of the libwpd package (the importer used by NeoOffice and AbiWord), & in some other hints on this site there are scripts based on libwpd for quick previewing of WP for Windows files as HTML and conversion to RTF.



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Convert WordPerfect for Windows files
Authored by: Box on May 05, '08 10:25:47AM

Thanks. I had no idea NeoOffice and AbiWord read WP files. libwp from the command line is intriguing as well. All I need is a path to converting the .wpd file so I can eventually save as RTF or .doc. It sounds like any of these options should do it.



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