2478 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2007 3:58 PM by Kurt Weber
There's always MacLink Plus. You might want to try NeoOffice (free). NeoOffice will open a .wpd file, it just might open the older format. I believe AppleWorks 4, if you can find a copy, will do it as well and should run under Rosetta.
An odd thought: I wonder if the latest Windows version will open these old files? You could boot up Windows and run WordPerfect there. It might be worth asking Corel.
I've had a lot of favorite word processors over the years but after a while and far too many conversions I keep to simpler, more universal formats, like rtf, if a document has to have longevity.
I believe AppleWorks 4, if you can find a copy, will do it as well and should run under Rosetta.
All versions of ClarisWorks & AppleWorks 5, which do have translators for WordPerfect, won't run under Rosetta. They require Classic. Unfortunately, AppleWorks 6 which does run in OS X (& very well under Rosetta), does not have the translators.
I have been opening Word Perfect for Windows files on the free AbiWord. It is not an elegant solution but it works and is free. There is also the free, Open Source NeoOffice
Translation is always an iffy issue. The more complicated your docs are, the less accurate your translation. This applies to most programs not just Word Perfect.
It is also doubtful that a no-longer developed program will be added to the list of translators. I wouldn't hold my breath.
I know where you are coming from. I have used Appleworks for years and it would be difficult if none of my old files would translate. Since Appleworks is also going the way of the dodo I need to consider the alternatives.