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harblaw
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: converting WordPerfect documents to Word Reply with quote

I recently swapped from pcs to Minis at my office. We used WordPerfect a lot.
I have about 30,000 documents that I need to convert from WordPerfect to Word. I can do this one document at a time on my remaining pc that does have Word on it, however, that would take a long long time to get the documents converted.

Is anyone aware of a batch conversion procedure?

I have the wordperfect viewer app. and it works fine for reading the wp documents but I need to be able to edit a majority of these documents.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:31 am    Post subject: LibreOffice Batch Word Conversion Reply with quote

I've never done this so I'm not speaking from experience.
Alright, download a free App. called "LibreOffice."

Then, test a conversion. Drag a WordPerfect document
into LibreOffice, then save it as a Word doc. You will
need to go into LibreOffice's Preferences to make it
save in Word as a default if you don't want to choose
"Save as Word doc." for each conversion.

If this works and I don't see why it won't, try a small
batch conversion buy dragging five then ten then however
may doc's you want to be converted using LibreOffice.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks billb,
I will give that a try. I love this forum it has provided so much help!
Thanks again
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome post !!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:01 pm    Post subject: Conversion to Word Doc. Reply with quote

I wonder if this worked for harblaw.
I'm sure it did. It would be nice of
him (her) to post back how things
went.

BTW, LibreOffice comes in Windows,
Mac Intel or PPC versions as well as
Linux.
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