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tpicco
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May 29, 2011, 11:17 PM
 
About 10 years ago I entered all my parents' love letters into Word Perfect.

Over the years my copy of Word Perfect was corrupted and died. I never had the initial software disk.

What can I do to rescue these files?

I am on OS 10.6.7 and have Word:Mac 2004 11.6.3
     
angelmb
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May 30, 2011, 12:53 AM
 
- Download NeoOffice, which is free.
- Open the WordPerfect files.
- Save them as .doc
- Now you can open them with your copy of Word:Mac.
     
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May 30, 2011, 12:56 AM
 
Or just stick with neooffice instead of an old version of office.
     
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May 30, 2011, 01:05 AM
 
And instead of NeoOffice, which isn't quite free anymore, you can go with OpenOffice or LibreOffice.

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
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May 30, 2011, 01:09 AM
 
Yeah, LibreOffice is pretty cool.
     
tpicco  (op)
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May 30, 2011, 08:35 AM
 
thanks all... i will investigate... spent weeks, days and hours entering all those letters...
     
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May 30, 2011, 09:26 AM
 
You could also, after you get them reimported, export as PDF. Then you'll be able to open and read for a long time.
     
tpicco  (op)
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May 30, 2011, 09:29 AM
 
absolutely...

when i first entered them (actually more than 10 years ago) PDFs were in their infancy...
     
   
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