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    Coral Word Perfect?

    I have a colleague who regularly tries to forward documents/letters to me using the file extension .wpd - I think that this is Coral Word Perfect (or at least that's what google says); Whichever, I'm unable to open .wpd files as I only have the Works7 facility (.wps) that comes packaged with XP(H) (OEM). Can anyone recommend or point me towards a <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> program, or bit of software, that I can download and use whenever I receive this type of file extension please?

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    Re: Coral Word Perfect?

    <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23> <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25>

    You will have to BUY WordPerfect, or get this person to send it to as a RichText Format (rtf) type.

    Or buy a Office package with Word and it should be able to read the Word Perfect files. And WordPerfect should be able to read Word files.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Coral Word Perfect?

    If all you need to do is read the file check out Download details: Word Viewer 2003. It is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>

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    Re: Coral Word Perfect?

    According to Writer FAQ - Document Management - OpenOffice.org Wiki you can open Word Perfect files with www: OpenOffice.org - The Free and Open Productivity Suite but can't save them as Word Perfect files.

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    Re: Coral Word Perfect?

    I do NOT think this Word Viewer will view Word Perfect files, as that is what the OP's issue is all about!

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    Re: Coral Word Perfect?

    Depends on the WP format used.

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    Re: Coral Word Perfect?

    As mentioned by Joe, the Open Office Writer WILL load my old WordPerfect files.

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    Re: Coral Word Perfect?

    Everyone,

    Thanks for all the inputs and pointers. I've downloaded OpenOffice.org 2.4.1 - and it seems to do the job okay. It certainly opens the .wpd files that I couldn't using Works7, so from that respect it fits the bill - And It will let me save them as ODF Text documents (.odt) so I can get back to them when I need to. It obviously has loads of facilities that I don't (as yet anyway) need and I'll be sticking with Works7 as my primary package for now, but it does look like a good program suite to have available. The prog size was 336MB. And, of course, it comes for free!!
    Again, thanks for coming up trumps.
    Regards to all
    Keith

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    Re: Coral Word Perfect?

    You're quite welcome. Glad OO works for you.

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    Re: Coral Word Perfect?

    Joe,
    I've since discovered that OO offers a considerable number of 'save as' extensions, not just .odt (which it seems to offer as the default). So I'm able to save in a variety of ways; For example OO offers Word 95, 97 and 6.0 (.doc) plus quite a few more - but, as you pointed out, it won't save as .wpd!!
    Cheers,
    Keith

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