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    Open/save WordPerfect Doc as Word (Word2000 Win NT)

    I did search via google and have sought information elsewhere. Here at the lounge I located this post from C. Kenyon http://tinyurl.com/4z9f and will seek out the textbook recommended. But in the event I may have missed on my search for vital input, here is the situation:
    We have a large number of users (~650) in our firm who have recently (supposedly!) converted from WordPerfect to Word. We encourgage WP users to have their precedents converted to Word but there are a large number of staff that continue to open WordPerfect documents, save as Word documents, work on them in Word, and of course encounter issues with the documents such as numbering problems, corruption, redline difficulties and other nightmares I'm sure most of you have encountered. Since the 'gentler' approach doesn't appear highly successful, I'm thinking about a more direct intervention and therefore stepping into an area that I know little about, namely VBA.
    What I'm asking (i) is what I propose below 'doable' ; and (ii) if it is, can anyone point me to a source to help me with language for VBA, or, if I'm really lucky, software available, or, already developed code? The idea is, when a user decides to open a WordPerfect document and tries to save that document as a Word document they would see an 'Alert' - a pop-up message - informing them something along the lines "This document is not a Word document " Would you like to save this document in Text Only Format?' If they answer Yes, then they are informed that this choice will eliminate all the formatting. If they answer No, then they must save back to WordPerfect format and for each choice, a message (pop-up) appears suggesting the best choice would be to have their document converted.
    Appreciate any input or direction on this. And yes, I know I'm dreamin', but I had to ask.
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    Re: Open/save WordPerfect Doc as Word (Word2000 Win NT)

    Word typically will suggest saving a document in its original format when opening the File|Save As dialog. In theory, then, it is possible to intercept the FileSaveAs command, capture the format, then display the dialog, then check what format the user chose, and respond accordingly. Of course, if you have a document management system integrated with Word, this gets a lot more complicated...

    What might be even more fun is to check the format when the user tries to open the file, and ask if the user wants it converted right then. Assuming, of course, that there is a command-line interface for the conversion software.

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    Re: Open/save WordPerfect Doc as Word (Word2000 Win NT)

    Is it possible to remove the filter from WordPerfect that saves the document as Word. This would stop them in their tracks and force them into giving you a call to do the conversion for them.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Open/save WordPerfect Doc as Word (Word2000 Win NT)

    <hr>What might be even more fun is to check the format when the user tries to open the file, and ask if the user wants it converted right then. Assuming, of course, that there is a command-line interface for the conversion software.<hr>
    This sounds interesting. Will check to see if conversion software handles this. Thanks very much for your answer!

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