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    Convert works doc to open office doc

    Dose anyone know how to or what filter convert WPS (MSworks) doc to Open Office?
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    Have you tried to open the file in Open Office..? If you can open it, then you can save it to/as the OO file type...
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    I have the latest release, I haven't tried the Bata.

    It won't open, and the converter is not there for WPS
    After much research, I have found that Works docs, are about the hardest to convert, probably because no one that knows the slightest thing about software, would use it.

    The guy who's computer it is, is loaded, and the cheapest person I know.

    It seem Word 2003 will open it, as a word doc, or convert it.
    Of course, I have word 2002.

    I found an article that said OO will open it, but not the version I have.

    I figured It was going to be a problem, when I saw one of the most prominent methods, is a Guy, online, That you send your docs to and he converts them, then sends them back.

    Word opener was said to work, for the cut and paste method, but no go .

    My Daughter has a newer word, so when I get a chance, I'm going to try that.


    OO can open dozens of docs like word perfect, and other obscure word processors, but not Works.
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    I was about to suggest that, if it will open in M$ Office, then you can open it with the other version and save it to an intermediary file type, before using OO to open it...but you've already said that..

    Obviously, how you want to do this will depend on the number of files and how much your getting out of doing the work, as it is for someone else...which is what that other (online) guy would be doing for you...
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    From browsing the OO forums most ppl suggest using this off shoot version Your Office Suite which claims support for works files. Other than that they mention using works and converting the files to something else that OO will support
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    Thanks for the input you 2, and I'll look into that off shoot Rich.
    I know what you mean Nude, and I never seem to get anything but experience, when working on friends computers.

    It's only a dozen files, and it has almost become a challenge now.
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    If it is only around a dozen files that need doing, I'd prolly just open in M$ Office and transpose them over...... If it was *lots* of files (nearer the 50 mark, or above) then I'd look into the alternative options...

    Of course, it all depends on what you want to do - but for this number of files, I think it'd be quicker to just re-save them myself..
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    Except I only have Word 2002, at the moment, and you need 2003 or better, from what I read.

    I'm going to give GO OO a try.
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    Go oo worked, for the most part, at least you can read them.
    Thanks for the link Rich
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    No problem glad it worked out
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