Converting docs from WordPerfect to Word
Posted on 2003-12-01
I am attempting to convert legal documents from WordPerfect 6.1 to Word XP. I have tried almost every 3rd party converter out there, as well as the built-in converters in Word. I always have had the exact same result. Here's the problem:
Legal pleadings created in WordPerfect are created by using a Watermark. (FYI, legal pleadings are paper with a line of vertical numbers, usually 1-28, double-spaced, that run vertically down the left side. There is also a double vertical line just to the right of the numbers, and a single vertical line on the right side of the document.) When these docs are converted to Word, Word interprets the watermark differently, and I have to go into Headers and Footers to strip it out. (I haven't found a way to salvage it at all.) Word then has a legal pleading wizard in which I have created a template to look identical to the one in WordPerfect. When I open a new document based on the template, then select Insert/File to insert my file to the document, the template is only applied to the last page.
HELP!!! Please! Any and all advice is greatly appreciated! Thank you!