• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 366
  • Last Modified:

converting wordperfect 6.1 on zip drive

Got a book on a iomega zipdisk 100mb stored as Worperfect 6.1 for Windows.

How do we transfer this book to a flash drive in a current Microsoft Word .doc format?

Where do you usually go that would have a zip drive like this, and what does it take to open it up in Microsoft Word?

Thanks!
0
weikelbob
Asked:
weikelbob
  • 2
  • 2
3 Solutions
 
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Let us answer the easy question first.

Assuming you finally have the document on your hard drive or workable media, run Word, File, Open, and in the open dialogue (lower right), pull down and select Word Perfect V6.

Now to get the file from the ZIP drive, you need to connect the zip drive to a computer that can use it and its drivers (it is very old). You can look for Iomega zip drives on eBay or like source. The issue will be: can you install it. I think (vaguely) I once put one on an XP machine but I am no longer certain.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
 
weikelbobAuthor Commented:
My microsoft word is on a mac. How do I open dialogue?
0
 
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I don't know with any assurance. Most versions of Word have a selection box beside the file name so that it can deal with different formats. I do not know how that shows up on a MAC.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
 
CyanBlueCommented:
I feel like I just used a time machine.  WordPerfect, ZipDisk. Good old days. :)

I don't think Office Word supports WP file format any more.  At least I don't see such option on my Word 2008 on my Mac.  But see if this document do any good for you if you have different version of Word.
   http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/using-wordperfect-and-word-HP005274291.aspx

If you don't see the WP option, I think you have two options.
#1. Convert WPD file to DOC from ZamZar site.
   http://www.zamzar.com/
#2. Go install NeoOffice to open up WPD file and save it as DOC file.
   http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php

CyanBlue
0
 
weikelbobAuthor Commented:
still working on this
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Cloud Class® Course: CompTIA Cloud+

The CompTIA Cloud+ Basic training course will teach you about cloud concepts and models, data storage, networking, and network infrastructure.

  • 2
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now