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    Aug 8, 2008, 01:42 PM
    New computer don't support old files
    New computer last week. I try to open word files that I used from my old computer. This new computer gives me an error that says works can not open format not supported by any of the installed converters. What is going on. What is a fix for me?
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    Aug 8, 2008, 01:46 PM
    You are using Microsoft Works on your new comp while you used Microsoft Word on your old comp?
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    Aug 8, 2008, 01:51 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ISneezeFunny
    You are using Microsoft Works on your new comp while you used Microsoft Word on your old comp?
    Thanks I installed word on my new computer. Same error?
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    Aug 8, 2008, 01:53 PM
    Were you using word xp on your old comp? What file extension are the files saved in? doc or .docx?
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    Aug 8, 2008, 02:02 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ISneezeFunny
    Were you using word xp on your old comp? What file extension are the files saved in? .doc or .docx?
    I was using word perfect on my old. Using MS Works on my new one. The file ext is doc.
    Thank for the help
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    Aug 8, 2008, 02:09 PM
    Ah, OK, I got it now.

    To open a wordperfect document in Word

    1. On the File menu, click Open.
    2. In the Files of type list, click either WordPerfect 5.x or WordPerfect 6.x.
    3. In the File name box, enter the name of the file that you want, and then click Open.

    Now, if you don't see the options "wordperfect 5.x or wordperfect 6.x" in the list, then let me know.
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    Aug 8, 2008, 02:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by ISneezeFunny
    Ah, ok, I got it now.

    To open a wordperfect document in Word

    1. On the File menu, click Open.
    2. In the Files of type list, click either WordPerfect 5.x or WordPerfect 6.x.
    3. In the File name box, enter the name of the file that you want, and then click Open.

    Now, if you don't see the options "wordperfect 5.x or wordperfect 6.x" in the list, then let me know.
    I went to the file type and there was not on thin there?
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    Aug 8, 2008, 02:21 PM
    OK if that's the case... you're going to need to convert the wordperfect files to word.

    There are plenty of converters online, but I have never used any of them so I can't really give you a recommendation. Also, a lot of them charge you to convert them, so choose wisely.

    If you look from Free Software Downloads and Software Reviews - Download.com and type in "wordperfect to word converter" I'm sure you can find something.
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    Aug 8, 2008, 03:06 PM
    Word includes converters to open existing Wordperfect files. Simply re-run your Word setup and select a full or custom setup and select all the included converters.
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