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Converting Wordperfect docs w/macros to Word

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  1. narcmancpd

    narcmancpd Thread Starter

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    I would like to know if there is a way to convert wordperfect templates that contain macros over to MS Word,and if so how can I do this without loosing any of the form and macro prompts, your help with this will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanx
     
  2. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Have you tried opening these WP docs using Word?

    Word will convert the document formatting, but I don't know if it has the capability to convert the macros?
     
  3. narcmancpd

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    Thanx Phil I've tried that but I loose the macros and some of the forms, I appreciate your help though.
     
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    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    You may want to read this paper

    "It is important to realize that attempting to simply convert WordPerfect macros will provide little benefit to your organization.

    Let’s clarify an important point – the 'conversion' of WordPerfect macros to Microsoft Word is NOT possible."

    And, this MS one

    "This document describes the methodology, approach, and requirements for converting macros developed for various versions of WordPerfect to Visual Basic® for Applications in Microsoft® Word. "

    And, one for Word 2000
     
  5. narcmancpd

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    OK Thanx Phil I was at that point but thought it was worth a try, but does anyone no how to write word macros LOL
     
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    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    See edits above.

    Also, DreamBoat may have some thoughts if she bumps into this thread.
     
  7. narcmancpd

    narcmancpd Thread Starter

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    Thanx Phil I'll ad her to my buddy list.
     
  8. Anne Troy

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    Um. No.
    Heck, there's not even a converter for previous versions (VBA) of Word...

    Are they pretty extensive macros, narcmancpd? Do you or anyone else know EXACTLY what they do? We could probably help you recreate them...
     
  9. narcmancpd

    narcmancpd Thread Starter

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    Thanx for Replying Dreamboat, These macros work in conjunction with case reports we do here in our unit, if you would like I could email you one however they are in wordperfect format, and they hate Winxp, they pretty much like to be run from a floppy, If you have an offline email I could give you my office number and or vice versa, This problem started because we bought new computers and they are only coming with Office 2003 on them and because of lic problems we can't put wordperfect on the new systems. Help.
     
  10. Anne Troy

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    Send your choice: [email protected]

    I do need to have some idea of what the macro does.
    Include your phone number. :)
     
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