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Solved: Save as Word Perfect doc

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  1. StanC

    StanC Thread Starter

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    Hu Guys

    I use WORD 2007 and want to save a file in Word Perfect format so I can send it to a friend who uses Word Pefect.
    There are several options for file types listed with SAVE AS. Which one would allow opening the doc in Word Perfect?

    StanC
     
  2. stantley

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    You can just send him the MS Word document. When he gets it he can open the file with Word Perfect, it will reformat the file and he can save it as a Word Perfect document.

    From one Stan to another :)
     
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    If the friend has a very old version of WP, then save it as a RTF type of file. Some of the older versions do NOT have converters for the newer versions of Word. Note, ALL converters are NOT installed by default, if I remember right, by the WP installer.

    Also make sure that you are sending a "DOC" file and NOT a DOCX" type of file.

    The "Wife" uses WP all the time, but she is using version X4 and has no problems in reading Word files.
     
  4. StanC

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    Thanks Stantley & DaveA.
    I'll try those thoughts.

    BTW DaveA - how can I tell if the doc is doc or docx?

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    Look at the file name with extension.
    You do have ALL extensions showing do you not?
     
  6. StanC

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    Actually no. I do not see an option to display file names with their extensions. Show me please.
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    In Windows Explorer go to Tools > Folder Options > View tab, uncheck "Hide extensions for known file types".
     
  8. StanC

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    OK - did that and now can see the filename extensions. WORD 2007 is making files with the extension .docx.

    So is there some way I can modify the extension so the files can be opened in Word Perfect?

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    Yes, in the options you can set the default to be DOC or you can do a "Save As" and select the doc extension for each file.
     
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