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Transferring Word Files to and from Mac WordPerfect 1.0 PSS ID Number: Q48628 Article last modified on 08-17-1993 PSS database name: APpsConV

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Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 3.0x documents can be opened directly into WordPerfect for the Macintosh versions 1.0x.

Word version 4.00 documents must be saved in Word 3.0x format to be opened into WordPerfect. Since WordPerfect can save a document in Word 3.0x format, the document can then be opened in Word 3.0x or Word 4.00.

More Information:

To save a Word 4.00 document as a Word 3.0x document, do the following:

  1. From the File menu, choose Save As.
  2. Click the File Format button, and under Microsoft Word, select 3.0/Microsoft Write format, and click OK.
  3. Type in a new name for the file and click the Save button.

To import files from WordPerfect for the Macintosh into Microsoft Word, do the following:

  1. Open the document in WordPerfect, and from the File menu, choose Save As.
  2. Enter a new filename, and click the Document Format button.
  3. In the new dialog box, select the Word 3.0 option, and click Save.

This file can be opened directly into Word 3.0x or 4.00.

Problems with transferring documents from Word to WordPerfect are as follows:

  1. Tab leaders are eliminated.
  2. Section breaks are treated as page breaks. For example, if the first section is formatted as two columns, the entire document will transfer as a two-column document.
  3. The first header/footer is ignored.
  4. WordPerfect cannot open Fast Saved documents.
  5. Section page numbering is ignored.
  6. Formulas are not transferred as formulas; they are converted to literals. To take formulas into WordPerfect, copy them as graphics (COMMAND+OPTION+D) and paste them in.
  7. Footnotes do not transfer.

Problems with transferring documents from WordPerfect to Word are as follows:

  1. Headers and footers do not transfer.
  2. Page numbers transfer (becoming section page numbers in Word), but their locations on the page may be different.
  3. Columns do not transfer.

Additional reference words: mswdformula textconv

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