[sf-lug] Word Perfect Documents

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Oct 3 14:39:16 PDT 2007

Quoting Tom Haddon (tom at greenleaftech.net):
> On Wed, 2007-10-03 at 11:49 -0700, Ernest de Leon wrote:
> > >From what I understand, OOo can open .wpd docs and then you can save
> > them as .odf   Are you looking for a batch converter or is this just a
> > few files?
> PEBKAC. OOo can indeed open the files fine. I'd tried it with a file
> that happened to be empty so had thought it was just loading nothing.
> Other documents load no problems.

Once upon a time, I used to track WordPerfect / .wpd status on Linux:

It's now five years out of date, but the main changes are probably:
1.  OOo's .wpd filter has been merged into the mainline code and now
works well, and 2.  WP for Linux is now damned near impossible to make
function with modern distro libraries.

Hmm, looks like LDP actually never implemented my most recent update, so
the FAQ is actually not _quite_ that outdated.  Most recent update here:

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