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I have Word for Mac 2004 (11.5.6) and can normally open attachments with this program. From time to time I need to use Text Edit but today someone sent me what I suppose is a Word document with the suffix .WPD

My version of Word will not open it and neither can I open it with Text Edit or anything else.

Suggestions would be greatly appreciated ...

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a .WPD file is a file created by WordPerfect, an old word processing app.

Not sure Word can open that.

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Thanks ... I'd heard of Word Perfect. It's something out of the ark!

But strange that it won't open with Text Editor ... that normally opens anything.

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OpenOffice.org should be able to open and convert the file.
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WordPerfect is to Word as Betamax is or rather was to VHS: a superior product which failed because the inferior product was better marketed. Having to give it up is my only regret about going Mac earlier this year, and I still have access through VMWare.

For one thing, the recent versions open PDF files into editable files and that's something Word won't do for you in Mac or PC!
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Thanks for the update, Andrew.
I agree that it would be handy to edit a PDF.

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