Quoth Lars Eighner on Thursday, 18 August 2011: > On Thu, 18 Aug 2011, Al Plant wrote: > > >Aloha Lars, > > > >You mentioned WP5 in this thread. I have some docs on disks that were > >created in WP5. You know any FreeBSD based app like abiword that can read > >them for transfer to a contemporary program? > > I don't know of anything. If I recall correctly, abiword could open such > files but made mincemeat of them - perhaps some progress has been made since > I last tried. > > Since I still have my copy of WP5, I run it in dosbox and re-export file to > a more widely supported format. This is subject to the limitations of the > time, so the conversion of special characters and formating is iffy and > tables are almost guaranteed to be a mess. I believe there is a dummy print > driver for WP6DOS which prints WP6 documents to disc in pdf or ghostscript > which can subsequently be printed to paper (or converted) with modern > tools. There might be something similar for WP5, but in both cases this > depends on > having the original WP program to run in dosbox. > > Since intellectual property puts meat on my family's table, I naturally > would not suggest that pirate copies of WP5 might be on the web somewhere. > > -- > Lars Eighner > http://www.larseighner.com/index.html > 8800 N IH35 APT 1191 AUSTIN TX 78753-5266 > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"
I use libreoffice to open all my old WP files. It's slow as a dog, but at least it can read them. -- .O. | Sterling (Chip) Camden | http://camdensoftware.com ..O | sterl...@camdensoftware.com | http://chipsquips.com OOO | 2048R/D6DBAF91 | http://chipstips.com
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