How to Open, Edit, or Convert a .WPD (Word Perfect) File in Windows

Posted October 20, 2005 by MickeyMouse in Windows

This tech-recipes tutorial covers the basic steps for opening, converting, and viewing WPD files without Word Perfect being installed. Instructions for opening WPD files in Microsoft Word are also included.

Viewing —

Microsoft’s Word Viewer Application can view Word Perfect (5.x-6.x) files.

If you would like to view the file in your browser, you can install this Word Perfect browser plug-in from Corel’s FTP site. This is the direct link to the download.

Opening/Editing —

1. Open Microsoft Word
2. Click File
3. Click Open
4. In the Files of Type: dropdown box change to All Files (*.*)
5. Browse to the file
6. Click it and select OK
7. It will perform the conversion

If you are still having problems, you can open WP and Word and copy and paste between the programs as well. Most of the formatting will be lost, but at least the bulk of the text will be saved.

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