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can oo read a wps file (works)

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: can oo read a wps file (works) Reply with quote

have been e mailed a wps file and need to open it have searched the web but can not find a way to open it on win98 can oo open it and if so how as i have tried but none of the converters seem to work
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OOo do not have a wps filter. As reported by some forum users here, MS Word don't even have a wps filter!. So the only solution would be to open the wps in MS Works and then save it as .doc or any other common format like rtf, then open it from OOo again.

see these:

http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=17504&highlight=wps
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=16835&highlight=wps
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=247&highlight=wps
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=5210&highlight=wps
http://www.oooforum.org/forum/viewtopic.phtml?t=3185&highlight=wps

and many more. Use the Search function on top of this page.

Good luck and have fun with OOo.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@chadpage: Ed wrote in his post (first link of cwchia) that OOo 2.0 will have wps support. Maybe you should check if OOo 2.0 can do what you want.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 10:30 am    Post subject: please help! Reply with quote

Ii have 1.9.109 and I get a I/O error. I am using win98 also and have been emailed a wps file. Anything else?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:03 am    Post subject: Re: please help! Reply with quote

mrx wrote:
Anything else?

Email the person who emailed it to you and ask them to send it to you in a non-propreitary standard format. If they don't understand, just ask for an RTF.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i did exactly that. will OO be supporting this feature soon?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are converters available that will convert works to word, at which point you can then use OOo. Theses are available from the MS Website.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A works import feature would be nice but I have seen no projects aiming at it... so, go for Ian's advice.

I don't know if StarOffice can import files from Works?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last time I heard it could, but only well obsolete versions
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