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Can LO save in Word Perfect file format? [closed]

asked 2012-04-04 22:33:59 +0100

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I've recently changed over from a PC environment to a Mac environment. I've installed Office Mac, which includes Word and have had no issues in terms of compatibility for my clients. However, I have one client that uses Word Perfect. Is there a way to use Libre Office to convert my Word files to Word Perfect? Please advise. Thanks!

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answered 2012-06-25 01:22:00 +0100

qubit gravatar image

Although LibreOffice has an impressive array of import/export tools, I believe that it currently can only import some WP files, but not export to any WP format.

What version of WP is your client running, and on what OS?

Based on this Wikipedia page, it appears that current versions of WordPerfect can import ODT files.

If your client is using a version of WP that supports this functionality, you could simply open up your documents using LibreOffice and save them as "ODF Text Document (.odt)".

I'm not sure if it's a possibility for your client, but if they install LibreOffice on their own machine then you wouldn't even have to convert documents for them -- they could just open the files you create directly.

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Since Corel WordPerfect X4, released in 2008, OpenDocument Format (ODF) is natively supported, and I imagine the support has improved since then, probably to the point where X7 supports ODF v1.2 (but not the Extended variant - refer this answer). There is no need to send files in the native format to WordPerfect users - send them an ODF instead. Corel was one of the original members of OASIS and part-author of the ODF specification.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-07-14 11:37:04 +0100 )edit

Corel may have been part of the Oasis project but they didn't implement ODF or ODT in WP X3.

Newsman gravatar imageNewsman ( 2018-04-14 09:05:24 +0100 )edit

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