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Can LibreOffice open Lotus WordPro (.lwp) files? [closed]

asked 2012-08-23 06:13:35 +0200

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updated 2013-01-23 08:07:40 +0200

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.lwp to libreoffice

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answered 2012-09-01 11:26:47 +0200

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updated 2012-09-01 11:27:47 +0200

Yes. But that would be a Lotus WordPro file, and you should be able to use Writer's built-in import filter.

Keep the file as named including the .lwp extension. Add extension if it has been removed.

Then in Writer, File -> Open, and in the GUI file selector be sure to change the All Files to the "Lotus WordPro Document (.lwp)" extension to ensure the correct import filter is used.

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There are example files that the LWP filter cannot handle (e.g., fdo#41702). Whether these date from prior to Lotus Smart Suite 97 (which in the source code is indicated as being unsupported) is unclear. I have even experienced problems attempting to open LWP sample files from the Lotus FTP site.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2014-07-26 12:46:51 +0200 )edit

answered 2012-09-03 06:38:22 +0200

Timon gravatar image

Look here LibO open such files from 3.3.1 version. File format is not associated by default with Writer. "It doesn't process lwp files perfectly but it does work..."

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answered 2012-08-23 07:29:35 +0200

Timon gravatar image

you'll have to determine - *.lpw or *.lwp ?

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answered 2012-09-01 09:59:45 +0200

peterwlaw gravatar image

Sorry that should be lwp (Word perfect)

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