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#1 repairman

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:33 PM

On my old computer I had windows 98, but now on my upgraded computer I now have windows xp pro. My question is that on my old win98 I had corel word perfect 7 on it, but on my winxp it will not install, so does anybody know of a word processor that will pick these files that i had saved to a floppy disk?

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 09:39 PM

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 08:59 AM

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 03:49 PM

Sorry the open office will not open the files that I had saved to my disks, so now what do I do?

Edited by jgweed, 18 July 2007 - 06:46 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 04:41 PM

If they won't open by clicking them in a Windows Explorer folder, have you tried first starting OpenOffice then going to "File->Open"?

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:02 PM

Yes I even tried that way also, but no go.

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Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:23 PM

I finally got open office to open my files that I had saved on disk from corel word perfect, but I can not get the spreadsheet on open office to open the corel word spreadsheet that I had saved to a disk. I tried everything in open to work but to no use so what do I do now?

Edited by jgweed, 18 July 2007 - 06:49 PM.


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:24 PM

Did you create those files in Open Office?

Can you copy one of them from that CD to your HD and then open it?


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Posted 18 July 2007 - 05:48 PM

You could download a free trial version for 30 days. That should give you enough time to figure out what to do
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 06:47 PM

What file types are you trying to open?
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Posted 18 July 2007 - 09:17 PM

Hi repairman,

I've merged the three topics you've started; please stick to one as you work thru this issue. Use the Add Reply button. Otherwise it just causes confusion and new topics lack continuity and is why you are being asked to restate what you are trying to do as your previous threads may not have been read.

I also edited the topic title to make it more descriptive.

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 09:32 AM

Thanks, after looking over what you did it made more since also. I did get some of the files to work, but I still am having trouble to bring up the files that I have saved to a floppy disk(3 1/2). I went to file, open, and a window opens to ask what program I had used, but it does not list word perfect or even quattro pro, so now I don't know what to do.

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 11:49 AM

When the window pops up asking which program, is there a Browse button?
If so, click it, then navigate to the executable of the program you want to use, in C:\Program Files.

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 05:19 PM

No, there is no browse button at all.

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Posted 19 July 2007 - 06:05 PM

Can you open Word Perfect, or Quattro Pro, and select File/Open, and navigate to the file you want to open?
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