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rur42

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Convert Word to Worstar
« on: March 09, 2014, 10:50:19 PM »
I want to do just the opposite of most -- I want to convert Word files to Wordstar.

I have a couple of workarounds -- save Word files as rtf, the copy and paste.  Or load Word in Wordperfect 8 and then save as WS6.  (works sometimes)

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Re: Convert Word to Worstar
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2014, 11:00:01 AM »
Have you tried Star Exchange to go from RTF to WordStar?
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Re: Convert Word to Wordstar
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2014, 12:01:48 AM »
No I haven't tried Star Exchange.  I've never seen it, it is not in any of my WS6 or WS7 directories -- not in my WSWin directory.  There's no convert file.  I've been moving my WS6 & 7 from one computer to another since the 90's, and long ago lost or misplaced any setup files I once had.

I am muddling through however.  I can copy Doc or RTF (and in some cases pdf) text and paste it in a WS file -- I lose the formatting, but for most cobbled together jobs I can relatively quickly format in WS6.   If I can get a doc file to load in Wordperfect 8, I can then "save as" WS5 file -- but not all of them will load.  (Still WP8 has a very good selection of conversion options)

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Re: Convert Word to Worstar
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 01:25:09 AM »
If you're trying to copy and paste text you could tell word to save as plain text (*.txt) and try opening that, or copy and paste into Windows Notepad to strip out any formatting and hidden commands, and then save or copy and paste that into WordStar.
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Re: Convert Word to Worstar
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 08:15:27 PM »
Yes, that works too.

Thanks