MS Word comes installed with converters, and should convert works to docs
That might be MS Works and not iWorks that Word can convert to because he has Office 2000 as well as WordPerfect on his computer and the computer did not know what to do with the file. I might play with this (Office 2007) just to see what happens for future reference.My hubby called the guy who was most appreciative to learn the file could not be opened. It turns out he used his wife's computer to edit it. He moved over to his own Windows computer and resent the file to everyone from a windows computer. My hubby just opened it and printed it out.I'll look at those two links. Thanks, frapper.Trial 1:
In the New Document task pane, under New from template
There is no New from Template category in Office 2007 so I'm stalled at that point.Before doing this, I tried to open it in Office and it balked.Trial 2: from the 2nd link, I found that an OSX user can save a file as a pdf.http://docs.info.app....6/en/8152.html
that's the easiest thing to tell him to do when he works on something on his wife's computer.Trial 3: I read over the info on the sourceforge site and saw this
Converts pages word processor files to txt files on windows PCs (requires .net framework).
I do have some .NET installed but not on every computer and nothing above some version of 2 so I decided not to try that software.Thanks frapper for looking at solutions.I emailed the guy and pointed him to the pdf page then he can use his wife's computer and not worry.
Edited by zlim, 28 April 2011 - 10:09 PM.