Pesky file conversions

Word processing file conversions shouldn’t be a big deal anymore, except in one instance: trying to open a WordPerfect file on a Mac.  There has not been a Mac version of WordPerfect for years–no doubt because outside of the technologically conservative legal market, nobody used WordPerfect any more.

Here’s the solution I’ve found: a free website called Media Convert.  It can convert any of hundreds of formats–text, audio, video, graphics–to a wide range of formats.  I just uploaded a short WPD file, let it chug away for a minute or so, and downloaded a fresh, shiny PDF version of the article.  Highly recommended!

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About James G. Milles

Professor of Law, SUNY Buffalo Law School

Posted on May 16, 2007, in Technology. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Never would have thunk I would find this so iniedspnsable.

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