RE: Password protected archived WP documents

Subject: RE: Password protected archived WP documents
From: Stephen McDermott <Stephen -dot- McDermott -at- PREMERA -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 12:45:24 -0800

Jan,

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you can't get there from here.

Even if you had WP, it wouldn't help, as you don't have the password. (If
you do have the password, find a copy of WP or get a demo).

A possible work-around might be to change the extension of the WP files to
.txt and open them in Notepad or other ASCII text editor and reclaim the
text that's in there. It won't be pretty and will be full of font names,
etc., but at least you won't have to manually type ALL the text.

Sidenote: Don't most password feature descriptions NOW state something like
"DO NOT LOSE THE PASSWORD. YOUR FILE WILL BECOME UNUSABLE. WE CAN'T HELP
YOU RETRIEVE YOUR LOST PASSWORD, SO DON'T EVEN ASK US TO HELP YOU."

Steve McDermott


-----Original Message-----
From: Consultcarver -at- aol -dot- com [mailto:Consultcarver -at- aol -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2002 6:12 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Password protected archived WP documents


My assignment is to restore, and redesign for online Help, application
system
documents that were archived in 1991. They were written in WordPerfect and
password protected, (why, I don't know). I am using Word, which can usually
convert WP documents, but I'm getting the error message "Cannot convert
password protected documents." I don't have WordPerfect. Any ideas how I can

get these files into Word?

Thanks, Jan

Carver & Associates
Performance Support Consultants
29 Atherton Rd
Lutherville, MD 21093-5703


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