Can I load Word Perfect onto a Mac? If not, can I transfer existing Word Perfect files to a Mac? Thanks!

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  • Best Answer:

    Unfortunately Corel (who produce WordPerfect) do not have an edition for the Mac operating system so you can't run WordPerfect on a Mac unless you also run Windows on it.

    What I have done is to use WordPerfect's extensive options for "Export as" to first save my files in another format, transfer those to the Mac and then use software which will run on a Mac - such as Office for Mac - to open and edit them.

    Some of the features which WordPerfect excels at (such as Table of Contents, Glossaries, Table-formats, macros and embedded images) were distorted when they came across but straightforward documents without these features came across fine.

    This is a one-way process. I know of no way on a Mac to convert a document back to Wordperfect (again, unless you also run Windows on it).

    • Answered by Kate C from Chorleywood
    • Oct 21, 2010
  • Hi Erica,

    Although exporting to a different format is an option, in many cases you might have several existing documents that are of different versions of WordPerfect. Therefore, if you do not have the correct version of WP on your computer to even _open_ all of these different file formats in order to export them, you're out of luck.

    Because of this problem, we just finished developing a new WordPerfect viewer for OSX called "WPD Wizard", which allows you to open all WordPerfect file versions on your Mac.

    You can check it out on the Mac App Store, or you can visit our website to learn more.

    Best of luck!

    • Answered by Jason G from Chicago
    • Aug 7, 2012