In Vista, can .wps files be converted to .rtf files as a batch i.e.instead of one at a time?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Mike Arnold, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. Mike Arnold

    Mike Arnold Guest

    From helpful advice received in this newsgroup a friend of mine has
    successfully converted some of his old Works 4 .wps files in Win95 to
    ..rtf files in Works 9 in Vista so that they can be read on his new
    computer.

    But he has done this by opening one .wps file at a time, clicking “save
    as” and choosing the .rtf option.

    He is delighted by this success. However, he has a few hundred files he
    would like to convert from .wps to .rtf format but to do that one at a
    time would of course be tedious. If he stores a copy of all his .wps
    files on his Vista system is there some way that they could then all be
    converted to the .rtf format as a batch? [Presumably the conversion is
    not simply a matter of changing the file name extension].

    Advice would be very welcome.

    Mike
     
    Mike Arnold, Mar 20, 2008
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    DL Guest

    Probably best posted to a Works group, it has nothing to do with Vista
     
    DL, Mar 20, 2008
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  3. Mike Arnold

    Mike Arnold Guest

    To comment on my own question, I have just realised as should have been
    obvious to me, that the .wps files have to be opened in my friend’s old
    Win95 system as Vista applications can’t read Works 4 .wps files. So my
    question reverts to a Win95 one (how to automate conversion from Works 4
    ..wps to .rtf formats in Win95) which is not a subject for this
    newsgroup! Apologies.

    Mike
     
    Mike Arnold, Mar 20, 2008
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    Bob Campbell Guest

    I would be surprised if you find an answer to this. It would require some
    sort of utility program to do the conversion, and then it needs to be able
    to handle a whole folder (or some number of files) at a time to do it
    automatically. It is more than just changing the extension.

    I'm afraid you will be stuck doing this manually. But since the old
    machine is still available, there is no rush. Just do 20, 30 or 50 a day,
    or whatever. It might take a couple of weeks, but it will get done.
    Consider it something to do in your spare time! :)
     
    Bob Campbell, Mar 20, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    Found this....for $25.....
    http://www.processtext.com/abctxt.html
    don't know if it works.



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    Dave, Mar 20, 2008
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