Created attachment 131785 [details]
early 2008 wpd file that will not open in LO
A friend has many wpd documents from the late 90s to present.
LO 18.104.22.168 easily opens those created with a version of WP installed about August 2008 but does not recognize the format of documents created with an earlier version of WP. All documents causing the problem were created on Windows 7 or earlier versions and due to hardware failure have been moved to a Linux platform where they cannot be opened in readable form.
The attached file "Failed.wpd" was created and saved March 13, 2008 and is unable to be opened in readable form by LO. Any file created at this time or earlier will import only as scrambled unreadable gibberish in LO.
I know that I was using star office / open office in 2005 & 2006 and IIRC was able to read/open/edit wpd documents being created by WP at that time so I anticipated LO would be able to read those also, but it does not.
Set status from this report to Duplicate of Bug 106468.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 106468 ***