Bug 106468 (wpd-old) - editing viewing fileopen unable to open edit or view older wordperfect documents
Summary: editing viewing fileopen unable to open edit or view older wordperfect documents
Status: NEW
Alias: wpd-old
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 106467 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: Format-Filters
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Reported: 2017-03-10 04:57 UTC by sandhillsinvestment
Modified: 2021-05-22 04:23 UTC (History)
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wpd file created early 2008 which will not open (7.00 KB, application/octet-stream)
2017-03-10 05:02 UTC, sandhillsinvestment

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Description sandhillsinvestment 2017-03-10 04:57:54 UTC
A friend has many wpd documents from the late 90s to present.
LO 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.
Comment 1 sandhillsinvestment 2017-03-10 05:02:17 UTC
Created attachment 131786 [details]
wpd file created early 2008 which will not open
Comment 2 Jacques Guilleron 2017-03-10 09:36:00 UTC
*** Bug 106467 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Jacques Guilleron 2017-03-10 10:06:36 UTC
Hi Sandhillsinvestment,

Confirm failed.wpd cannot be opened in readable form with 
LO Build ID: 72fee18f394a980128dc111963f2eefb05998eeb
Threads CPU : 2; Version de l'OS :Windows 6.1; UI Render : par défaut; Moteur de mise en page : nouveau; Locale : fr-FR (fr_FR); Calc: CL
or earlier verssion.

Comment 4 QA Administrators 2018-03-11 03:41:18 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 5 Thomas Lendo 2018-03-11 23:05:10 UTC
Still reproducible with Version:
Build ID: adc6ba2ad502f095dde8f36242fda9aaa6c276fd
CPU threads: 4; OS: Linux 4.13; UI render: default; VCL: gtk3; 
Locale: de-DE (de_DE.UTF-8); Calc: group
Build from today
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2019-05-22 02:53:12 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)
Comment 7 QA Administrators 2021-05-22 04:23:04 UTC
Dear sandhillsinvestment,

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