If you’re a Corel WordPerfect aficionado, chances are you’ve been frustrated by the “hidden” codes in Microsoft Word documents.
While there are various ways to see Word’s “hidden” formatting, sometimes it’s just easier to strip the formatting out. Here’s how:
- Start WordPad*
- Select File, Open…
- If you are converting a .doc file – change All WordPad Documents (*.rtf, *.docx, *.odt, *.txt) to All Documents (*.*). If you are converting a .docx file, there is no need to change this setting.
- Browse to locate the Word file. Double-click to open it.
- Select File, Save as. Choose Plain Text Document.
- This warning appears:
- Click Yes.
- Close WordPad.
- Open the file in WordPerfect. If you receive a prompt to convert file format, click OK. Format your document as desired in WordPerfect.
*WordPad is a free text editor/basic word processor that ships with Windows. Find it quickly by using Search all programs and files.
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