Some attorneys just seem to love WordPerfect. I am not (and have never been) one of them, though I have several good friends who are. For that reason, I occasionally receive files in *.wpd format, which I must open on my Mac. This might seem to pose a slight problem, since there hasn’t been a Mac version of WordPerfect for several years.
Fortunately, there are several solutions to this "problem." The one that I prefer is to simply open the *.wpd files using NeoOffice, a free open source word processor, and then saving into one of the many available formats, which will work with virtually all of the Mac word processing programs. In fact, many attorneys use NeoOffice as their word processing program, though I prefer Pages for my firm.
Of course, if you don’t want to use NeoOffice, you can also utilize one of the following methods: online translators (Zamzar or Media-Convert), translation program (MacLinkPlus), other word processing programs (Open Office, AbiWord, or Nisus Writer), or run WordPerfect for Macintosh using Classic environment (pre-Intel Macs) or Sheepshaver