How to Convert a WordPerfect Document to a Microsoft Word Document

By Techwalla Computers Editor

Convert a WordPerfect document into a Microsoft Word documents with ease. A basic WordPerfect document converts to Word without any problems or discrepancies. A complex document that contains TextArt, outlining, images or formatted text may need to be edited after it is converted.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word from the Start menu or from a desktop icon. Click "Open" under the "File" menu. A window appears for you to navigate. Find your desired WordPerfect document. Have the type of file listed at the bottom set to "All Files."

Step 2

Double-click the file to automatically open it in Word. The small window automatically closes and opens your WordPerfect document in Microsoft Word.

Step 3

Review the document and make any necessary formatting changes. Some document's alignment or special features may not appear the same in Word as in WordPerfect. Clip Art or photos may have to be inserted again to appear correctly in the Word document.

Step 4

Click "Save As" under the "File" menu in the toolbar. Change the file's type to Microsoft Word Document, or ".doc." Pick a location to save the Word document by clicking the pull-down menu at the top of the window.

Step 5

Type the name of the file in the "File Name" section. Click "Save." Your document now appears in the saved location as a Word document. Open the converted document in Microsoft Word and edit or view as needed.

Tips & Warnings

  • Open and edit Microsoft Word documents in Microsoft Works or OpenOffice Writer.