Both Microsoft WordPerfect and Corel WordPerfect are popular word processing tools, though most of the users prefer MS Word, there are still a part of users sticking to WordPerfect due to its excellent user experience on file formatting, especially for those users who work in legal or administrative fields.
Obviously, MS Word has a much better compatibility. Therefore, there are needs to convert a WordPerfect WPD to Word Doc or Docx format. Here we are going to share 4 ways to convert WPD to Word on Mac or Windows PC.
WordPerfect WPD is a windows-based format, it would be easier to convert WPD to Word on Windows than that on a Mac. However, we have the solution for you.
To convert WPD to Word Doc or Docx on Mac, the most critical part is opening and viewing the WordPerfect file, if we can open the file, it will be much easier to save it as Word document. In this case, Cisdem Document Reader is a good choice.
Cisdem Document Reader is a mac program to read and convert 8 windows-based files, including WordPerfect WPD, Microsoft Works WPS, XPS, OXPS, VISIO, DJVU, Winmail.dat and PDF. You can read multiple WPD or other files at the same time, also export your files as PDF, Text and image formats.
Step 1. Download and install Cisdem Document Reader onto your Mac;
Step 2. Run the program, drag and drop WordPerfect file for opening;
Step 3. Press Command+A to select all WordPerfect pages, right click to choose Copy;
Step 4. Then open a blank Word document, right click to Paste with formatting;
Step 5. Save the Word document.
Tip: There is an alternative to convert WPD to Word on mac with Cisdem, you can click the Export button to save WordPerfect files as image format first, then insert the images to Word document, in this case, the imported WordPerfect files won't be allowed editing in Word document.
To batch convert WPD to Doc or Docx without opening and viewing the files, a WPD file converter is required, if you don’t mind spending money on such a tool, you can have a try on NCH WPD to Word Converter (for macOS and Windows).
It is a file converter to convert between text documents, including Word, Excel, WPD, Txt, ODT, ePub, Mobi and PDF. It allows users to save WordPerfect files as Doc, Docx, HTML, ODT, PDF, RTF, TXT and XML in batch. However, you won't be able to open and preview WordPerfect or other files with this program. You can find both macOS and Windows version for this program.
The 3rd option to convert WordPerfect files is using online free WPD file converter. You can find several WPD converters online, some of them really do a good conversion job, like Online-Convert and Zamzar, these 2 tools are exactly the ones I want to recommend to you.
You will be required to upload your files for conversion online, your files are going to be saved online for at least 24 hours, which means potential risk of information leakage. Therefore, if your WPD files are highly confidential or private, you are not recommended to do the conversions online, since it may bring unexpected and great loss.
In addition, you need to check the Word document converted by these online tools, instead of sending or sharing directly. There may be minor errors on formatting or issues on conversion accuracy, you should check and manually revise before sharing with others.
Online-Convert WPD converter processes files very fast, both file uploading and converting can be done extremely fast.
Online-Convert is able to convert audio, video, image, document, ebook, archive and others in batch. You can upload files from URL, Dropbox or Google Drive, also you can customize the output files by using the optional settings.
Zamzar WPD converter offers the best user experience to do conversions online free. There is no ad on its conversion page, and with 3 clicks, you can get your WordPerfect files in Word Doc format.
It supports converting audio, video, image, document, ebook, and others too, total 1200+ file formats. Its builds a clean and neat place for you to convert files, you see no ads, no sidebar recommendations. However, there are too many users waiting in line to convert files on this website, you may have to wait when uploading or converting your WPD files.
We know MS Word is highly compatible, such an excellent compatibility extends from working on different platforms to opening different text-based files, including opening WordPerfect file. To turn WPD to Word format, you can open the file in Word then save as Word document.
Since MS Word is available for macOS and Windows, and the steps to open WordPerfect files in Word is similar, here we take opening WordPerfect in MS Word on Mac as an example to list the steps.
The reason why I place this solution at the end of my list is that, MS Office Word cannot always open WordPerfect files as you expect, it is good at opening mainly-text-based files, but poor at rendering images or preserving formatting. Even, it cannot recognize at all when opening a file with the language (not your system language).
To convert WPD to Word document on Mac or Windows, there are 3 strategies, using a WPD viewer, a WPD to Word Converter or online free file converters, you can pick according to your needs. But for many users, the best way to convert WPD to Word and maintain formatting, is copying from a WPD viewer, then pasting to Word with formatting.
Connie has been writing for Mac productivity and utility apps since 2009. Each review and solution is based on her practical tests, she is aways energetic and trustworthy in this field.