open (convert) *.WRI- Files (Windows 3.1)

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open (convert) *.WRI- Files (Windows 3.1)

Postby IxenPDF » Tue May 02, 2017 12:27 pm

Hello,

I have some old WRI- Files which I have built in the past with the microsoft windows 3.1 programme "Write".

Is there any plug-in for opening (or convert) this files?

Thank you.

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Re: open (convert) *.WRI- Files (Windows 3.1)

Postby cday » Tue May 02, 2017 12:55 pm

IxenPDF wrote:I have some old WRI- Files which I have built in the past with the microsoft windows 3.1 programme "Write".

Is there any plug-in for opening (or convert) this files?

The .wri extension is not listed as a supported format in this list of formats supported by XnView software. :(

If you Google 'open wri file' there are some possible solutions shown, or XnTriq may have a suggestion...

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Re: open (convert) *.WRI- Files (Windows 3.1)

Postby XnTriq » Tue May 02, 2017 3:00 pm

WordPad used to be able to open files created with Write. You could also use LibreOffice or the trial version of Atlantis Word Processor to convert .WRI documents.

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Ask LibreOffice (write .wri) wrote:The best/only real .wri tool I have found, a bit klunky but very effective, is Crystal Office Systems tool Maple: http://crystaloffice.com/maple/

You can use it for 30 days free.

Once installed, open it up and crush the left pane away. Do File->Import, change the file type to windows write .wri, browse up the next file to convert, open it up, looks great, just like back in the late nineties, so now File->export, browse up the original again as Windows Write .wri. highlight(select) it, but then change the file type to Word 2007 docx, save, Edit->Select All (^A), Edit->Clear(Delete), and repeat as necessary.


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Re: open (convert) *.WRI- Files (Windows 3.1)

Postby IxenPDF » Tue May 02, 2017 3:39 pm

Thank you.

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Re: open (convert) *.WRI- Files (Windows 3.1)

Postby XnTriq » Tue May 02, 2017 4:30 pm

Cetus Software (CWordPad) wrote:Cetus CWordPad Word Processor is an enhanced implementation of the Windows WordPad application that is provided with the 32-bit Windows operating systems. CWordPad provides all the functionality of WordPad, plus it also features a spell checking function, a thesaurus, and a more complete Help file.

See also: Cetus CWordPad @ Softpedia

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Re: open (convert) *.WRI- Files (Windows 3.1)

Postby IxenPDF » Thu May 04, 2017 12:39 pm

Thank you very much.

I have chosed CWordPad because it is so little and free.
It's almost perfect. Much better than with WordPad.

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Re: open (convert) *.WRI- Files (Windows 3.1)

Postby XnTriq » Thu May 04, 2017 2:45 pm

Thank you for sharing which solution worked for you, IxenPDF! Hopefully this information will be helpful to other users too :-)


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