File rendering profiles:

Name Status Software (Version) OS (Version) Content Types File Extensions
WordPerfect Document in Corel WordPerfect on Windows 10 active Corel WordPerfect X8 (18.0.0.200) Windows (10) application/octet-stream, application/vnd.wordperfect doc, doc (wpfct3), pcwp, wp5, wp51, wp6, wpd
WordPerfect Document in LibreOffice on Windows 10 active LibreOffice 5 (5.4.2.2) Windows (10) application/octet-stream, application/vnd.wordperfect doc, doc (wpfct3), pcwp, wp, wp3, wp5, wp51, wp6, wpd
WordPerfect Document in Microsoft Word on Windows 10 active Microsoft Word 16 (16.0.4600.1002) Windows (10) application/octet-stream, application/vnd.wordperfect doc, doc (wpfct3), pcwp, wp5, wp6, wpd
WPD in Corel WordPerfect X7 17 on Windows 7 active Corel WordPerfect X7 (17.0.0366) Windows (7) wpd, wpd
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kgermeck - 2017-11-06

[Overview]: .wpd is the primary format extension of WordPerfect, a word processing application currently owned by Corel Corporation. Older versions of WordPerfect also use variations of the following file extensions: .wp, .wp7, .wp6, .wp51, .wp5, .wp4, .wp3, .pcwp, .doc, and originally no extension at all. WordPerfect was previously supported on a number of different operating systems (e.g., DOS, IBM Systems, Mac, Windows, Linux, and Atari). There sometimes is not a direct correlation between the file extension and the version of WordPerfect that created that extension. For example, .wpd and .wp extensions can both be associated with files created by recent versions of Corel WordPerfect and also be associated with files created by older versions of WordPerfect for MS-DOS and so on. LibreOffice opens .wpd files with ease. Microsoft Word and Corel WordPerfect open most .wpd files.

kgermeck - 2017-11-06

[Testing in Medusa]: I have run into one instances with the Greenough Born Digital Collection where a .WordPerfect Document file is actually an image instead of text. An example of this is the file "Acrobat rat fig.wpd"—https://medusa.library.illinois.edu/cfs_files/6190065. FITS identifies the MIME Type of the file as image/vnd.adobe.photoshop. MS Word cannot read or open Acrobat rat fig.wpd. Libreoffice will open it, but it reproduces the image in reversed values. Adobe Photoshop is unsuccessful at opening it, but the image rendering programs GIMP and ImageMagik both open it and render it correctly.

kgermeck - 2017-11-06

[Online Resources]: Wordperfect Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ -- Corel WordPerfect Website: http://www.wordperfect.com/en/ --

kgermeck - 2017-11-09

[A note on Identifying WordPerfect Documents in Medusa]: About half of the WordPerfect documents stored in Medusa have some variant of the .wpd/.wp extension and have a content type of “application/vnd.wordperfect.” The rest of the Wordperfect files, however, have no extensions at all. But what I have noticed is that, in most cases, the WordPerfect documents without file extensions also have a content type of “application/vnd.wordperfect.” Sometimes, though, if the document was created in an older version of WordPerfect, Medusa has trouble determining its MIME type and assigns it as “application/octet-stream.”

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Name Output Format Software Operating System
WPD to ODT in Xena on Windows 10 OpenDocument Text Xena Windows 10