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02-03-2011, 07:19 PM
My win98se will not open newer wordpad documents that have an "A" on front of the icon.
Anyone know of a free word processor download that will do this???
They open on my XP PC's which has wordpad 5.1 but I need to open them on the 98se PC's as well.

02-03-2011, 08:19 PM
What word processing application does your machine have? Have you tried opening the document by opening Workpad and from the FILE menu, use the OPEN command and navigate to your document? That might do it for you.

You can try OpenOffice, but I don't know if it will work on W98.

02-04-2011, 10:26 AM
http://www.abisource.com/ Abisource version 2.4.6 (free and only 5Mb download) was last version that supported W9x/Me...

02-04-2011, 06:16 PM
I will try abisource. Also found jarte 4.3 which didnt work at first until I re-downloaded. Orignal program is windows 98 wordpad no version number. When try to open the doc box sais Illegal operation. It was an email of temp insurance cards from insurance company. But i found it opened on XP PC and if i copied it, it would THEN open on my win98se PC. Dont know what the difference is. I saved the one that wouldnt open so i can try any newer word processors. Thanks for help.

02-04-2011, 06:43 PM
Was the original file of the docx format? Old versions of Word and I'm sure Wordpad won't open docx files without a converter.