MacLinkPlus Deluxe
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Convert files between Mac and PC formats.   Commercial ($79.99)
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  • MacLinkPlus Deluxe has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Data Viz, Inc.
MacLinkPlus Deluxe has long been the leading product for converting files between Mac and PC formats and between different application formats. Being able to convert files means that you'll never have to worry whether or not you can open files that your friends and co-workers send you. MacLinkPlus will be able to convert them into the proper format, whether it's a word processing file, spreadsheet, database file or graphic. And converted files retain all their formatting like bold and italics . Even advanced formatting like tables, columns, styles and embedded graphics is supported.
What's New
Version 16.0010:

New Features

  • icWord & icExcel fully integrated with MacLinkPlus Deluxe application

New Translators

  • Word 2007 for Windows (read only)
  • Excel 2007 for Windows (read only)
  • WordPerfect x3 for Windows

Other Information

  • The Pre-Release of MacLinkPlus Deluxe 16 will perform the following translations:
    • Word 2007 files
      • Basic Text
      • Character & Paragraph Formatting
      • Auto number & Bullets
      • Tables
      • Headers & Footers
      • Footnotes & Endnotes
    • Excel 2007 files
      • Basic Structure -Workbook and Worksheets
      • Basic cell content
      • Cell Alignment
      • Character Formatting
      • Number Formatting
      • Column widths/Row heights
      • Font/Font size information
      • Cell Notes
      • Named Ranges
Version 16.0010:

New Features

  • icWord & icExcel fully integrated with MacLinkPlus Deluxe application

New Translators

  • Word 2007 for Windows (read only)
  • Excel 2007 for Windows (read only)
  • WordPerfect x3 for Windows

Other Information

Requirements
PPC, Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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ver. 16.x:
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Mikilc commented on 09 Apr 2010
Proper support for this app is non-existent. No email support is available.
I feel severely short-changed since this is an expensive piece of software (presumably because there's no competition) and there isn't even a trial version. Bought it nevertheless in order to recover some old Ami files, worked fine. But just tried to convert an old mbx file and it got stuck half way. The technical support on the subject is useless, so I guess you're skewered when something doesn't work properly.
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sbeaz reviewed on 06 Sep 2009
Sorry folks, this app did EXACTLY what I wanted it to do. Nothing else translated .wps files to .doc in a usable state. It performed flawlessly, ridiculously better than the Works converters downloaded from M$.
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Rubaiyat commented on 24 Apr 2009
There are no recent file conversions that I can see.

Not even anything for the iWork apps which are some of them already up to v4.

Unfortunately this is really only for those still using the Classic Mac OS.
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yeziam reviewed on 01 Feb 2009
I couldn't get many of the old MAC WRITE programs to translate. Furthermore, after a few months my computer crashed and I couldn't download a copy of the application w/o purchasing "download insurance"? What a ripoff.
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Aikousha reviewed on 23 Aug 2008
This program might have been useful back in the day, but it has proven useless several times when I needed it recently. Apparently they removed a lot of interim and early file-type support, so a VERY LARGE number of early files cannot be recognized, let alone translated, or even just stripped of their text. And the only help I was able to get from their customer support was eventually pointing me to a fact-sheet buried in their knowledgebase, that mentioned a few filetypes that were dropped... years ago.
I work cross-platform as a specialty, and I can't even get a tool that's supposed to handle this stuff specifically to work on the SAME platform? Microsoft has a better support record than this!
Stay away from this developer now, they've apparently long since lost their edge, and worse, their usefulness.
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crisscross commented on 13 Jul 2008
I am not sure if there was a need for a new format, but if there was, what is the point in making one that only a very limited number of buyers of this software can read? (other than to use us Macfaithfuls as profit fodder).

For decades having a mac meant you could read everything. This software and DataViz inability or refusal to takle .pages is a departure.

Were Dataviz leant on - why no comment from you at DataViz??

All graphics programmes can read .jpg and .tif and there are free translators for .CR2 & .nef - again why not .pages?
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crisscross commented on 13 May 2008
as all previous version from the mac OS8 one, brilliant translation of all the Microsquit stuff

BUT

No translation of Mac .pages format.

This is a really major blot on your escutcheon and can't think why it has not been remedied after several months of v16

I know its a fit of insanity at apple to have devised .pages, but if you can translate word 2007, why for goodnes sake not pages?????
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graphic_innovations replied on 12 Jul 2008
I hear ya, but why is it insane to have developed a propriety format? It seems to me that everyone else does -- i.e. Microsoft with EVERYTHING they make, and pages files support a lot more stuff than MS Office files do (hence needing a new format). Not to mention the fact that converting .pages to .doc is already built in to Pages in the first place!! The real point though is that while it would be nice if there was a true official universal document standard beyond .txt and .rtf/rtfd its not that case (yet), and I see no reason why Apple should use Microsoft's document format as the standard.
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stevendom commented on 21 Apr 2008
I bought this specifically to translate docx files to doc files. I have tried numerous docx files and the ending doc format is always corrupted badly. This product simply does not do what it is supposed to. Don't waste your money.
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Laraine commented on 28 Apr 2007
I too have stopped using MacLink Plus since upgrading to OS X. I expect people to send Word files to me in RTF. If they don't have the brains to do this in the first place, I ask them to. As for Exel files, if anyone sends me one of these then it's too bad for them that I can't read them. I don't particularly care.
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Holypoly commented on 01 May 2007
In case you could care some time in the future, use NeoOffice, which is free x>D
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Laraine replied on 01 May 2007
Thank you, HolyPoly. That's very kind of you. I'll have a look at it.

Laraine
http://lbarker.orcon.net.nz
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DrAdrienYouell tipped on 10 Apr 2007
Poor old DataViz, Apple Pages does it all now. And then there is NeoOffice.
My apologies to your accountant, no $79.99 from me anymore. And refer also to commentator below me; not even U Binary. [Funny Hah Hah, I still occ. use AppleWorks in Rosetta - say, for old files.]
Adrien UK
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Francis Roger had trouble on 07 Oct 2010
I purchased online two years ago MacLinkPlus Deluxe version 16.001 which works well on my laptop and once copied on my iMac 10.4.11 does not open.
How come?
Thank you.
Francis
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TexTech rated on 15 Mar 2011

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Type:Business : Word Processing
License:Commercial
Date:01 May 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
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MacLinkPlus Deluxe has long been the leading product for converting files between Mac and PC formats and between different application formats. Being able to convert files means that you'll never have to worry whether or not you can open files that your friends and co-workers send you. MacLinkPlus will be able to convert them into the proper format, whether it's a word processing file, spreadsheet, database file or graphic. And converted files retain all their formatting like bold and italics . Even advanced formatting like tables, columns, styles and embedded graphics is supported.


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