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Is there ANY program that supports reading AmiPro .SAM files. I have giving up hope about LibreOffice since I am still waiting for an email answer about it. But while I wait maybe somebody knows of another program that reads .sam files. in this case AmiPro 3.0

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You can forget open source alternatives. They never have and probably never will be able to: the format is closed and had not been open sourced.

There are 2 applications that can open these files:

  • Microsoft Word 2000, 2003 or XP;
  • IBM Lotus SmartSuite 97.

Word needs an extra converter that is not included with Word so I would advice to get a copy of IBM Lotus SmartSuite 97 and try to get it running in wine and save the files to a non-proprietary format. Wine HQ states the basics seem to work.

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Hi Rinzwind. Thanks I already tested the converters for 2003 and 2007. both do not work. they mention it but do not really work. Tested not only on wine but on a Windows XP system and on a Windows 7 system. The only one left is the SmartSuite but I do not have that one. Also I am looking for open sourced apps. Office suite that are in the Ubuntu world that can do this. –  Luis Feb 24 '12 at 19:49
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I am afraid you can forget about open source alternatives... but you can find the smartsuite on the web ;) –  Rinzwind Feb 24 '12 at 19:53
    
Thanks Rinzwind I will still have some hope. I will look for it in the web ;) –  Luis Feb 24 '12 at 19:54

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