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Backing up text messages to pc

I know how to back up SMS messages to my PC but how can I then read them and print them from my PC? They are in a file type that is Blackberry only and I apparently cannot look at them with Microsoft Word or some other processing program.
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My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
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Re: Backing up text messages to pc

Google for "ABC Amber IPD Converter" and use that to translate the backup IPD file. From there you can extract the SMS to an Excel file or other options.


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Re: Backing up text messages to pc

thank you I will try that solution and appreciate the prompt response.