Global Word Perfect to Word Advice:

Google Desktop is a wonderful tool. Unfortunately, it will search Microsoft Word, but not Word Pefect, documents. As a long-standing and still-loyal WP user, I'm very annoyed that I can't use Desktop to efficiently search the vast repository of documents on my hard drive. An obvious solution would be to create an additional copy of all my WP documents in Word. Is there a simply way to do this globally? I certainly don't want to have to resave each document individually in Word.