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Anonymous
May 20, 2005 8:27:43 PM

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I have many files created under Win Me (and previous) in Word 6.0 format.

When I try to open these on my new computer, a Windows XP Home Edition with
Service Pack 2 machine, using the Works 8.0 word processor, I get the error

<< Works cannot open <filename>.doc. .... , the file format may not be
supported by any of the installed converters, .... >>

I notice that I can read/write *.doc files in Word 97 format and above.

Does there exist a converter for Word 6.0/95 documents?
If so, how can I acquire and install it?

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This seems to be an issue new to Works 8.0, and maybe even to SP2 in WinXP,
which is why I'm crossposting to a Win XP group.
Anonymous
May 20, 2005 8:27:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.works.win (More info?)

Yes, download the converter file and install it.
Microsoft Office Downloads: Converters for Word 2000
.... The Works 6.0 Converter allows you to convert word
processor documents created
.... The Works 2000 converter allows you to open a Works 2000
..wps file in ...
office.microsoft.com/en-us/
officeupdate/CD010225831033.aspx - 30k - May 18, 2005 -
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Microsoft Office Downloads Home Page
... add-ins, converters, and viewers for Office programs,
from critical ...
This Web site works best with Microsoft Internet Explorer
5.01 or later or ...
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and

http://www.microsoft.com/products/works/default.mspx






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"ggull" <ggullSPAM@NOTrcn.com> wrote in message
news:uiDrPpXXFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
|I have many files created under Win Me (and previous) in
Word 6.0 format.
|
| When I try to open these on my new computer, a Windows XP
Home Edition with
| Service Pack 2 machine, using the Works 8.0 word
processor, I get the error
|
| << Works cannot open <filename>.doc. .... , the file
format may not be
| supported by any of the installed converters, .... >>
|
| I notice that I can read/write *.doc files in Word 97
format and above.
|
| Does there exist a converter for Word 6.0/95 documents?
| If so, how can I acquire and install it?
|
| ------------
| This seems to be an issue new to Works 8.0, and maybe even
to SP2 in WinXP,
| which is why I'm crossposting to a Win XP group.
|
|
May 21, 2005 1:54:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics,microsoft.public.works.win (More info?)

WORKS and WORD use slightly different formats to save files - usually an
older version of WORD can open a newer version file (some advanced features
from the new package may be lost).

If you want to convert documents you would have to open them in WORD and
select the format for you to save them in (WORKS 8).

My advice however, is to continue using WORD as its much better (my opinion)
and it sounds like your documents are already in that format.

I assume you have just brought a new computer - companies usually give WORKS
as the OEM version is cheap in comparisson.


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"ggull" <ggullSPAM@NOTrcn.com> wrote in message
news:uiDrPpXXFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>I have many files created under Win Me (and previous) in Word 6.0 format.
>
> When I try to open these on my new computer, a Windows XP Home Edition
> with
> Service Pack 2 machine, using the Works 8.0 word processor, I get the
> error
>
> << Works cannot open <filename>.doc. .... , the file format may not be
> supported by any of the installed converters, .... >>
>
> I notice that I can read/write *.doc files in Word 97 format and above.
>
> Does there exist a converter for Word 6.0/95 documents?
> If so, how can I acquire and install it?
>
> ------------
> This seems to be an issue new to Works 8.0, and maybe even to SP2 in
> WinXP,
> which is why I'm crossposting to a Win XP group.
>
>
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Anonymous
May 21, 2005 7:27:18 PM

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Using Word to open *.wps files.

From MS Word 2002 Help:

[[Obtain file format converters
The most commonly used converters are installed with Microsoft Word by
default. If you want to open or save in a format that's not installed by
default, you may need to obtain additional converters.

Note You can open documents created in Microsoft Word 2000, 97, 95, 6.0,
or 2.0 directly in Microsoft Word 2002. All data and formatting created in
these versions of Word are fully supported in Word 2002.

Converters supplied with Word:
Opening or saving in Word:
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows
Opens and saves Works 4.0 files.
Microsoft Works 2000 for Windows
Opens and saves Works 2000 files.

Convert a single file from another file format
1. On the File menu, click Open.
2. Locate the file you want to open, and then click Open.

Convert several documents at once
1. Place the documents you want to convert in a single folder.
2. On the File menu, click New.
3. In the New Document task pane, under New from template, click General
templates.
4. Click the Other Documents tab.
5. Double-click Batch Conversion Wizard.
6. Follow the directions on the screen.]]
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Works 6.0 Converter for Works and Word Users
The Works 6.0 Converter allows you to convert word processor documents
created in Microsoft Works 6.0 to Microsoft Word and other Works programs.
Specifically, this converter works with Works 2000, 4.5, and 4.x, and Word
2002, 2000, and 97 on machines running Microsoft Windows® 98, 2000
Professional, Millennium Edition, and XP.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Works 2000 Converter for Word 97/2000 Users
The Works 2000 converter allows you to open a Works 2000 .wps file in Word
and to save a Word document as a Works 2000 .wps file.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Works Converter for Import/Export of Works Word Processor (.wps) Documents
(Wp2krtf.exe) Text Converter for Works 4.x

In order to open a word processor document (.wps) created in Microsoft Works
4.x in Microsoft Works 2000, Microsoft Word 2000, or Microsoft Word 97, or a
word processor document created in Works 2000, Word 2000, or Word 97 in
Microsoft Works 4.x, you need to download and install the Wp2krtf.exe text
converter.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

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Open Microsoft Works files in Excel
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA01044877...

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Word Viewer 2003 lets you open Word 2003 documents and documents created
with all previous versions of Microsoft Word for Windows® and Microsoft Word
for Macintosh. In addition to Word document files (.doc), you can also open
files saved in the following formats:

Works 6.0 (.wps)
Works 7.0 (.wps)

Word Viewer 2003
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...

Download details: Excel Viewer 2003
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyI...


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ggull <ggullSPAM@NOTrcn.com> hunted and pecked:
> I have many files created under Win Me (and previous) in Word 6.0 format.
>
> When I try to open these on my new computer, a Windows XP Home Edition
> with Service Pack 2 machine, using the Works 8.0 word processor, I get
> the error
>
> << Works cannot open <filename>.doc. .... , the file format may not be
> supported by any of the installed converters, .... >>
>
> I notice that I can read/write *.doc files in Word 97 format and above.
>
> Does there exist a converter for Word 6.0/95 documents?
> If so, how can I acquire and install it?
>
> ------------
> This seems to be an issue new to Works 8.0, and maybe even to SP2 in
> WinXP, which is why I'm crossposting to a Win XP group.
Anonymous
May 22, 2005 10:08:18 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Or open them on another pc that supports it and save it as .rtf (rich
text format) then it will open for you.


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