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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 12:15:10 AM

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Okay, on my Win2K system, the version of WordPad I have there has, as one of
its Save As choices, Word for Windows 6.0. On my Windows XP Pro system, it
doesn't have this option. I really wanted it, so I copied the file from the
Win2K system into a different place in Program Files with a different name
so I could compare the two.

BUT ...

On Win2K, original WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version 5.0
Build 2195 SP4
On WinXP, native WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version 5.1
Build 2600 SP2

So far, so good. But when I run the Windows 2K program in Windows XP Pro, I
get Version 5.1 Build 2600 SP2 -- the same info as the native WordPad! And
the Save As type list includes Word for Windows 6.0 which the native WordPad
does not! In the Win2K WordPad run in Windows XP, I get exactly the same
Help | About screen as I get with the native (WinXP) WordPad run in Windows
XP -- not just the same numbers but the same layout down to the last pixel.

Huh?

Norm

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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 12:51:05 AM

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On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 20:15:10 GMT, Norm Dresner wrote:

> Okay, on my Win2K system, the version of WordPad I have there has, as one of
> its Save As choices, Word for Windows 6.0. On my Windows XP Pro system, it
> doesn't have this option. I really wanted it, so I copied the file from the
> Win2K system into a different place in Program Files with a different name
> so I could compare the two.
>
> BUT ...
>
> On Win2K, original WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version 5.0
> Build 2195 SP4
> On WinXP, native WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version 5.1
> Build 2600 SP2
>
> So far, so good. But when I run the Windows 2K program in Windows XP Pro, I
> get Version 5.1 Build 2600 SP2 -- the same info as the native WordPad! And
> the Save As type list includes Word for Windows 6.0 which the native WordPad
> does not! In the Win2K WordPad run in Windows XP, I get exactly the same
> Help | About screen as I get with the native (WinXP) WordPad run in Windows
> XP -- not just the same numbers but the same layout down to the last pixel.
>
> Huh?
>
> Norm

Windows File Protection. You dropped in the older version wordpad file. WFP
"kindly" replaced it for you. I've never tried it but if wordpad will run
from the executable, drop the old version into a different folder to keep
it out of WFP's reach.

Meanwhile: Consider changing to a different document format. RTF would be
portable between the different versions of WordPad and Word would be able
to read the file as well.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 2:28:20 AM

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Amazing.

I've just verified everything you've said - you're right.

Interesting and strange.

Karl

"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
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Okay, on my Win2K system, the version of WordPad I have there has, as
one of
its Save As choices, Word for Windows 6.0. On my Windows XP Pro
system, it
doesn't have this option. I really wanted it, so I copied the file
from the
Win2K system into a different place in Program Files with a different
name
so I could compare the two.

BUT ...

On Win2K, original WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as
Version 5.0
Build 2195 SP4
On WinXP, native WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as
Version 5.1
Build 2600 SP2

So far, so good. But when I run the Windows 2K program in Windows XP
Pro, I
get Version 5.1 Build 2600 SP2 -- the same info as the native WordPad!
And
the Save As type list includes Word for Windows 6.0 which the native
WordPad
does not! In the Win2K WordPad run in Windows XP, I get exactly the
same
Help | About screen as I get with the native (WinXP) WordPad run in
Windows
XP -- not just the same numbers but the same layout down to the last
pixel.

Huh?

Norm
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Anonymous
August 17, 2005 4:05:31 PM

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ShellAbout


Displays a ShellAbout dialog box.

int ShellAbout (
HWND hWnd,
LPCTSTR szApp,
LPCTSTR szOtherStuff,
HICON hIcon
);
Parameters
hWnd
[in] Window handle to a parent window. This parameter can be NULL.
szApp
[in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be displayed in the title bar of the ShellAbout dialog box and on the first line of the dialog box after the text "Microsoft". If the text contains a separator (#) dividing it into two parts, the function displays the first part in the title bar and the second part on the first line after the text "Microsoft".
szOtherStuff
[in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be displayed in the dialog box after the version and copyright information.
hIcon
[in] Icon that the function displays in the dialog box. If this parameter is NULL, the function displays the Microsoft® Windows® or Windows NT® icon.
Return Values
Returns TRUE if successful, or FALSE otherwise.

Remarks

Note that the ShellAbout function dialog box uses text and a default icon that are specific to either Windows or Windows NT.

To see an example of a ShellAbout dialog box, choose About Windows from the Help menu drop-down list in Windows Explorer.

Windows 95/98/Me: ShellAbout is supported by the Microsoft Layer for Unicode. To use this, you must add certain files to your application, as outlined in Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Windows 95/98/Me Systems.

Requirements
Windows NT/2000: Requires Windows NT 3.5 or later.
Windows 95/98/Me: Requires Windows 95 or later.
Header: Declared in Shellapi.h.
Import Library: Shell32.lib.

"Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files" error message when you try to open the "What's new" file in Quicken on a Windows XP-based computer
Article ID : 870883
Last Review : July 21, 2004
Revision : 1.0

Important This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
On this page
SYMPTOMS
CAUSE
WORKAROUND
MORE INFORMATION

SYMPTOMS
After you install Quicken 2003 Premier Home and Business or Quicken 2004 Premier Home and Business from Intuit Incorporated on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files
This symptom occurs when you try to open the "What's new in Quicken 2003 Premier Home and Business" file or the "What's new in Quicken 2004 Premier Home and Business" file on the Start menu.
CAUSE
This problem occurs because WordPad does not start as expected. WordPad does not start because it is not converting the Microsoft Word document to Rich Text Format.
WORKAROUND
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To work around this problem, edit the registry and add the EnableLegacyConverters entry with a DWORD value of 1. To do this, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Wordpad
3. Right-click Wordpad, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
4. Type EnableLegacyConverters, and then press ENTER to name the new entry.
5. Right-click EnableLegacyConverters, and then click Modify.
6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
7. Quit Registry Editor.

MORE INFORMATION
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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• Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition


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"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message news:iPrMe.105139$5N3.97279@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> Okay, on my Win2K system, the version of WordPad I have there has, as one of
> its Save As choices, Word for Windows 6.0. On my Windows XP Pro system, it
> doesn't have this option. I really wanted it, so I copied the file from the
> Win2K system into a different place in Program Files with a different name
> so I could compare the two.
>
> BUT ...
>
> On Win2K, original WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version 5.0
> Build 2195 SP4
> On WinXP, native WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version 5.1
> Build 2600 SP2
>
> So far, so good. But when I run the Windows 2K program in Windows XP Pro, I
> get Version 5.1 Build 2600 SP2 -- the same info as the native WordPad! And
> the Save As type list includes Word for Windows 6.0 which the native WordPad
> does not! In the Win2K WordPad run in Windows XP, I get exactly the same
> Help | About screen as I get with the native (WinXP) WordPad run in Windows
> XP -- not just the same numbers but the same layout down to the last pixel.
>
> Huh?
>
> Norm
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 4:29:03 PM

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"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23N7zQ4soFHA.3936@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> On Tue, 16 Aug 2005 20:15:10 GMT, Norm Dresner wrote:
> Windows File Protection. You dropped in the older version wordpad file.
> WFP
> "kindly" replaced it for you. I've never tried it but if wordpad will run
> from the executable, drop the old version into a different folder to keep
> it out of WFP's reach.
>
> Meanwhile: Consider changing to a different document format. RTF would be
> portable between the different versions of WordPad and Word would be able
> to read the file as well.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

NO!!! I said that I copied the file with a different name to a different
directory! It's not windows file protection at all.

Norm
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 4:30:20 PM

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Yeah, I had strongly suspected that the program wasn't displaying the
about-screen itself but was using some DLL to do it -- I just didn't know
which one.

Thanks much for the info.

Norm

"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
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ShellAbout


Displays a ShellAbout dialog box.

int ShellAbout (
HWND hWnd,
LPCTSTR szApp,
LPCTSTR szOtherStuff,
HICON hIcon
);
Parameters
hWnd
[in] Window handle to a parent window. This parameter can be NULL.
szApp
[in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
displayed in the title bar of the ShellAbout dialog box and on the first
line of the dialog box after the text "Microsoft". If the text contains a
separator (#) dividing it into two parts, the function displays the first
part in the title bar and the second part on the first line after the text
"Microsoft".
szOtherStuff
[in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
displayed in the dialog box after the version and copyright information.
hIcon
[in] Icon that the function displays in the dialog box. If this parameter
is NULL, the function displays the Microsoft® Windows® or Windows NT® icon.
Return Values
Returns TRUE if successful, or FALSE otherwise.

Remarks

Note that the ShellAbout function dialog box uses text and a default icon
that are specific to either Windows or Windows NT.

To see an example of a ShellAbout dialog box, choose About Windows from the
Help menu drop-down list in Windows Explorer.

Windows 95/98/Me: ShellAbout is supported by the Microsoft Layer for
Unicode. To use this, you must add certain files to your application, as
outlined in Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Windows 95/98/Me Systems.

Requirements
Windows NT/2000: Requires Windows NT 3.5 or later.
Windows 95/98/Me: Requires Windows 95 or later.
Header: Declared in Shellapi.h.
Import Library: Shell32.lib.

"Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files" error message when you try to open
the "What's new" file in Quicken on a Windows XP-based computer
Article ID : 870883
Last Review : July 21, 2004
Revision : 1.0

Important This article contains information about modifying the registry.
Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that
you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For
information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the
following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
On this page
SYMPTOMS
CAUSE
WORKAROUND
MORE INFORMATION

SYMPTOMS
After you install Quicken 2003 Premier Home and Business or Quicken 2004
Premier Home and Business from Intuit Incorporated on a Microsoft Windows
XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to the
following:
Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files
This symptom occurs when you try to open the "What's new in Quicken 2003
Premier Home and Business" file or the "What's new in Quicken 2004 Premier
Home and Business" file on the Start menu.
CAUSE
This problem occurs because WordPad does not start as expected. WordPad does
not start because it is not converting the Microsoft Word document to Rich
Text Format.
WORKAROUND
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry
Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To work around this problem, edit the registry and add the
EnableLegacyConverters entry with a DWORD value of 1. To do this, follow
these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
2. Locate the following registry subkey:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Wordpad
3. Right-click Wordpad, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
4. Type EnableLegacyConverters, and then press ENTER to name the new
entry.
5. Right-click EnableLegacyConverters, and then click Modify.
6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
7. Quit Registry Editor.

MORE INFORMATION
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by
companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty,
implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these
products.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

APPLIES TO
• Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
• Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition


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"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
news:iPrMe.105139$5N3.97279@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> Okay, on my Win2K system, the version of WordPad I have there has, as one
> of
> its Save As choices, Word for Windows 6.0. On my Windows XP Pro system,
> it
> doesn't have this option. I really wanted it, so I copied the file from
> the
> Win2K system into a different place in Program Files with a different name
> so I could compare the two.
>
> BUT ...
>
> On Win2K, original WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
> 5.0
> Build 2195 SP4
> On WinXP, native WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
> 5.1
> Build 2600 SP2
>
> So far, so good. But when I run the Windows 2K program in Windows XP Pro,
> I
> get Version 5.1 Build 2600 SP2 -- the same info as the native WordPad!
> And
> the Save As type list includes Word for Windows 6.0 which the native
> WordPad
> does not! In the Win2K WordPad run in Windows XP, I get exactly the same
> Help | About screen as I get with the native (WinXP) WordPad run in
> Windows
> XP -- not just the same numbers but the same layout down to the last
> pixel.
>
> Huh?
>
> Norm
>
Anonymous
August 17, 2005 8:29:36 PM

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On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:29:03 GMT, Norm Dresner wrote:

> NO!!! I said that I copied the file with a different name to a different
> directory! It's not windows file protection at all.
>
> Norm

Excuse me? No need to yell. I read your initial post incorrectly. Sorry.
All done.
--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 2:33:08 AM

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There is two things in my post, keep reading.

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"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message news:w5GMe.623074$cg1.606204@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> Yeah, I had strongly suspected that the program wasn't displaying the
> about-screen itself but was using some DLL to do it -- I just didn't know
> which one.
>
> Thanks much for the info.
>
> Norm
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:uJkksAtoFHA.2580@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> ShellAbout
>
>
> Displays a ShellAbout dialog box.
>
> int ShellAbout (
> HWND hWnd,
> LPCTSTR szApp,
> LPCTSTR szOtherStuff,
> HICON hIcon
> );
> Parameters
> hWnd
> [in] Window handle to a parent window. This parameter can be NULL.
> szApp
> [in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
> displayed in the title bar of the ShellAbout dialog box and on the first
> line of the dialog box after the text "Microsoft". If the text contains a
> separator (#) dividing it into two parts, the function displays the first
> part in the title bar and the second part on the first line after the text
> "Microsoft".
> szOtherStuff
> [in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
> displayed in the dialog box after the version and copyright information.
> hIcon
> [in] Icon that the function displays in the dialog box. If this parameter
> is NULL, the function displays the Microsoft® Windows® or Windows NT® icon.
> Return Values
> Returns TRUE if successful, or FALSE otherwise.
>
> Remarks
>
> Note that the ShellAbout function dialog box uses text and a default icon
> that are specific to either Windows or Windows NT.
>
> To see an example of a ShellAbout dialog box, choose About Windows from the
> Help menu drop-down list in Windows Explorer.
>
> Windows 95/98/Me: ShellAbout is supported by the Microsoft Layer for
> Unicode. To use this, you must add certain files to your application, as
> outlined in Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Windows 95/98/Me Systems.
>
> Requirements
> Windows NT/2000: Requires Windows NT 3.5 or later.
> Windows 95/98/Me: Requires Windows 95 or later.
> Header: Declared in Shellapi.h.
> Import Library: Shell32.lib.
>
> "Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files" error message when you try to open
> the "What's new" file in Quicken on a Windows XP-based computer
> Article ID : 870883
> Last Review : July 21, 2004
> Revision : 1.0
>
> Important This article contains information about modifying the registry.
> Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that
> you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For
> information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the
> following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
> Base:
> 256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
> On this page
> SYMPTOMS
> CAUSE
> WORKAROUND
> MORE INFORMATION
>
> SYMPTOMS
> After you install Quicken 2003 Premier Home and Business or Quicken 2004
> Premier Home and Business from Intuit Incorporated on a Microsoft Windows
> XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to the
> following:
> Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files
> This symptom occurs when you try to open the "What's new in Quicken 2003
> Premier Home and Business" file or the "What's new in Quicken 2004 Premier
> Home and Business" file on the Start menu.
> CAUSE
> This problem occurs because WordPad does not start as expected. WordPad does
> not start because it is not converting the Microsoft Word document to Rich
> Text Format.
> WORKAROUND
> Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
> problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft
> cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry
> Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
>
> To work around this problem, edit the registry and add the
> EnableLegacyConverters entry with a DWORD value of 1. To do this, follow
> these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
> 2. Locate the following registry subkey:
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Wordpad
> 3. Right-click Wordpad, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
> 4. Type EnableLegacyConverters, and then press ENTER to name the new
> entry.
> 5. Right-click EnableLegacyConverters, and then click Modify.
> 6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
> 7. Quit Registry Editor.
>
> MORE INFORMATION
> The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by
> companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty,
> implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these
> products.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> APPLIES TO
> • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
> • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
> • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
> • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
>
>
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> "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
> news:iPrMe.105139$5N3.97279@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>> Okay, on my Win2K system, the version of WordPad I have there has, as one
>> of
>> its Save As choices, Word for Windows 6.0. On my Windows XP Pro system,
>> it
>> doesn't have this option. I really wanted it, so I copied the file from
>> the
>> Win2K system into a different place in Program Files with a different name
>> so I could compare the two.
>>
>> BUT ...
>>
>> On Win2K, original WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
>> 5.0
>> Build 2195 SP4
>> On WinXP, native WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
>> 5.1
>> Build 2600 SP2
>>
>> So far, so good. But when I run the Windows 2K program in Windows XP Pro,
>> I
>> get Version 5.1 Build 2600 SP2 -- the same info as the native WordPad!
>> And
>> the Save As type list includes Word for Windows 6.0 which the native
>> WordPad
>> does not! In the Win2K WordPad run in Windows XP, I get exactly the same
>> Help | About screen as I get with the native (WinXP) WordPad run in
>> Windows
>> XP -- not just the same numbers but the same layout down to the last
>> pixel.
>>
>> Huh?
>>
>> Norm
>>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 2:33:09 AM

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David

I saw it but it doesn't seem to be our problem -- at least not yet. I
wanted to get Word for Windows 6.0 documents out of WordPad. But I'm going
to file the whole message in case it does come up.

Thanks
Norm

"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
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"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
news:w5GMe.623074$cg1.606204@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> Yeah, I had strongly suspected that the program wasn't displaying the
> about-screen itself but was using some DLL to do it -- I just didn't know
> which one.
>
> Thanks much for the info.
>
> Norm
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:uJkksAtoFHA.2580@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> ShellAbout
>
>
> Displays a ShellAbout dialog box.
>
> int ShellAbout (
> HWND hWnd,
> LPCTSTR szApp,
> LPCTSTR szOtherStuff,
> HICON hIcon
> );
> Parameters
> hWnd
> [in] Window handle to a parent window. This parameter can be NULL.
> szApp
> [in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
> displayed in the title bar of the ShellAbout dialog box and on the first
> line of the dialog box after the text "Microsoft". If the text contains a
> separator (#) dividing it into two parts, the function displays the first
> part in the title bar and the second part on the first line after the text
> "Microsoft".
> szOtherStuff
> [in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
> displayed in the dialog box after the version and copyright information.
> hIcon
> [in] Icon that the function displays in the dialog box. If this parameter
> is NULL, the function displays the Microsoft® Windows® or Windows NT®
> icon.
> Return Values
> Returns TRUE if successful, or FALSE otherwise.
>
> Remarks
>
> Note that the ShellAbout function dialog box uses text and a default icon
> that are specific to either Windows or Windows NT.
>
> To see an example of a ShellAbout dialog box, choose About Windows from
> the
> Help menu drop-down list in Windows Explorer.
>
> Windows 95/98/Me: ShellAbout is supported by the Microsoft Layer for
> Unicode. To use this, you must add certain files to your application, as
> outlined in Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Windows 95/98/Me Systems.
>
> Requirements
> Windows NT/2000: Requires Windows NT 3.5 or later.
> Windows 95/98/Me: Requires Windows 95 or later.
> Header: Declared in Shellapi.h.
> Import Library: Shell32.lib.
>
> "Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files" error message when you try to
> open
> the "What's new" file in Quicken on a Windows XP-based computer
> Article ID : 870883
> Last Review : July 21, 2004
> Revision : 1.0
>
> Important This article contains information about modifying the registry.
> Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that
> you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For
> information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click
> the
> following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
> Base:
> 256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
> On this page
> SYMPTOMS
> CAUSE
> WORKAROUND
> MORE INFORMATION
>
> SYMPTOMS
> After you install Quicken 2003 Premier Home and Business or Quicken 2004
> Premier Home and Business from Intuit Incorporated on a Microsoft Windows
> XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to the
> following:
> Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files
> This symptom occurs when you try to open the "What's new in Quicken 2003
> Premier Home and Business" file or the "What's new in Quicken 2004 Premier
> Home and Business" file on the Start menu.
> CAUSE
> This problem occurs because WordPad does not start as expected. WordPad
> does
> not start because it is not converting the Microsoft Word document to Rich
> Text Format.
> WORKAROUND
> Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
> problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.
> Microsoft
> cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using
> Registry
> Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
>
> To work around this problem, edit the registry and add the
> EnableLegacyConverters entry with a DWORD value of 1. To do this, follow
> these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
> 2. Locate the following registry subkey:
>
> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Wordpad
> 3. Right-click Wordpad, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
> 4. Type EnableLegacyConverters, and then press ENTER to name the new
> entry.
> 5. Right-click EnableLegacyConverters, and then click Modify.
> 6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
> 7. Quit Registry Editor.
>
> MORE INFORMATION
> The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by
> companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty,
> implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these
> products.
>
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> APPLIES TO
> • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
> • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
> • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
> • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
>
>
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> "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
> news:iPrMe.105139$5N3.97279@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>> Okay, on my Win2K system, the version of WordPad I have there has, as one
>> of
>> its Save As choices, Word for Windows 6.0. On my Windows XP Pro system,
>> it
>> doesn't have this option. I really wanted it, so I copied the file from
>> the
>> Win2K system into a different place in Program Files with a different
>> name
>> so I could compare the two.
>>
>> BUT ...
>>
>> On Win2K, original WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
>> 5.0
>> Build 2195 SP4
>> On WinXP, native WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
>> 5.1
>> Build 2600 SP2
>>
>> So far, so good. But when I run the Windows 2K program in Windows XP
>> Pro,
>> I
>> get Version 5.1 Build 2600 SP2 -- the same info as the native WordPad!
>> And
>> the Save As type list includes Word for Windows 6.0 which the native
>> WordPad
>> does not! In the Win2K WordPad run in Windows XP, I get exactly the same
>> Help | About screen as I get with the native (WinXP) WordPad run in
>> Windows
>> XP -- not just the same numbers but the same layout down to the last
>> pixel.
>>
>> Huh?
>>
>> Norm
>>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 2:48:49 AM

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Wordpad won't touch Word 6 as Word 6 files have security holes. There is a registry setting saying it's ok to READ them if you insist.

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"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message news:p jGMe.623137$cg1.171048@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> David
>
> I saw it but it doesn't seem to be our problem -- at least not yet. I
> wanted to get Word for Windows 6.0 documents out of WordPad. But I'm going
> to file the whole message in case it does come up.
>
> Thanks
> Norm
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:uA9VafyoFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> There is two things in my post, keep reading.
>
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> =================================================
> "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
> news:w5GMe.623074$cg1.606204@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>> Yeah, I had strongly suspected that the program wasn't displaying the
>> about-screen itself but was using some DLL to do it -- I just didn't know
>> which one.
>>
>> Thanks much for the info.
>>
>> Norm
>>
>> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
>> news:uJkksAtoFHA.2580@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> ShellAbout
>>
>>
>> Displays a ShellAbout dialog box.
>>
>> int ShellAbout (
>> HWND hWnd,
>> LPCTSTR szApp,
>> LPCTSTR szOtherStuff,
>> HICON hIcon
>> );
>> Parameters
>> hWnd
>> [in] Window handle to a parent window. This parameter can be NULL.
>> szApp
>> [in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
>> displayed in the title bar of the ShellAbout dialog box and on the first
>> line of the dialog box after the text "Microsoft". If the text contains a
>> separator (#) dividing it into two parts, the function displays the first
>> part in the title bar and the second part on the first line after the text
>> "Microsoft".
>> szOtherStuff
>> [in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
>> displayed in the dialog box after the version and copyright information.
>> hIcon
>> [in] Icon that the function displays in the dialog box. If this parameter
>> is NULL, the function displays the Microsoft® Windows® or Windows NT®
>> icon.
>> Return Values
>> Returns TRUE if successful, or FALSE otherwise.
>>
>> Remarks
>>
>> Note that the ShellAbout function dialog box uses text and a default icon
>> that are specific to either Windows or Windows NT.
>>
>> To see an example of a ShellAbout dialog box, choose About Windows from
>> the
>> Help menu drop-down list in Windows Explorer.
>>
>> Windows 95/98/Me: ShellAbout is supported by the Microsoft Layer for
>> Unicode. To use this, you must add certain files to your application, as
>> outlined in Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Windows 95/98/Me Systems.
>>
>> Requirements
>> Windows NT/2000: Requires Windows NT 3.5 or later.
>> Windows 95/98/Me: Requires Windows 95 or later.
>> Header: Declared in Shellapi.h.
>> Import Library: Shell32.lib.
>>
>> "Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files" error message when you try to
>> open
>> the "What's new" file in Quicken on a Windows XP-based computer
>> Article ID : 870883
>> Last Review : July 21, 2004
>> Revision : 1.0
>>
>> Important This article contains information about modifying the registry.
>> Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that
>> you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For
>> information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click
>> the
>> following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
>> Base:
>> 256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
>> On this page
>> SYMPTOMS
>> CAUSE
>> WORKAROUND
>> MORE INFORMATION
>>
>> SYMPTOMS
>> After you install Quicken 2003 Premier Home and Business or Quicken 2004
>> Premier Home and Business from Intuit Incorporated on a Microsoft Windows
>> XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to the
>> following:
>> Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files
>> This symptom occurs when you try to open the "What's new in Quicken 2003
>> Premier Home and Business" file or the "What's new in Quicken 2004 Premier
>> Home and Business" file on the Start menu.
>> CAUSE
>> This problem occurs because WordPad does not start as expected. WordPad
>> does
>> not start because it is not converting the Microsoft Word document to Rich
>> Text Format.
>> WORKAROUND
>> Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
>> problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.
>> Microsoft
>> cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using
>> Registry
>> Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
>>
>> To work around this problem, edit the registry and add the
>> EnableLegacyConverters entry with a DWORD value of 1. To do this, follow
>> these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
>> 2. Locate the following registry subkey:
>>
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Wordpad
>> 3. Right-click Wordpad, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
>> 4. Type EnableLegacyConverters, and then press ENTER to name the new
>> entry.
>> 5. Right-click EnableLegacyConverters, and then click Modify.
>> 6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
>> 7. Quit Registry Editor.
>>
>> MORE INFORMATION
>> The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by
>> companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty,
>> implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these
>> products.
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> APPLIES TO
>> • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
>> • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
>> • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
>> • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
>>
>>
>> --
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
>> =================================================
>> "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
>> news:iPrMe.105139$5N3.97279@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>>> Okay, on my Win2K system, the version of WordPad I have there has, as one
>>> of
>>> its Save As choices, Word for Windows 6.0. On my Windows XP Pro system,
>>> it
>>> doesn't have this option. I really wanted it, so I copied the file from
>>> the
>>> Win2K system into a different place in Program Files with a different
>>> name
>>> so I could compare the two.
>>>
>>> BUT ...
>>>
>>> On Win2K, original WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
>>> 5.0
>>> Build 2195 SP4
>>> On WinXP, native WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
>>> 5.1
>>> Build 2600 SP2
>>>
>>> So far, so good. But when I run the Windows 2K program in Windows XP
>>> Pro,
>>> I
>>> get Version 5.1 Build 2600 SP2 -- the same info as the native WordPad!
>>> And
>>> the Save As type list includes Word for Windows 6.0 which the native
>>> WordPad
>>> does not! In the Win2K WordPad run in Windows XP, I get exactly the same
>>> Help | About screen as I get with the native (WinXP) WordPad run in
>>> Windows
>>> XP -- not just the same numbers but the same layout down to the last
>>> pixel.
>>>
>>> Huh?
>>>
>>> Norm
>>>
>>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 2:48:50 AM

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David,

All I wanted to do what to create a file in WordPad and do a Save As .doc /
Word for Windows 6.0

Norm

"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
news:o 9rxOoyoFHA.3156@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Wordpad won't touch Word 6 as Word 6 files have security holes. There is a
registry setting saying it's ok to READ them if you insist.

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"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
news:p jGMe.623137$cg1.171048@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> David
>
> I saw it but it doesn't seem to be our problem -- at least not yet. I
> wanted to get Word for Windows 6.0 documents out of WordPad. But I'm
> going
> to file the whole message in case it does come up.
>
> Thanks
> Norm
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:uA9VafyoFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> There is two things in my post, keep reading.
>
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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> =================================================
> "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
> news:w5GMe.623074$cg1.606204@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>> Yeah, I had strongly suspected that the program wasn't displaying the
>> about-screen itself but was using some DLL to do it -- I just didn't know
>> which one.
>>
>> Thanks much for the info.
>>
>> Norm
>>
>> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
>> news:uJkksAtoFHA.2580@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> ShellAbout
>>
>>
>> Displays a ShellAbout dialog box.
>>
>> int ShellAbout (
>> HWND hWnd,
>> LPCTSTR szApp,
>> LPCTSTR szOtherStuff,
>> HICON hIcon
>> );
>> Parameters
>> hWnd
>> [in] Window handle to a parent window. This parameter can be NULL.
>> szApp
>> [in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
>> displayed in the title bar of the ShellAbout dialog box and on the first
>> line of the dialog box after the text "Microsoft". If the text contains a
>> separator (#) dividing it into two parts, the function displays the first
>> part in the title bar and the second part on the first line after the
>> text
>> "Microsoft".
>> szOtherStuff
>> [in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
>> displayed in the dialog box after the version and copyright information.
>> hIcon
>> [in] Icon that the function displays in the dialog box. If this
>> parameter
>> is NULL, the function displays the Microsoft® Windows® or Windows NT®
>> icon.
>> Return Values
>> Returns TRUE if successful, or FALSE otherwise.
>>
>> Remarks
>>
>> Note that the ShellAbout function dialog box uses text and a default icon
>> that are specific to either Windows or Windows NT.
>>
>> To see an example of a ShellAbout dialog box, choose About Windows from
>> the
>> Help menu drop-down list in Windows Explorer.
>>
>> Windows 95/98/Me: ShellAbout is supported by the Microsoft Layer for
>> Unicode. To use this, you must add certain files to your application, as
>> outlined in Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Windows 95/98/Me Systems.
>>
>> Requirements
>> Windows NT/2000: Requires Windows NT 3.5 or later.
>> Windows 95/98/Me: Requires Windows 95 or later.
>> Header: Declared in Shellapi.h.
>> Import Library: Shell32.lib.
>>
>> "Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files" error message when you try to
>> open
>> the "What's new" file in Quicken on a Windows XP-based computer
>> Article ID : 870883
>> Last Review : July 21, 2004
>> Revision : 1.0
>>
>> Important This article contains information about modifying the registry.
>> Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure
>> that
>> you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For
>> information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click
>> the
>> following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
>> Base:
>> 256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
>> On this page
>> SYMPTOMS
>> CAUSE
>> WORKAROUND
>> MORE INFORMATION
>>
>> SYMPTOMS
>> After you install Quicken 2003 Premier Home and Business or Quicken 2004
>> Premier Home and Business from Intuit Incorporated on a Microsoft Windows
>> XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to
>> the
>> following:
>> Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files
>> This symptom occurs when you try to open the "What's new in Quicken 2003
>> Premier Home and Business" file or the "What's new in Quicken 2004
>> Premier
>> Home and Business" file on the Start menu.
>> CAUSE
>> This problem occurs because WordPad does not start as expected. WordPad
>> does
>> not start because it is not converting the Microsoft Word document to
>> Rich
>> Text Format.
>> WORKAROUND
>> Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
>> problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.
>> Microsoft
>> cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using
>> Registry
>> Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
>>
>> To work around this problem, edit the registry and add the
>> EnableLegacyConverters entry with a DWORD value of 1. To do this, follow
>> these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
>> 2. Locate the following registry subkey:
>>
>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Wordpad
>> 3. Right-click Wordpad, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
>> 4. Type EnableLegacyConverters, and then press ENTER to name the new
>> entry.
>> 5. Right-click EnableLegacyConverters, and then click Modify.
>> 6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
>> 7. Quit Registry Editor.
>>
>> MORE INFORMATION
>> The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by
>> companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty,
>> implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these
>> products.
>>
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> APPLIES TO
>> • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
>> • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
>> • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
>> • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
>>
>>
>> --
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
>> =================================================
>> "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
>> news:iPrMe.105139$5N3.97279@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>>> Okay, on my Win2K system, the version of WordPad I have there has, as
>>> one
>>> of
>>> its Save As choices, Word for Windows 6.0. On my Windows XP Pro system,
>>> it
>>> doesn't have this option. I really wanted it, so I copied the file from
>>> the
>>> Win2K system into a different place in Program Files with a different
>>> name
>>> so I could compare the two.
>>>
>>> BUT ...
>>>
>>> On Win2K, original WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
>>> 5.0
>>> Build 2195 SP4
>>> On WinXP, native WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
>>> 5.1
>>> Build 2600 SP2
>>>
>>> So far, so good. But when I run the Windows 2K program in Windows XP
>>> Pro,
>>> I
>>> get Version 5.1 Build 2600 SP2 -- the same info as the native WordPad!
>>> And
>>> the Save As type list includes Word for Windows 6.0 which the native
>>> WordPad
>>> does not! In the Win2K WordPad run in Windows XP, I get exactly the same
>>> Help | About screen as I get with the native (WinXP) WordPad run in
>>> Windows
>>> XP -- not just the same numbers but the same layout down to the last
>>> pixel.
>>>
>>> Huh?
>>>
>>> Norm
>>>
>>
>
Anonymous
August 18, 2005 3:54:47 AM

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Well it's designed to not let you.

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"Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message news:cBGMe.623216$cg1.398071@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
> David,
>
> All I wanted to do what to create a file in WordPad and do a Save As ..doc /
> Word for Windows 6.0
>
> Norm
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:o 9rxOoyoFHA.3156@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Wordpad won't touch Word 6 as Word 6 files have security holes. There is a
> registry setting saying it's ok to READ them if you insist.
>
> --
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
> =================================================
> "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
> news:p jGMe.623137$cg1.171048@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>> David
>>
>> I saw it but it doesn't seem to be our problem -- at least not yet. I
>> wanted to get Word for Windows 6.0 documents out of WordPad. But I'm
>> going
>> to file the whole message in case it does come up.
>>
>> Thanks
>> Norm
>>
>> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
>> news:uA9VafyoFHA.1204@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> There is two things in my post, keep reading.
>>
>> --
>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
>> =================================================
>> "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
>> news:w5GMe.623074$cg1.606204@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>>> Yeah, I had strongly suspected that the program wasn't displaying the
>>> about-screen itself but was using some DLL to do it -- I just didn't know
>>> which one.
>>>
>>> Thanks much for the info.
>>>
>>> Norm
>>>
>>> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
>>> news:uJkksAtoFHA.2580@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> ShellAbout
>>>
>>>
>>> Displays a ShellAbout dialog box.
>>>
>>> int ShellAbout (
>>> HWND hWnd,
>>> LPCTSTR szApp,
>>> LPCTSTR szOtherStuff,
>>> HICON hIcon
>>> );
>>> Parameters
>>> hWnd
>>> [in] Window handle to a parent window. This parameter can be NULL.
>>> szApp
>>> [in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
>>> displayed in the title bar of the ShellAbout dialog box and on the first
>>> line of the dialog box after the text "Microsoft". If the text contains a
>>> separator (#) dividing it into two parts, the function displays the first
>>> part in the title bar and the second part on the first line after the
>>> text
>>> "Microsoft".
>>> szOtherStuff
>>> [in] Pointer to a null-terminated string containing text that will be
>>> displayed in the dialog box after the version and copyright information.
>>> hIcon
>>> [in] Icon that the function displays in the dialog box. If this
>>> parameter
>>> is NULL, the function displays the Microsoft® Windows® or Windows NT®
>>> icon.
>>> Return Values
>>> Returns TRUE if successful, or FALSE otherwise.
>>>
>>> Remarks
>>>
>>> Note that the ShellAbout function dialog box uses text and a default icon
>>> that are specific to either Windows or Windows NT.
>>>
>>> To see an example of a ShellAbout dialog box, choose About Windows from
>>> the
>>> Help menu drop-down list in Windows Explorer.
>>>
>>> Windows 95/98/Me: ShellAbout is supported by the Microsoft Layer for
>>> Unicode. To use this, you must add certain files to your application, as
>>> outlined in Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Windows 95/98/Me Systems.
>>>
>>> Requirements
>>> Windows NT/2000: Requires Windows NT 3.5 or later.
>>> Windows 95/98/Me: Requires Windows 95 or later.
>>> Header: Declared in Shellapi.h.
>>> Import Library: Shell32.lib.
>>>
>>> "Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files" error message when you try to
>>> open
>>> the "What's new" file in Quicken on a Windows XP-based computer
>>> Article ID : 870883
>>> Last Review : July 21, 2004
>>> Revision : 1.0
>>>
>>> Important This article contains information about modifying the registry.
>>> Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure
>>> that
>>> you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For
>>> information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click
>>> the
>>> following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge
>>> Base:
>>> 256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
>>> On this page
>>> SYMPTOMS
>>> CAUSE
>>> WORKAROUND
>>> MORE INFORMATION
>>>
>>> SYMPTOMS
>>> After you install Quicken 2003 Premier Home and Business or Quicken 2004
>>> Premier Home and Business from Intuit Incorporated on a Microsoft Windows
>>> XP-based computer, you may receive an error message that is similar to
>>> the
>>> following:
>>> Cannot load Word for Windows 6.0 files
>>> This symptom occurs when you try to open the "What's new in Quicken 2003
>>> Premier Home and Business" file or the "What's new in Quicken 2004
>>> Premier
>>> Home and Business" file on the Start menu.
>>> CAUSE
>>> This problem occurs because WordPad does not start as expected. WordPad
>>> does
>>> not start because it is not converting the Microsoft Word document to
>>> Rich
>>> Text Format.
>>> WORKAROUND
>>> Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
>>> problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system.
>>> Microsoft
>>> cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using
>>> Registry
>>> Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
>>>
>>> To work around this problem, edit the registry and add the
>>> EnableLegacyConverters entry with a DWORD value of 1. To do this, follow
>>> these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
>>> 2. Locate the following registry subkey:
>>>
>>> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Wordpad
>>> 3. Right-click Wordpad, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
>>> 4. Type EnableLegacyConverters, and then press ENTER to name the new
>>> entry.
>>> 5. Right-click EnableLegacyConverters, and then click Modify.
>>> 6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
>>> 7. Quit Registry Editor.
>>>
>>> MORE INFORMATION
>>> The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by
>>> companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty,
>>> implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these
>>> products.
>>>
>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>
>>> APPLIES TO
>>> • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
>>> • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
>>> • Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition
>>> • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> http://webdiary.smh.com.au/archives/_comment/001075.htm...
>>> =================================================
>>> "Norm Dresner" <ndrez@att.net> wrote in message
>>> news:iPrMe.105139$5N3.97279@bgtnsc05-news.ops.worldnet.att.net...
>>>> Okay, on my Win2K system, the version of WordPad I have there has, as
>>>> one
>>>> of
>>>> its Save As choices, Word for Windows 6.0. On my Windows XP Pro system,
>>>> it
>>>> doesn't have this option. I really wanted it, so I copied the file from
>>>> the
>>>> Win2K system into a different place in Program Files with a different
>>>> name
>>>> so I could compare the two.
>>>>
>>>> BUT ...
>>>>
>>>> On Win2K, original WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
>>>> 5.0
>>>> Build 2195 SP4
>>>> On WinXP, native WordPad in Help | About identifies itself as Version
>>>> 5.1
>>>> Build 2600 SP2
>>>>
>>>> So far, so good. But when I run the Windows 2K program in Windows XP
>>>> Pro,
>>>> I
>>>> get Version 5.1 Build 2600 SP2 -- the same info as the native WordPad!
>>>> And
>>>> the Save As type list includes Word for Windows 6.0 which the native
>>>> WordPad
>>>> does not! In the Win2K WordPad run in Windows XP, I get exactly the same
>>>> Help | About screen as I get with the native (WinXP) WordPad run in
>>>> Windows
>>>> XP -- not just the same numbers but the same layout down to the last
>>>> pixel.
>>>>
>>>> Huh?
>>>>
>>>> Norm
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
!