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Microsoft KB Archive/104949

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Supported Foreign File Formats in WinWord 6.0 / 6.0a / 6.0c

Q104949



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c





SUMMARY

Word versions 6.0, 6.0a, and 6.0c support conversion to and/or from a number of foreign file formats, including word processor, spreadsheet, and database files. Word interprets some foreign formats internally and others through use of external converter files. Word now interprets database formats using Open Database Connectivity (ODBC).

A list of supported formats is included below. Support for file formats listed beneath the heading "CONVERTERS SUPPLIED WITH WORD" is included in your Word package.


  • For information on how to obtain converters supplied independently, see the Knowledge Base article reference included with the converter name below.

CONVERTERS SUPPLIED WITH WORD

                                               Converter      Import/Export
Format                                         Name           Support
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Borland dBASE III, III+, and IV                ODBC           Import only
 
Borland Paradox 3.5 for MS-DOS                 ODBC           Import only

IBM RFT-DCA                                    RFTDCA.CNV     Import/Export

Text Only                                      Internal       Import/Export

MS-DOS Text                                    Internal       Import/Export

Text Only with Line Breaks                     Internal       Export only

MS-DOS Text with Line Breaks                   Internal       Export only

Text with Layout                               TXTWLYT.CNV    Import/Export

MS-DOS Text with Layout                        TXTWLYT.CNV    Import/Export

Microsoft Access 1.0 and 1.1 for Windows       ODBC           Import only

Microsoft Excel 2.x, 3.x, 4.x, and 5.0 for     XLBIFF.CNV     Import only
Windows BIFF

Microsoft FoxPro 2.0, 2.5, and 2.5a for        ODBC           Import only
MS-DOS

Microsoft FoxPro 2.5 and 2.5a for Windows      ODBC           Import only

Microsoft Write 2.1, 3.0, and 3.1 for          WRITWIN.CNV    Import/Export
Windows

Microsoft Word 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, and 5.1a for     Internal       Import only
the Macintosh (Opening)

Microsoft Word 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, and 5.1a for     WORDMAC.CNV    Export only
the Macintosh (Saving as)

Microsoft Word 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, and 6.0 for      WORDDOS.CNV    Import/Export
MS-DOS

Microsoft Word 1.x for Windows (Opening)       Internal       Import only

Microsoft Word 1.x for Windows Templates       Internal       Import only
(Opening / macros not retained)

Microsoft Word 2.x for Windows (Opening)       Internal       Import only

Microsoft Word 2.x for Windows (Saving as)     WORDWIN2.CNV   Export only

Microsoft Word 2.x for Windows Templates       Internal       Import only
(Opening)

WordPerfect 5.0 and 5.1 for MS-DOS             WPFT5.CNV      Import/Export

WordPerfect 5.1 and 5.2 for Windows            WPFT5.CNV      Import/Export

WordPerfect 5.0, 5.1, and 5.2 Secondary        WPFT5.CNV      Import/Export
Merge Files

Microsoft Rich Text Format (RTF)               Internal       Import/Export 

CONVERTERS AVAILABLE INDEPENDENTLY

Converter      Import/Export
Format                                         Name           Support
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Ami Pro 3.0, 3.01, and 3.1 for Windows         AMI_PRO.CNV    Import/Export 

For additional information about how to obtain this converter, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q212265 WD: Additional Text Converters and Image Filters Available in Microsoft Office Converter Pack

Supplemental WordPerfect Conversion Kit        WPFT6.CNV      Import Only 

For additional information about how to obtain this converter, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q126176 WD6x: WordPerfect Conversion Kit Available



MORE INFORMATION

For more information on enhancements made to specific Word 6.0 converters, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

textconv and 6.0 and enhancements and <converter name>

For example, to find information on enhancements made to the WordPerfect 5.0, 5.1, and 5.2 converter, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

textconv and 6.0 and enhancements and wpft5

For information on third-party vendors that support conversion to and/or from foreign file formats not directly supported by Word, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

textconv and third and party and <file format>

NOTE: <file format> is the name of the foreign file format you want to convert.

Word 6.0 also installs a converter (MSWORD6.CNV) that other Microsoft applications (namely, Microsoft Works for Windows, Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows, Microsoft Publisher for Windows) can use to read Word 6.0 documents. These applications share the converters that are installed, by default, in the MSAPPS\TEXTCONV subdirectory of your Windows program directory. Once installed, the converter is automatically available to any of the above applications that you have on your computer. Word 6.0 itself does not use this converter.

Additional query words: textconv geninfo support other format open database connectivity conversion converted converts transfer transfers translation translate dca/rft dca-rft dcarft rftdca rft/dca perfect word-star star multi-mate multi mate 123 summary rtf dot revisable-form revisable form document content architecture dox wps xls mm dbf wk1 mdb amipro available

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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