Microsoft KB Archive/105902

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DOSWord: Text File Format Changes to Word Document Format


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for MS-DOS, version 6.0


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Q248810 Word MS-DOS Help File Available: KB Articles About Word for MS-DOS

If you cut and then paste a column selection in a document you opened in Text Only file format, Word for MS-DOS changes the file format from Text Only to Word Document in the File Save As dialog box. Previous versions of Word do not change the file format from Text Only after you cut and paste a column selection.


We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.


Cutting and pasting in a text file should not change the file format. The only time Word should change the file format is if you apply document formatting, such as margins, font changes, or footnotes, that cannot be saved in Text Only file format.


"Using Microsoft Word," version 6.0, pages 234-235, 240

Additional query words: 6.00 conv wdother

Keywords : kbinterop kbconversion kbformat
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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