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How to Convert WordPerfect 6.x Documents to Word

Q107232



The information in this article applies to:


  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 5.0, 5.1, 5.1a, 6.0
  • Microsoft Word for MS-DOS, versions 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.0.1





SUMMARY

A WordPerfect 6.x for Windows import text converter is available for Word 6.x for Windows users. This converter, which is supplied on the Supplemental WordPerfect Conversions Kit disk, reads WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS and Windows files, and WordPerfect 6.1 for Windows files.

Currently, Word 6.x is not able to save files into the WordPerfect 6.x file format. For additional information about the Supplemental WordPerfect Conversions Kit, please see the following article(s) in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q126176 Word 6.0 WordPerfect Conversion Kit Available



WORKAROUND

Word 6.0 for the Macintosh users can open WordPerfect 6.x files by using one of the following methods.

Method 1:

While in WordPerfect 6.x, save the documents in the WordPerfect 5.1/5.2 format. Then use the WordPerfect 5.x converter supplied with Word 6.0 for Macintosh to import these documents. To save a WordPerfect 6.0 document in WordPerfect 5.1 format, complete the following steps:



  1. From the File menu, choose Save As
  2. Specify a new file name
  3. In the Format field, choose the WordPerfect 5.1/5.2 option.
  4. Choose OK to save the file

NOTE: WordPerfect 5.1 and 5.2 share the same file format.

For information on how formatting is retained when saving from WordPerfect 6.x as WordPerfect 5.1/5.2 format, see the WP5X.DOC readme text file in your WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS program directory or the README.CNV text file in your WordPerfect 6.x for Windows program directory.

Method 2:

To convert multiple WordPerfect 6.0 documents, WordPerfect users can order ConvertPerfect 2.0 for DOS by contacting WordPerfect Fulfill Plus at (800) 321-4566. ConvertPerfect supports batch conversion of WordPerfect 6.0, 6.0a, and 6.1 files to WordPerfect 5.1/5.2 format.


The BatchConversion macro supplied with Word 6.0 for the Macintosh can subsequently be used to batch convert the WordPerfect 5.x files generated by ConvertPerfect into Word format.

For more information on Word's batch conversion macro, double-click the Help icon in Word, type "readme" (without quotation marks) and press Enter twice. Select the Supplied Macros topic and view the Conversion Macros topic.

Method 3:

You can also save your WordPerfect 6.x for DOS or Windows documents in Word for Windows 2.0 or RTF formats and open from either format directly into Word 6.0 for the Macintosh. To save a WordPerfect 6.0 document in Word for Windows 2.0 format, complete the following steps:



  1. From the File menu, choose Save As
  2. Specify a new file name
  3. In the Format field, choose Rich-Text-Format (RTF) option or the most recent Word for Windows 2.0x option available (2.0b in WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS, and 2.0c in WordPerfect 6.0 for Windows)
  4. Choose OK to save the file

Method 4:

WordPerfect 6.x for DOS or Windows users can save documents in the Word 6.0 format. To save a WordPerfect 6.0 document in Word 6.0 format, first obtain the updated WordPerfect export converter and complete the following steps:



  1. From the File menu, choose Save As
  2. Specify a new file name
  3. In the Format field, choose the Word 6.0 option.
  4. Choose OK to save the file

Method 5:

The following third-party conversion products currently support conversion of WordPerfect 6.0, 6.0a, and 6.1 formats to Word formats.



  • "Word for Word - Word for Windows Edition" by MasterSoft Corporation.

    Mastersoft is now owned by Inso. For more information, please contact Inso. For information about how to contact Inso, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    Q65416 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K

  • "Software Bridge" and "Outside/In" by Systems Compatibility Corporation, (312) 329-0700 or (800) 333-1395
  • "MacLink Plus" and "Conversions Plus" by DataViz Corporation, (203) 268-0030
  • "KeyPack" by KeyWord Office Technologies, (403) 250-1770 or (800) 866-6539
  • "WordPort" by Advanced Computer Innovations, (716) 383-1939
  • "W-Link" by the MH-Group, (312) 443-1222

NOTE: Although these products provide a direct conversion avenue, you will likely best retain document appearance and editability by using Methods 1 or 2 above.

Support for the WordPerfect products mentioned above is the sole responsibility of WordPerfect Corporation. For more information, contact WordPerfect at (800) 228-9907.

The products discussed here are manufactured by vendors independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding these products' performance or reliability.

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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