Microsoft KB Archive/107233

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ID: Q107233

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0


Word 2.0 for Windows issues the following error messages (in the following order) if you copy only the Word 6.0 for Windows converter (MSWORD6.CNV) to the Word 2.0 program directory and then try to open a Word 6.0 for Windows file:

Cannot find COMPOBJ.DLL

Cannot find STORAGE.DLL

Cannot find OLE2.DLL

Word cannot start the converter MSWORD6.CNV.

Note: The Word 6.0 for Windows converter allows Word version 2.0 for Windows, PowerPoint for Windows, Publisher for Windows, and Works for Windows to read Word 6.0 for Windows files.


Word 6.0 for Windows uses object linking and embedding (OLE) 2.0 for file storage, so several OLE 2.0 files are required for the converter to read Word 6.0 for Windows files. These OLE files are supplied with Word 6.0 for Windows and the Word 6.0 Converter Kit.

Even though these OLE 2.0 files are supplied with the converter, they are not guaranteed to work under Windows 3.0. The converter will not run under Windows 3.0. You must have Windows 3.1.


If you don't have Word 6.0 for Windows, order the Word 6.0 Converter Kit. It will automatically install all the necessary files during setup.

If you do have Word 6.0 for Windows, install Word 6.0 for Windows and the Word 6.0 text converter. The Word 6.0 converter and the OLE 2.0 files will be installed.

Before using the Word 6.0 converter in Word 2.0 for Window, first load share with the following parameters. Once you add the following statement to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, exit any running applications, and restart the system.

share.exe /L:500 /F:5100

SHARE is necessary for use of the Word 6.0 for Windows converter under Windows version 3.1 because Word 6.0 uses the SHARE.EXE program for object linking and embedding (OLE) version 2.0 operations, and the Word 6.0 converter must interpret OLE 2.0 information when converting to and from Word 6.0 file format.


You can find MSWRD6.EXE, a self-extracting file, on the following services:

  • Microsoft's World Wide Web Site on the Internet On the home page, click the Support icon. Click Help Files, Service Packs & Other Files, and select the product.

Enter MSWRD6.EXE in the Find File text box, and click Find File. Click to download the file.

  • Internet (anonymous FTP)

Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder.

For additional information about downloading, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

  • If you are unable to access the source(s) listed above, you can have this converter mailed to you by calling the Microsoft Sales Information Center at (800) 426-9400 and requesting the Microsoft Word 6.0 Converter for Word 2.0 Users. Be sure to specify the disk size required. If you are outside the United States, contact the Microsoft subsidiary for your area. To locate your subsidiary, see the Microsoft World Wide Offices Web site at:


For more information about the Word 6.0 for Windows converter, query on the following words in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Word and 6.0 and Converter and Kit

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbconversion
Version : WINDOWS:2.0,2.0a,2.0a-CD,2.0b,2.0c,6.0
Platform : WINDOWS
Issue type :

Last Reviewed: February 29, 2000
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