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Microsoft KB Archive/107675

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PSS ID Number: 107675

Article Last Modified on 5/6/2003



The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word 98 Macintosh Edition
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0a
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0a-CD
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0b
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0c
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0a
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 95 7.0
  • Microsoft Word for Windows 95 7.0a
  • Microsoft Word for Windows NT 6.0
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh 5.0
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh 5.1
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh 5.1a
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh 6.0
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh 6.0.1
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh 6.0.1a



This article was previously published under Q107675


SUMMARY

This article describes how to convert between Ami Pro for Windows versions 2.x and 3.x and Microsoft Word.

An Ami Pro converter is not supplied with Word. However, supplemental 16 and 32-bit Ami Pro 3.x for Windows converters are available. These converters allow Word to read and write Ami Pro 3.0, 3.01, and 3.1 formats

For Word 6.x and 7.x for Windows, you need to obtain the "Ami Pro 3.0 Converter".

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

212265 WD: Additional Text Converters and Image Filters Available in Microsoft Office Converter Pack


WORKAROUND

Converting Ami Pro 3.x to and from Word

Ami Pro 3.1 for Windows does include a Word 6.0 for Windows converter which can be used to open and save Word 6.0 documents. However, Ami Pro versions 3.0 and 3.01 do not.

Ami Pro versions 3.0, 3.01, and 3.1 for Windows, Ami Pro 3.0 for OS/2, and Ami Pro 3.0 for UNIX support import and export of the following formats:

Word for Windows 2.0
Word for MS-DOS 5.x
Rich Text Format (RTF)


Each of these formats can be written and read by the Word products on the Windows and Macintosh platforms mentioned at the beginning of this article.

To save an Ami Pro 3.0 or 3.01 file as one of these formats, follow these steps:

  1. On the File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the List Files Of Type list, select Microsoft Word, Word for Windows 2.0, or Rich Text Format.


NOTE: Word for Windows 2.0 is the most appropriate format option for conversion to Word 2.x or 6.0 for Windows.

  1. Enter a path and file name and click OK.

To open a Word document in Ami Pro 3.x, follow these steps:

  1. Save your Word document as Word for Windows 2.0, Word for MS-DOS 5.x, or RTF format.


NOTE: Word for Windows 2.0 is the most appropriate format option for conversion from Word 2.x or 6.0 for Windows. However, Ami Pro may fail to recognize a document that has been saved from Word 6.x or 7.0 in Word 2.0 format. If so, use Word for MS-DOS or RTF format as an alternative interim format.

  1. In Ami Pro, click Open on the File menu.
  2. In the File Type list, click Microsoft Word, Word for Windows, or Rich Text Format.
  3. Specify the path and name of the file you want to convert and click OK.

Ami Pro 2.x to and from Word

Ami Pro versions 2.x for Windows support import and export of Word 1.0 for Windows, Word for MS-DOS 5.x, and Rich Text Format (RTF) formats. Each of these formats can be written and read can by all Word products.

Saving an Ami Pro 2.x File in Another Format:

To save an Ami Pro 2.x file as one of these formats, follow these steps:

  1. On the Ami Pro File menu, click Save As.
  2. In the File Type list, click Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format.
  3. Enter a path and file name and click OK.

Opening a Word File into Ami Pro 2.x:

To open a Word file into Ami Pro 2.x, follow these steps:

  1. Save your Word document as Word for Windows 1.0, Word for MS-DOS 5.x, or RTF format.


NOTE: Word 7.0 and later no longer supports export to Word for Windows 1.0 format. Word 7.0 users should use either Word for MS-DOS 5.x or RTF format as an alternative.

  1. In Ami Pro, click Open on the File menu.
  2. In the File Type list, click Microsoft Word, Word for Windows, or Rich Text Format.
  3. Specify the path and name of the file you want to convert and click OK.

Third-party Conversion Solutions

A number of conversion products and conversion bureaus support conversion between Ami Pro formats, Word formats, and other formats that Word can both read and write. For more information about theses options, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

174813 WD: Third-Party Conversion Solutions


MORE INFORMATION

  • In the File Type or List Files of Type list in each version of Ami Pro, the "Microsoft Word" option stands for Word for MS-DOS file format, not Word for Windows format.
  • If the file type you want (for example, Word for Windows 2.0) doesn't appear on the list, that converter is not installed. If you do not have the appropriate converter or if you need help installing it, call Lotus Word Processing Division technical support at (404) 399-5505.
  • You must select the appropriate file format from the Ami Pro 2.x File Type or Ami Pro 3.x Select File Of Type list before specifying the file name of a document you want to import. If you do not, Ami Pro will assume you want to open a native Ami Pro .SAM document and will return an error message and fail to convert your Word or RTF document.
  • According to Lotus technical support, an update of the Word for Windows 2.0 converter that also ships with Ami Pro version 3.1 is now available for all Ami Pro 3.x users in the Lotus forum on CompuServe. To access the converter and associated readme file providing update notes and installation instructions:

    1. At the CompuServe ! prompt, type GO LOTUS.
    2. Download files Filt31.exe and Ap9608.txt from Ami Pro Technotes Library #3.
    The updated Word for Windows 2.0 converter Wword20.flt available in Filt31.exe now provides support for "Quick Import." Quick Import allows you to type in the name of a document without specifying the file type as stated in the note above. Ami Pro auto-detects the filter needed. Additional information on Quick Import is provided in the Ami Pro 3.x user's guide on pages 360 and 361.
  • Ami Pro may import or export one format more accurately than another. You may want to experiment with the various interchange formats referenced above to determine which format provides the best conversion fidelity for the document formatting elements most important to you.

According to the Ami Pro 3.0 user's guide, the following are limitations of the Word for Windows 2.0, Word for MS-DOS, and RTF Import and Export Filters. These limitations may change as Lotus updates these converters.

Format               Word for Windows   Word for MS-DOS   Rich TextFormat
                      Import   Export    Import   Export   Import   Export
------                ------   ------    ------   ------   ------   ------
Alignment:
   Center             Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Justify            Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Left               Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Right              Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes

Capitalization:
   Initial Caps       No       Yes       No       No       No       No
   Lowercase          No       Yes       No       No       No       No
   Small Caps         Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Uppercase          Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes

Date                  Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes

Fonts                 Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes

Footnotes:
   Footnote Options   No       No        No       No       No       No
   Footnote Text      Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes

Frames (Text)         No       No        No       No       No       No

Graphics              Yes      No        Yes      No       Yes      No

Header/Footer:
   Floating           No       Yes       Yes      No       Yes      Yes

   Initial            Yes      Yes       No       Yes      Yes      Yes

   Others             Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      No       No

Indentation           Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes

Line Spacing          Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes

Page Format:

   Page Breaks        Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Column Breaks      Yes      Yes       No       No       Yes      Yes
   Page Layouts       Yes      Yes       No       No       Yes      Yes
   Tab Rulers         Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Tabs               Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes

Page Numbering:

   Basic              Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Full               No       No        Yes      No       Yes      Yes

Special Characters:

   Bullets in Text    No       No        No       No       No       No
   Int'l Characters   Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Nonbreaking
   Space              Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes

Styles                Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes

Tables:

   Cell Attributes    No       No        No       No       Yes      No
   Column Width       No       Yes       No       No       Yes      Yes
   Row Height         No       No        No       No       No       No
   Table Attributes   No       No        No       No       Yes      No
   Table Creation     No       No        No       No       Yes      Yes
   Table Text         No       Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes

Text Attributes:

   Bold               Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Double Underline   Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Italic             Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Overstrike         Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Protected          No       No        Yes      Yes      No       No
   Strikethrough      Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Super/Subscript    Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Underline          Yes      Yes       Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
   Word Underline     No       No        Yes      Yes      Yes      Yes
                

For more information about converting from Lotus WordPro to Word, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

139792 How to Convert Between Lotus Word Pro 96 and Word


Support for Ami Pro and WordPro and its import/export file conversion filters is the sole responsibility of Lotus Corporation. For support with Ami Pro or WordPro, contact Lotus technical support at the following address:

Phone: (900) 55-LOTUS
Web: http://www.lotus.com


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

The third-party contact information included in this article is provided to help you find the technical support you need. This contact information is subject to change without notice. Microsoft in no way guarantees the accuracy of this third-party contact information.


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