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Microsoft KB Archive/107772

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MSWORD6.CNV Not Supported for Use Under Windows Version 3.0

Q107772



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
  • Microsoft Windows 3.0



SYMPTOM

The Word 6.0 for Windows converter that allows Word 2.0 for Windows to read files created by Word 6.0 will not run under Windows 3.0.


CAUSE

This limitation exists because Word 6.0 uses object linking and embedding (OLE) 2.0 for file storage. Therefore, several OLE 2.0 files are required for the converter to read Word 6.0 files. These OLE files are not guaranteed to work under Windows 3.0.

This does not represent a problem with Word, the Word 6.0 Converter, or OLE 2.0. OLE 2.0 was released after the release of Windows 3.1, and Windows 3.1 is its minimum operating system requirement.



WORKAROUND

If you are running Word 2.0 under Windows 3.0 and you received a document from another user in Word 6.0 format, you must have this document reopened in Word 6.0 and resaved in Word 2.0 format before you can open in on your machine.



MORE INFORMATION

The OLE 2.0 files supplied with and installed in your <windows>\SYSTEM subdirectory (where <windows> is the location of your Windows program directory) by the Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0 Converter Kit (part number 059-150-345) Setup program include the following:

COMPOBJ.DLL

OLE2.DLL
OLE2.REG
OLE2CONV.DLL
OLE2DISP.DLL
OLE2NLS.DLL
OLE2PROX.DLL

STORAGE.DLL

For more information on how to access the Word 6.0 converter for use with Word 2.0, query in the Microsoft Knowledge Base on the following words:

textconv and word6 and obtain and msword6.cnv

Additional query words: textconv conversion converted converts transfer transfers translation translate perfect formats formatting obtaining find finding accessing 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c

Keywords : kbconversion
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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