Microsoft KB Archive/107890
Lotus 1-2-3 Converter Limitations in Word 6.0 for Windows
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, version 6.0
This article provides information about limitations when opening Lotus 1-2-3 version 2.x and 3.x spreadsheet files into Word 6.0 for Windows.
Features that are converted completely are not listed. Only features that are not converted or require some comment are included.
Note: An updated Lotus 1-2-3 converter that adds support for Lotus 1-2-3 version 4.x is now available separately. For additional information, please see the following article(s) in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Q124871 Lotus 1-2-3 Converter Update Available for WinWord 6.0
Lotus 1-2-3 Feature Comments ----------- -------- Formatting: Font All Lotus 1-2-3 data is formatted as 10-point Courier font. Numeric formatting Lotus 1-2-3 tries to fit numbers in General format into the current column width. When converted, these numbers are brought in at their full precision. Therefore, you may see more decimal places in Word 6.0 than you did in your worksheet. Worksheet Size: Less than 32 columns A table is created in Word 6.0. More than 32 columns The worksheet is represented in Word 6.0 as or wider than 22 inches tab-delimited text. Other: Ranges The converter displays a dialog box asking you to choose from a list of range names. Type in a Lotus 1-2-3 range (for example, b2..g43), choose an existing range name (for example, my_data), or press ENTER to convert the entire worksheet. Note that three-dimensional range names are supported correctly, but explicit 3-D range definitions (for example, a:a1..c:c5) are not supported. Password If the worksheet is password protected, you will be asked to enter the password. Note that you may have to reenter the password when beginning a print merge operation. Password- protected files created in Lotus 1-2-3 version 3.x cannot be converted. Empty files Empty worksheets are imported into Word 6.0 as a single empty cell.
The Lotus 1-2-3 converter functions in one direction only. Data can be brought into Word 6.0 from Lotus 1-2-3 files but not saved in Lotus 1-2-3 format.
The information above is extracted from the SCNVINFO.DOC file supplied with the Word 6.0 for Windows Supplemental File Conversions Disks.
For information on limitations and options when converting to and from file formats for which converters are supplied with Word, double-click the Help button on the Standard toolbar in Word, and then type readme. Press ENTER twice, click File Conversion, and view the relevant Conversion Limitations topic.
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000