Microsoft KB Archive/108250

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WD: Msword6.cnv Is a Read-Only File Converter


The information in this article applies to:

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


Word 2.0 for Windows, Publisher 2.0 for Windows, and Works for Windows can use the Word 6.0 for Windows/Macintosh converter to read Word 6.0 for Windows documents. However, these programs cannot use the converter to save files in Word 6.0 format. If you attempt to save as Word 6.0 format, you receive an error message similar to the following:

Word is unable to save Word for Windows 6.0 files. The converter for this format is only capable of opening files.


If you want to provide a Word 2.0, Publisher 2.0, or Works for Windows document to a Word 6.0 for Windows user, save the file in your program's default format, and provide that file to the Word 6.0 user. That user can then open the document in Word 6.0, provided he or she has the appropriate file converter installed.


For more information about the Msword6 converter, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q110680 WinWord 6.0 Converter Enhancements in Word 6.0a for Windows

Q132431 How to Convert Asian Word Documents in Word

Q108913 How to Install MSWORD6.CNV for Use with WinWord 2.0

Q108008 Invalid "Word for Macintosh 6.0" File Type in WinWord 6.0

Q107758 MSWORD6.CNV Setup Proposes Incorrect Directory Location

Q106257 WinWord 6.0 Text Converter Locations and Their .INI Entries

Q96119 History of WinWord File Converters Categorized by Word Release

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Keywords : kbinterop kbdta winword word6
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbWordSearch kbWordWSearch

Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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