Microsoft KB Archive/174477

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Works 95: Word Converter Patch for Works 95 Available on MSL

PSS ID Number: Q174477 Article last modified on 06-21-1999




The information in this article applies to:

  • == Microsoft Works for Windows, versions 4.0, 4.0a, 4.5, 4.5a ==


If you have installed Microsoft Office 97, Service Release 1 and you try to save a Microsoft Works Word Processor document in Word 6.0/95 format, you may receive the following error message:

There was a problem converting the document

After clicking OK, you will see:

Cannot save the document C:<filename>.doc. Choose the Save As command again and specify a different name or location for your document.

After clicking OK, the file is saved and you can open it in Word.


Converting a Works document to Word 6.0/95 may result in this error message. To correct this problem, download the Word Converter patch. The Word Converter patch will copy the appropriate converter into the correct location.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Software Library:

Wordconv.exe (

Release Date: Oct-07-1997

For more information about downloading files from the Microsoft Software Library, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

Additional query words: 4.00 4.00a 4.50 4.50a softlib

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