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WD: Third-Party Conversion Solutions


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 3.0, 3.01, 3.02, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 5.1a, 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.1a
  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 7.0, 7.0a
  • Microsoft Word for Windows NT, version 6.0


The "More Information" section of this article discusses providers of third-party conversion solutions.

The third-party products discussed in this article 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.


Advanced Computer Innovations

Advanced Computer Innovations, Inc. word processing conversion software products, WordPort and R-Doc/X, provide a third party conversion option for several word processing formats.

30 Burncoat Way

Pittsford, NY 14534-2216
Phone: (716) 383-1939

Fax: (716) 383-8428

EchoSoft Corporation

EchoSoft Corporation's A1Free software provides a means for extracting documents from Digital Equipment Corporation's (DEC) ALL-IN-1 proprietary file cabinet. A1Free also supports conversion of DEC WPS Plus (version 3.1 or higher) and DEC/DX documents from DEC's ALL-IN-1 proprietary file cabinet to WordPerfect VMS documents in standard VMS directories on a VAX.

EchoSoft's PC-Porter software enables you to transfer these and other documents, in groups, from the VAX to the PC without losing long VMS filenames.

170 Oakleigh Road

Newton, MA 02158
Phone: (800) 969-3246

Fax: (617) 244-4876

DataViz, Inc.

DataViz Corporation advertises Conversions Plus for Windows as a complete Windows solution that provides file conversions between Macintosh and PC programs, as well as conversions between PC programs. The product allows you to put a high-density Macintosh disk in your PC and copy files to and from that disk, as well as convert files directly on your PC.

MacLink Plus is a translation (converter) library that allows conversion between Word for Windows, Word for MS-DOS, Word for the Macintosh, and a large number of third-party products.

55 Corporate Drive

Trumbell, CT 06611
Phone: (203) 268-0030
Fax: (203) 268-4345


Langel Conversion Services

Langel Conversion Services is a multi-service bureau that provides conversion services specializing in document transfer. Langel offers support for a wide variety of computer formats, dedicated word processors, mainframe, mini, and microcomputers. Langel advertises support for conversion to and/or from Microsoft Word family products.

119 West 57th Street

Suite 1410
New York, New York 10019

(212) 967-1303

MDCS DataTran

MDCS DataTran is a conversion bureau that provides conversion services, specializing in document transfer. MDCS advertises support for a wide variety of computer formats, dedicated word processors, mainframe, miniframe, and microcomputers, including the Microsoft Word family of products.

1213 27th St.

Port Townsend, WA 98368

(360) 379-1701

M/H Group

The M/H Group's W-Link disk-to-disk file conversion program (not to be confused with their similarly named product, "Word-Link") provides word processing document conversion between Wang PC documents and IBM PC word processing formats.

The M/H Group TextCom program provides an IBM PC or compatible with telecommunication capabilities and allows it to convert some word processing document formats to and from Wang systems via the WPS Bisynchronous Protocol.

M/H Group Word-Link disk-to-disk file conversion program (not to be confused with their similarly named product, W-Link) provides disk-to-disk document conversion between IBM PC-based word-processing formats.

M/H Group's "Archive-Link" program provides disk-to-disk document conversions between standard Wang OIS or VS system 5.25-inch Archive Disk Format and IBM PC based word processing formats.

300 West Adams Street

Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: (312) 443-1222

Fax: (312) 443-1377

MicroSystems Engineering Company

MASS-11 conversion solutions.

2500 W Higgins Rd, Suite 950

Hoffman Estates, IL 60195

(708) 261-0111

Muller Media Conversions

Muller Media Conversions, Inc., specializes in providing solutions to corporate document-and-data-transfer problems for many nonstandard formats not supported by the more mainstream file conversion products, such as MasterSoft Corporation's Windows Word for Word.

32 Broadway

Suite 1600
New York, NY 10004
Phone: (212) 344-0474
Fax: (212) 968-0789


National Data Conversion Institute

The National Data Conversion Institute is a file and media conversion bureau that advertises support for conversions between the Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Works, and Microsoft FoxBASE families and over 3500 different computer systems including word processors, minicomputers, microcomputers, and mainframes with a typical turnaround of 24-48 hours from receipt of the source media.

5 East 16th Street

New York, NY 10003

Phone: (212) 463-7511

PIVAR Computing Services, Inc.

PIVAR Computing Services, Inc. is a file and media conversion bureau that advertises support for conversion between Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format (RTF) and over 600 other software package formats. In total, PIVAR advertises conversion support for over 5000 conversion formats to and from magnetic tapes, minicomputers, microcomputers, word processors, typesetters, tape cartridges, CD-ROM, and other software packages.

165 Arlington Heights Road

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 459-6010 or (800) CONVERT
Fax: (847) 459-6095


Systems Compatibility Corporation

Outside In for Windows allows viewing and conversion of files from several foreign file formats into Word via the Windows Clipboard. Outside In can be installed for access from a Word for Windows menu.

Software Bridge is a standalone word processing file format translation Program. Software Bridge can be run under Windows and supports conversion between a variety of foreign word processing, spreadsheet, and database formats, including formats readable by each version of Word.

Word Exchange provides file conversion that keeps formatting intact between Microsoft Word and other word processing packages.

401 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 600

Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 329-0700 or (800) 333-1395

Fax: (312) 670-0820

Zandar Corporation

Zandar Corporation's TagWrite products are advertised as providing support for conversion from IBM Bookmaster, Document Composition Format (DCF), Interleaf, Ventura, SGML, KEEP, and other formats to Rich Text Format (RTF). TagWrite supports styles; headings; complex tables; emphasis (bold, italic, underline, etc); references, cross references and Index for dynamic update in Word; special characters; footnotes; and other features. This product includes support for equations (Word Equation Editor versions 3.0 and later) for Bookmaster.

117 South Williams

Burlington, Vermont 05401
Phone: (802) 862-8005
Fax: (802) 862-7913


ZyLAB Corporation

ZyLAB Corporation provides support for simultaneous search and retrieval of files in multiple formats, including Microsoft Word formats, with its products ZyINDEX for MS-DOS and ZyINDEX for Windows.

100 Lexington Drive

Buffalo Grove, Il 60089
Phone: (708) 459-8000 or (800) 544-6339
Fax: (708) 459-8054


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Last Reviewed: November 8, 2000
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