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Microsoft KB Archive/37177

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Cannot Update Summary Sheets on ASCII-Text Files

PSS ID Number: Q37177 Article last modified on 11-02-1994

4.00 5.00 5.50 6.00

MS-DOS

SUMMARY

Only Word-formatted documents can have their summary sheets updated under the Document-Retrieval command. In Word 4.00, the error message:

Not a valid file

will appear when you try to update the summary sheet of an unformatted file. In Word 5.00 and 5.50, the message reads:

Not a Word file

In an ASCII-text file, the “formatted:” field under the Transfer Save command is set to “No” in Word 4.00 or set to “Text-only” in Word 5.00. In a Word-formatted file, the “formatted:” field is set to “Yes” in Word 4.00 or set to “Word” in Word 5.00.

To save a file as an ASCII-text file in Word 5.50, choose File (ALT, F) Save As (A) Format (ALT+T) and choose Text Only. To save a file as a Word-formatted file in Word 5.50, choose File (ALT, F) Save As (A) Format (ALT+T) and choose Word.

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