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Deciding to Purchase Word 6.0 for Windows

PSS ID Number: Q105696 Article last modified on 03-28-1996

6.00 6.00a

WINDOWS

The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 6.0, 6.0a

SUMMARY

There are several informational documents available to assist you in making the decision to use Word 6.0 for Windows over other word processors. These documents have been grouped and compressed and are available from several different sources. This article contains brief descriptions of each document.

DESCRIPTIONS OF FILES AND DOWNLOADING INSTRUCTIONS

The following are the names of the self-extracting executable files.

File name File size File date Snumber —————————————————

AMIINFO.EXE 459,549 03-16-94 S14654 CUSTOM.EXE 310,327 03-16-94 S14655 FEATURS.EXE 132,510 03-16-94 S14656 LGLFEAT.EXE 238,210 03-16-94 S14656 MACROCNV.EXE 118,127 03-16-94 S14658 SGMLFCTS.EXE 105,629 03-16-94 S14659 TIPNTRK.EXE 320,123 03-16-94 S14660 WD_FAMLY.EXE 217,668 03-16-94 S14661 WPINFO.EXE 616,502 03-16-94 S14662

Below are brief descriptions of each document contained in the self- extracting executable files.

AMIINFO EXE 459,549 03-16-94

W_VS_AMI.DOC: Why choose Word over Ami Pro?

          One-page overview (back and front), showing the benefits of
           choosing Word over Ami Pro. Includes high-level feature
           comparison chart.

WP_EXMPL.DOC: Whitepaper Showing Examples of Ami Pro Conversion

          Shows comparative examples of three WordPerfect 5.1 documents
           as they are converted by Word 6.0, WordPerfect 6.0, and Ami
           Pro 3.01. These documents are all used widely by WordPerfect
           (PRINTER.TST) as conversion examples. This document is an
           excellent accompaniment to WPCONV.DOC.

You can find AMIINFO.EXE, a self-extracting file, on the following services:

  • Microsoft’s World Wide Web Site on the Internet On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon. Click Knowledge Base, and select the product. Enter kbfile AMIINFO.EXE, and click GO! Open the article, and click the button to download the file.
  • Internet (anonymous FTP) ftp ftp.microsoft.com Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder. Get AMIINFO.EXE
  • The Microsoft Network On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location. Type “mssupport” (without the quotation marks). Double-click the MS Software Library icon. Find the appropriate product area. Locate and Download AMIINFO.EXE.
  • Microsoft Partner Network (MSPN) On MSPN Desktop, double-click the Software Library icon. Search for AMIINFO.EXE. Display results and download.
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL) Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL Download AMIINFO.EXE

CUSTOM EXE 310,327 03-16-94

W_CUSTOM.DOC: Creating Custom Solutions Whitepaper

          Discusses WordBasic, OLE Automation and Visual Basic for
          Applications. Provides a top-line overview of these topics;
          for detailed information, see the Word Developer's Kit.

You can find CUSTOM.EXE, a self-extracting file, on the following services:

  • Microsoft’s World Wide Web Site on the Internet On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon. Click Knowledge Base, and select the product. Enter kbfile CUSTOM.EXE, and click GO! Open the article, and click the button to download the file.
  • Internet (anonymous FTP) ftp ftp.microsoft.com Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder. Get CUSTOM.EXE
  • The Microsoft Network On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location. Type “mssupport” (without the quotation marks). Double-click the MS Software Library icon. Find the appropriate product area. Locate and Download CUSTOM.EXE.
  • Microsoft Partner Network (MSPN) On MSPN Desktop, double-click the Software Library icon. Search for CUSTOM.EXE. Display results and download.
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL) Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL Download CUSTOM.EXE

FEATURS EXE 132,510 03-16-94

WCMPGRID.DOC Compares features of Word 6.0 for Windows, Ami Pro 3.0, WordPerfect for Windows 5.2, and WordPerfect for Windows 6.0.

W_TOP50.DOC Quickly describes the top 50 new and improved features of Word.

You can find FEATURS.EXE, a self-extracting file, on the following services:

  • Microsoft’s World Wide Web Site on the Internet On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon. Click Knowledge Base, and select the product. Enter kbfile FEATURS.EXE, and click GO! Open the article, and click the button to download the file.
  • Internet (anonymous FTP) ftp ftp.microsoft.com Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder. Get FEATURS.EXE
  • The Microsoft Network On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location. Type “mssupport” (without the quotation marks). Double-click the MS Software Library icon. Find the appropriate product area. Locate and Download FEATURS.EXE.
  • Microsoft Partner Network (MSPN) On MSPN Desktop, double-click the Software Library icon. Search for FEATURS.EXE. Display results and download.
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL) Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL Download FEATURS.EXE

For additional information about downloading, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: Q119591 TITLE : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

LGLFEAT EXE 238,210 03-16-94

WLGLFEAT.DOC: Fact Sheet: Word Features for the Legal Professional

          Fact sheet outlining why Word 6.0 is an excellent word
           processing choice for the legal professional.

You can find LGLFEAT.EXE, a self-extracting file, on the following services:

  • Microsoft’s World Wide Web Site on the Internet On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon. Click Knowledge Base, and select the product. Enter kbfile LGLFEAT.EXE, and click GO! Open the article, and click the button to download the file.
  • Internet (anonymous FTP) ftp ftp.microsoft.com Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder. Get LGLFEAT.EXE
  • The Microsoft Network On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location. Type “mssupport” (without the quotation marks). Double-click the MS Software Library icon. Find the appropriate product area. Locate and Download LGLFEAT.EXE.
  • Microsoft Partner Network (MSPN) On MSPN Desktop, double-click the Software Library icon. Search for LGLFEAT.EXE. Display results and download.
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL) Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL Download LGLFEAT.EXE

MACROCNV EXE 118,127 03-16-94

MACROCNV.DOC: Macro Conversion Whitepaper

          Addresses issues about converting WordBasic macros from Word
           2.0 to 6.0.

You can find MACROCNV.EXE, a self-extracting file, on the following services:

  • Microsoft’s World Wide Web Site on the Internet On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon. Click Knowledge Base, and select the product. Enter kbfile MACROCNV.EXE, and click GO! Open the article, and click the button to download the file.
  • Internet (anonymous FTP) ftp ftp.microsoft.com Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder. Get MACROCNV.EXE
  • The Microsoft Network On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location. Type “mssupport” (without the quotation marks). Double-click the MS Software Library icon. Find the appropriate product area. Locate and Download MACROCNV.EXE.
  • Microsoft Partner Network (MSPN) On MSPN Desktop, double-click the Software Library icon. Search for MACROCNV.EXE. Display results and download.
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL) Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL Download MACROCNV.EXE

SGMLFCTS EXE 105,629 03-16-94

SGML_FCT.DOC: SGML Fact Sheet

          Discusses Word s support of SGML/CALS.

You can find SGMLFCTS.EXE, a self-extracting file, on the following services:

  • Microsoft’s World Wide Web Site on the Internet On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon. Click Knowledge Base, and select the product. Enter kbfile SGMLFCTS.EXE, and click GO! Open the article, and click the button to download the file.
  • Internet (anonymous FTP) ftp ftp.microsoft.com Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder. Get SGMLFCTS.EXE
  • The Microsoft Network On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location. Type “mssupport” (without the quotation marks). Double-click the MS Software Library icon. Find the appropriate product area. Locate and Download SGMLFCTS.EXE.
  • Microsoft Partner Network (MSPN) On MSPN Desktop, double-click the Software Library icon. Search for SGMLFCTS.EXE. Display results and download.
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL) Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL Download SGMLFCTS.EXE

TIPNTRK EXE 320,123 03-16-94

WTIPNTRK.DOC: Tips and Techniques

          Provides basic and advanced level tricks for support
           coordinators.

WTPNTRK2.DOC: Tips and Techniques: Vol. 2

          Provides basic and advanced level tricks for support
           coordinators.

You can find TIPNTRK.EXE, a self-extracting file, on the following services:

  • Microsoft’s World Wide Web Site on the Internet On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon. Click Knowledge Base, and select the product. Enter kbfile TIPNTRK.EXE, and click GO! Open the article, and click the button to download the file.
  • Internet (anonymous FTP) ftp ftp.microsoft.com Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder. Get TIPNTRK.EXE
  • The Microsoft Network On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location. Type “mssupport” (without the quotation marks). Double-click the MS Software Library icon. Find the appropriate product area. Locate and Download TIPNTRK.EXE.
  • Microsoft Partner Network (MSPN) On MSPN Desktop, double-click the Software Library icon. Search for TIPNTRK.EXE. Display results and download.
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL) Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL Download TIPNTRK.EXE

WD_FAMLY EXE 217,668 03-16-94

WFAMCONV.DOC: Family Conversion Whitepaper

          Addresses questions about cross-platform issues.

PLATCOMP.XLS: Word Family Feature Comparison

          Checklist of features in Word 6.0 for Windows/Mac, Word 5.1
           for the Macintosh, and Word 6.0 for MS-DOS.

WORD_NT.DOC: Word for NT Information

          Covers topics such as availability, platform support, and
           differences between Word 6.0 for Windows and Word for
           Windows NT. Customer ready.

You can find FAMLY.EXE, a self-extracting file, on the following services:

  • Microsoft’s World Wide Web Site on the Internet On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon. Click Knowledge Base, and select the product. Enter kbfile FAMLY.EXE, and click GO! Open the article, and click the button to download the file.
  • Internet (anonymous FTP) ftp ftp.microsoft.com Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder. Get FAMLY.EXE
  • The Microsoft Network On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location. Type “mssupport” (without the quotation marks). Double-click the MS Software Library icon. Find the appropriate product area. Locate and Download FAMLY.EXE.
  • Microsoft Partner Network (MSPN) On MSPN Desktop, double-click the Software Library icon. Search for FAMLY.EXE. Display results and download.
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL) Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL Download FAMLY.EXE

WPINFO EXE 616,502 03-16-94

WPCONV.DOC: WordPerfect Conversions Whitepaper

          Discusses the specific Word 6.0 enhancements that make it
           easier for WordPerfect users to transition to Word. Both
           migration and file conversion are discussed in detail.

W_VS_WP.DOC: Why choose Word over WordPerfect?

          One-page overview (back and front), showing the benefits of
           choosing Word over WordPerfect. Includes high-level feature
           comparison chart.

You can find WPINFO.EXE, a self-extracting file, on the following services:

  • Microsoft’s World Wide Web Site on the Internet On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon. Click Knowledge Base, and select the product. Enter kbfile WPINFO.EXE, and click GO! Open the article, and click the button to download the file.
  • Internet (anonymous FTP) ftp ftp.microsoft.com Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder. Get WPINFO.EXE
  • The Microsoft Network On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location. Type “mssupport” (without the quotation marks). Double-click the MS Software Library icon. Find the appropriate product area. Locate and Download WPINFO.EXE.
  • Microsoft Partner Network (MSPN) On MSPN Desktop, double-click the Software Library icon. Search for WPINFO.EXE. Display results and download.
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL) Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL Download WPINFO.EXE

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about downloading, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

ARTICLE-ID: Q119591 TITLE : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

KBCategory: kbref kbfile KBSubcategory:

Additional reference words: winword white paper word6

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