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PUB2000: Error Message: Publisher Cannot Translate this File

Article ID: 248100

Article Last Modified on 12/15/1999


  • Microsoft Publisher 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q248100


When you attempt to insert a Microsoft Windows Write (.wri) file into a text frame in Microsoft Publisher, you may receive the following error message:

Publisher cannot translate the file. Publisher's file converters cannot translate this file. Make sure the file you're importing is in a format Publisher can recognize. For information on file formats, press F1 now.


This behavior can occur because Publisher uses an incorrect text translator to open the file.


To work around this problem:

  1. Click OK to dismiss the error message.
  2. In the Files of type box in the Insert Text dialog box, click All Text Formats.
  3. Browse to the Windows Write file that you want to insert into your publication, and then click the file to select it.
  4. Click OK.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Publisher 2000 with Service Release 1 (SR-1).

Additional query words: pub2k mspub winwrite wordpad *.wri paste add

Keywords: kberrmsg kbbug kbinterop kbpending KB248100