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Wordpro to word conversion

by helper / September 16, 2004 11:07 PM PDT

Microsoft have removed the file converter from their web site. Does anyone have a copy I can have please. I believe the converter converted to word97 format.

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Re: Wordpro to word conversion
by Yew / September 16, 2004 11:26 PM PDT

If you still have a copy of WordPro, then open the files in that and save them as as RTF if you can't save them as Word97 directly. Word should be able to open an RTF file without any problems, the drawback is you might lose some complex formatting.

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Re: Wordpro to word conversion
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2004 11:29 PM PDT
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Re: Wordpro to word conversion
by Edward ODaniel / September 17, 2004 6:58 AM PDT

Indicates that you can use the Converter pack for Office 2003 and links to the download.

The Office Converter Packs for Office 97, 2000, and XP have been retired from the Microsoft Download Center due to the discovery of a potential security vulnerability. The Office 2003 version of the converter pack will work with Office 97, 2000, and XP applications. For a list of updated converters and filters and a link to the tools download, see Office Converter Pack on the Office 2003 Editions Resource Kit Web site.

When you install the tools, the executable file for the updated Office Converter Pack is copied to your computer. Run Oconvpck.exe from the \Program Files\ORKTools\ORK11\TOOLS\Office Converter Pack folder on your computer to install the collection of converters and filters.

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Re: Wordpro to word conversion
by Kees Bakker / September 17, 2004 7:48 AM PDT


Both Bob and you point to the Office 2003 Converter pack. But reading through the specifications (only a few clicks away) I read:
The following text converters are installed by the Microsoft Office Converter Pack for the version of Office that you have installed:
Microsoft Word 6 RTF export converter (Wrd6Er32.CNV)
Microsoft Word 97 and later import converter (MsWrd832.CNV)
Text Converter shared code DLL (MSConv97.DLL)
Text Recovery converter (Recovr32.CNV)
WordPerfect 5 import converter (Wpft532.CNV)
WordPerfect 6 and later import converter (Wpft632.CNV)
WordPerfect Equation filter (WpEqu532.DLL)

No mention of Wordpro. Helper might be right by noting it has disappeared from Microsofts website.

Here's the link to a service that was smart enough to keep the old converters and offers an online conversion service (pay as you use):
They say they can convert lwp to doc. Helper might give it a try.


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