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Microsoft Word 97 does not directly support importing or exporting of Lotus Word Pro 96 word-processing file formats.
Word Pro is the successor to Lotus Ami Pro versions 3.x. This article discusses how to convert documents between Lotus Word Pro and Microsoft Word.
Converting Lotus Word Pro Documents to WordTo convert documents from Lotus Word Pro to Word, follow these steps:
Converting Word Documents to Lotus Word ProWord Pro does not recognize Microsoft Word 97 for Windows documents. To open a Word 97 document in Word Pro, save the document using either the Rich Text Format (*.RTF) or the Word 6.0/95 (*.doc) converter from Word.
Word Pro also exports the following formats that Word can read. If any of these (for example, WordPerfect 6.0) provide better retention of particular formats most important to you, use it as an alternative interim format:
RFT-DCA * (listed in Word Pro as DCA/RFT)For additional information about Word 97 supplemental converters, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
MS Windows Write 3.x
WordStar 3,4,5,6,7 *
WordStar for Windows 1.x *
MS WordPad 1.0
HTML (Supported for import by Word Internet Assistant)
Enable 4.x **
* Requires Word 97 supplemental converter.
** Not supported in Word 97.
212265Lotus Word Pro 96 is manufactured by Lotus Corporation, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/212265/EN-US/ )WD: Additional Text Converters and Image Filters Available in Microsoft Office Converter Pack
Support for Lotus applications is the sole responsibility of Lotus Corporation. For more information, contact:
Lotus Technical Support at (508) 988-2500.Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.
Article ID: 196978 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
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