WD97: How to Convert Between Lotus Word Pro 96 and Word

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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.

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Converting Lotus Word Pro Documents to Word

To convert documents from Lotus Word Pro to Word, follow these steps:

  1. On the Lotus Word Pro File menu, click either Save As or Import/Export.
  2. If you select Import/Export, select the option to export your document into another file format.
  3. Select one of the following file format options from the List Files Of Type list in the Save As dialog box or the "Export to what file format" list in the Import/Export dialog box.

    1. Rich Text Format (RTF)
    2. MS Word for DOS 3,4,5,6
    3. MS Word for Windows 1.0
    4. MS Word for Windows 2.0
    5. MS Word for OS/2
    6. MS Word for Windows 6.0
    For best results, select the option that most closely matches your Microsoft Word version.
  4. Click Export to convert the file, and then open the document in Word.

Converting Word Documents to Lotus Word Pro

Word 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)
MS Windows Write 3.x
WordPerfect 5.1
WordStar 3,4,5,6,7 *
WordStar for Windows 1.x *
WordPerfect 6.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.
For additional information about Word 97 supplemental converters, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
212265 WD: Additional Text Converters and Image Filters Available in Microsoft Office Converter Pack
Lotus 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.

Support for Lotus applications is the sole responsibility of Lotus Corporation. For more information, contact:
Lotus Technical Support at (508) 988-2500.
http://www-306.ibm.com/software/lotus/
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.

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Article ID: 196978 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 2.1
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  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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