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This article lists the text converters that are installed during an "Install Now" Setup of Word 2000, the text converters that are installed on first use, and the text converters that are native (built-in) to Word 2000.
When Microsoft Word 2000 opens or saves a document, it uses text converters to change the file format of the document.
To convert documents to and from different formats, you must install the appropriate text converters included with the Microsoft Office 2000 Setup or the Microsoft Office Converter Pack.
Note When you use Microsoft Word 2000, you can collaborate with others who use earlier versions of Word and different applications. However, earlier versions of Word and some other applications do not support all of the Word 2000 features.
Text Converters That Are Native to Microsoft WordThe following text file formats are native to Word 2000; that is, they are built in and do not require an additional file format converter to be installed:
Text Converters Installed During "Install Now" SetupThe following text converters are installed, by default, when you do an "Install Now" Setup.
Text Converters Installed on First UseThe following text converters are not installed during an "Install Now" Setup but are "advertised" as being available.
To install these text converters, use one of the following methods:
Method 1: Install on First UseWhen you attempt to open a document whose converter is not installed, the following message appears:
When you click Yes, Word installs the text converter and then opens the selected document.
Microsoft Word can't import the specified format. This feature is not currently installed. Would you like to install it now?
Method 2: Run SetupUse the following steps to install the "Install on First Use" (advertised) text converters:
For additional information about text converters and graphics filters that are supplied with Microsoft Word 2000, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
235928Additional information about Word 2000 can be found in the Microsoft Office 2000 Resource Kit. For more information about the Microsoft Office Resource Kit, please see the following Microsoft World Wide Web site:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/235928/ )Supported file and graphics formats