You are currently offline, waiting for your internet to reconnect

Versions of Quattro Pro Supported in Microsoft Excel

This article was previously published under Q147643
Retired KB Content Disclaimer
This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support. Therefore, this article is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
The Help file for Microsoft Excel states that Excel can open all fileformats that are generated by Quattro Pro for Windows, and that for MS-DOSversions of Quattro Pro, Microsoft Excel opens only Quattro Pro for MS-DOSversion 5.0 files.

This information is incorrect. Excel 7.0 and Excel 97 can open Quattro Profor MS-DOS files (*.WQ1) and files from Quattro Pro for Windows, versions5.0 and earlier (*.WB1). Microsoft Excel cannot open Quattro Pro forMS-DOS, version 6.0, files (*.WQ2) or Quattro Pro for Windows, version6.0, files (*.WB2).

Supplemental Quattro Pro converters are available on the OfficeUpdate site:
To obtain Quattro Pro converters, see the OfficeUpdate site:
The following table lists the Quattro Pro file formats and the supportExcel 7.0 and Excel 97 provide for these files.
 Quattro Pro version       Microsoft Excel support -------------------------------------------------  DOS 1, 2, 3, 4 (wq1)      Read/Write DOS 5 (wq2)               none Windows 1, 5 (wb1)        Read only Windows 6 (wb2)           none

For more information about converting Quattro Pro files, click the Indextab in Microsoft Excel 97 Help, type the following text
Quattro Pro
and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Switch from QuattroPro" topic.

For additional information about file formats supported in Microsoft Excel 2000, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
179886 XL2000: List of Supported File Formats in Microsoft Excel 2000
"Microsoft Excel On-line Help," version 7.0
97 8.00 XL

Article ID: 147643 - Last Review: 08/17/2005 18:15:38 - Revision: 1.5

  • Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 95 Standard Edition
  • kbdownload kb3rdparty kbdocerr kbfaq KB147643