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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: