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Microsoft Word 97 and Word 2000 do not include a filter for importing HPGL format graphics files. However, a 32-bit HPGL filter now available from Microsoft Product Support Services can be used with all 32-bit versions of Microsoft Word.
This file is supplied to let you import HPGL graphics files into Word 97 or later versions (or any other program that uses the common 32-bit graphics filters).
The HPGL filter does not ship with Word 97 or later versions.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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This HPGL filter has been tested to also work in the following international versions of Microsoft Word 97 for Windows:
Installing the Filter
To install the updated HPGL filter, follow these steps:
Quit Microsoft Word and all Microsoft Office programs.
Double-click the Hpgl.exe file to extract the necessary files for installing the HPGL filter.
NOTE: When prompted for a location to place the extracted files, you can extract the files to the same location that you downloaded the Hpgl32.exe.
Copy the graphic filter file (Hpglim32.flt) to the folder containing the Microsoft Shared Application files, usually C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Grphflt. (If your graphics filters are located in a different folder, you need to copy the file to your shared files folder and edit the Hpgl.reg file to indicate the correct location. For instructions about how to do this, See the "Editing the Hpgl32.reg File" section of this article before proceeding with step 3.)
Double-click the Hpgl.reg file. This creates the necessary entries in the Windows registry for the HPGL filter to work with the 32-bit Microsoft Office programs.
Restart Microsoft Windows. After Windows restarts, you should be able to insert an HPGL graphic into Microsoft Word.
The following file is installed as the HPGL filter:
File Name File Date File Size --------------------------------------------------- Hpglim32.flt 07/20/95 243,712 bytes
Editing the Hpgl.reg File
NOTE: Follow these steps only if you copy the Hpglim32.flt file to a different location other than the following:
Open the Hpgl.reg file using a text editor, such as Notepad.
Replace all occurrences of "C:\\Program Files\\Common Files \\Microsoft Shared\\Grphflt\\Hpglim32.flt" with the path you copied the Hpglim32.flt file to. Be sure to include two backslashes between all folder names and the file name as in the current entries.