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Word 2000 in a Nutshell by Walter Glenn

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Appendix C. Converters and Filters

Previous versions of Word and many other applications do not fully support all of the features available in Word 2000. When Word opens or saves a document as something other than a .doc file, it uses text converters to change the file format to be more compatible with other applications. If a document contains graphics, Word uses graphic filters to open and save images.

Other Office applications use the same text converters and graphic filters as Word. All of these filters and converters are installed in the following locations:

  • Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TextConv

  • Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Grphflt

Text Converters

Table C-1 lists all of the text formats that are native to Word 2000 and need no conversion. Table C-2 lists all of the text converters supplied with Word.

Table C-1. Word 2000 Native Text Formats

Format

File Extension

Word 2000 and Word 97 for Windows

.doc

Word 98 for the Macintosh

.doc

HTML

.htm and .html

MS-DOS Text

.txt

MS-DOS Text with Line Breaks

.txt

Rich Text Format

.rtf

Text Only

.txt

Text with Line Breaks

.txt

Unicode Text

.txt

Word 6.0/95 for Windows and Macintosh

.doc

Word 4.x-5.1 for Macintosh (import only)

.mcw

Word 2.0 and 1.0 for Windows (import only)

.doc

Table C-2. Text Converters Supplied with Word 2000

Filename

Description

Dbase32.cnv

Opens files in Borland dBASE IV, III+, III, and II format.

Lotus32.cnv

Opens documents ...

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