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Convert Lotus WordPro 96 files to MS Word 97

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How can I convert Lotus Wordpro 96 files to MS Word 97?  A batch conversion would be preferrable, but not necessary.

Our office is switching over from Wordpro 96 to MS Word 97, and we have hundreds of documents to convert.

Converting WordPro 96 to MS Word 6 does not work, as we usually lose all table and graphic formatting in the conversion.
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Hi trjones

Try here

trjoneshttp://www.c2000.com/products/products.htm


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by:ture
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trjones,

Microsoft Word 97 and Word 2000 both come with a large number of file converters and a batch conversion utility. Unfortunately, Lotus Wordpro 96 is not one of the formats that Word 97 (or Word 2000) is able to open or convert.

The method that Microsoft recommends is to open the document in Wordpro 96 and save it as a Microsoft Word document. Wordpro 96 is able to save in Microsoft Word 6 format.

I do not know if Wordpro has a batch conversion utility.

Ture Magnusson
Karlstad, Sweden
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trjones, I have the same problem, needing to convert WordPro to Word.  Did you have any luck with the site given as the answer and what kind of cost and specific program was involved?
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by:Nathan7
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I did not find any useful information whatsoever at the website mentioned. The only thing I found helpful to me was a link to KeyView Pro which was mentioned in some other questions about WordPro to Word conversion. I'm surprised this answer was worth 20 points.

As for KeyVew Pro, it is available from Verity - http://www.verity.com/. It costs about $59 but they offer a free 30 day trial version (that you have to register for before you download). If you only have a few (or one) files to convert, the demo is probably the route to go.

Nathan
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by:antrat
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dvnobles and Nathan7

I posted my link as a comment only. I would have prefered trjones to have not accepted my comment as an answer, as I could do without the "C" grading :O)

Dave
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http://ozgrid.homestead.com/OzGrid.html

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Finding nothing on that site, I asked them and they also pointed me to KeyView.  I downloaded the demo and, while a nice little multi-viewer/converter, I didn't see it do any better on the WordPro-to-Word conversion than the Lotus/Microsoft programs do.  The big problem is headers/footers and tables.  This problem is yet unsolved.
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