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By mbertel ·
I have an old machine that is running DOS 3.30. There are some files that I createed using a program called Professional Write. I want to view the files I created with Professional Write using Office Word 2000. I am not sure if I can do this or ifI am able to what are the steps I need to take to view the files. I would hold the shift button down and right click and a menu would appear with the "open with" option, I would click on that and select Word 2000 to open these files and I had success this way. I believe there is a better way to do this. Thank you for the help.

Markus R Bertel

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by kees.valkenswaard In reply to Data Trouble

In Word just use open en try to find the file type. I am not sure what your professional write has as extension, but if you have installed all converters types like .txt .asc .wri .rtf .ans can [in theory] be directly imported in Word. If you still have the program It might be possible to use the clipboard.
Good luck

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by GuruOfDos In reply to Data Trouble

If you can open the file using right click, then open with....and Word sucessfully opens the file, then it's simply a matter of registering the file type extension so that word can open it. Go into the file types menu in Explorer, create a new file tipe and tell it to open with word. Windows will then always associate this type of file with Word.

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