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I have a user that has Word 97 and cannot open Word 2002 documents. Is there a converter that can be downloaded that will allow him to do it? I saw a converter that allows Word 6 to read Word 97 & Word 2000 files but it didn't say anything about Word 2002 to Word 97.

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by erikdr In reply to Word XP - Word 97 convert ...

Might exist. A LOT easier however is to save the documents in Rich Text Format (.RTF) in Word 2002. These can be read and written in 97 also. The RTF format supports 99% of all features in Word 97 so you won't loose too much when using this route...

Hope thiz helpz,

<Erik> - The Netherlandz

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by tech_know In reply to Word XP - Word 97 convert ...

Thanks for responding. I do know that that is an option. However, I am looking specifically for a converter so that the sender doesn't have to worry about who has 97 and who has xp.

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by DKlippert In reply to Word XP - Word 97 convert ...

The convertor will work with 2002. Here are some references:

How to Open Documents in an Earlier Version of Word [Q212267]

http://makeashorterlink.com/?I3C725F71


Here's the convertor:

http://makeashorterlink.com/?H2D752F71

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by BobHo In reply to Word XP - Word 97 convert ...

Microsoft does not supply a converter because they say that the file formats are "similar". The problem is that there are instances where features in 2000/2002 are not available in Word 97. Some documents convert without a hitch while others do not.

A third party app called FileMerlin can do the conversions (according to the creators). Here's a link to the site:

http://www.acii.com/fmn.htm

Enjoy,

DrBob:&gt

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by Dreamboat In reply to Word XP - Word 97 convert ...

1. What occurs when they try to open the files?
2. On the Word 2002 machines, go to the Tools-Options, Save tab. Choose to disable features not supported after Word 97...

If that does not work, then there is likely something wrong with this person's install. Try Word troubleshooting at:
http://www.thewordexpert.com/word.htm#TroubleshootingWord

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