Re: Word 97 to Word/Win 95 conversion problems

Subject: Re: Word 97 to Word/Win 95 conversion problems
From: MacGyver <mlee -at- FDLDOTNET -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 14:12:27 -0500

Julie Zagorski wrote:
> Hello All;
> I'll try to make this short and to the point and if you think it could be
> better handled somewhere else please say so. That aside, here's the puzzle.
> The client has word for win 95. I'm using word 97 save as word 6.0/95. I'm
> forwarding the documentation to them through email as attachments. They open
> the docs and the layout is deteriorated. I have drawn a flowchart, the shapes
> all come across as squares. The screen capture text has lost it's tabs and
> shading. Last but not least, the hard pages I've inserted are gone. This is
> the third time I've sent several document formats to the client. I've used RTF,
> MS-DOS Text with Layout, and Word 97.

Word 97 doesn't save to the native Word6/7 format, but substitutes a
goofy (at best) RTF format that doesn't convert well. It took them 8
months to change this, but MS finally posted a fix on their web site for
Word 97 that allows it to save in actual Word 6/7 format rather than
RTF. This should help with the problem you are having.

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