Re: Receiving Word 6 files

Subject: Re: Receiving Word 6 files
From: Jim Strohm <jstrohm -at- TEXAS -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 1997 13:25:50 -0500

>I have a client who has not upgraded to Windows 95 yet. He has
>Microsoft Word 6.0 but not Word 7.0 or Word 97, and really does not want
>to upgrade.
>I have been able to receive and open Word files from him; however, when
>he opens my returned file with changes, it was nothing but garbage--no
>real text.

Try "Save As" and select Word 6 format -- or whatever the client's
platform is.

Else use RTF or straight text.

It's not ALL garbage -- your text is actually in the file somewhere.
It's just that MS used a number of inelegant ways to store data within
a file to allow stuff like faster saves.

Jim Strohm
jstrohm -at- texas -dot- net

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