Can't convert Works 4.5 to Office 2003



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Can't convert Works 4.5 to Office 2003

Postby Wyatt Taylor » Wed, 21 Apr 2004 04:53:26 GMT

I have a new system with Office 2003 (11.5406.5606) and 
cannot open Works 4.5 files successfully.

I've installed the Office Resource Kit and ran the 
converter install, and also downloaded the Wk2RTF.exe file.

When I open a file, whether document or spreadsheet, I 
just get junk. There is some readable clear text but the 
formatting is lost and just unusable.

I searched all NG's and see others asking the same 
question over and over - but with no good responses. What 
is the answer?

Here are the contents of 

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TextConv

04/19/2004  02:33 PM    <DIR>          .
04/19/2004  02:33 PM    <DIR>          ..
06/27/2003  02:38 PM           311,864 html32.cnv
07/14/2003  10:51 PM           116,288 MSCONV97.DLL
04/16/2003  03:41 PM            91,136 MSLS2.DLL
08/29/2002  05:00 AM           213,066 MSWRD632.WPC
07/14/2003  10:51 PM           216,128 MSWRD832.CNV
07/14/2003  10:51 PM            30,784 RECOVR32.CNV
07/11/1997  12:00 AM             5,528 RTF_WP5.TXT
09/04/1999  09:23 PM           774,202 wkcvqd.dll
06/16/2003  03:12 AM           872,521 WKCVQD01.DLL
06/16/2003  03:12 AM           118,860 WKCVQR01.DLL
09/04/1999  09:23 PM           118,845 wkcvqrtf.dll
09/04/1999  09:23 PM            53,312 Works532.cnv
06/16/2003  12:42 PM            35,496 WORKS632.CNV
10/11/1999  12:21 PM           131,072 WPEQU532.DLL
07/14/2003  10:51 PM           170,552 WPFT532.CNV
07/14/2003  10:51 PM           206,392 WPFT632.CNV
07/14/2003  10:51 PM            17,984 WRD6ER32.CNV
08/29/2002  05:00 AM           110,665 WRITE32.WPC
              18 File(s)      3,594,695 bytes
               2 Dir(s)  23,776,055,296 bytes free

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TextConv>

Re: Can't convert Works 4.5 to Office 2003

Postby Bob Buckland ?:-) » Wed, 21 Apr 2004 06:56:39 GMT

Hi Wyatt,

The Works WordProcessor v4 converter should still be available from
Turn on [x] Confirm Conversion at open in Word's Tools=>Options=>General
after placing the .cnv file to have Word become aware of it when you
first open a Works WordProcessor file through File=>Open in Word.

The spreadsheets would need a 3rd party converter.


I have a new system with Office 2003 (11.5406.5606) and
cannot open Works 4.5 files successfully.

I've installed the Office Resource Kit and ran the
converter install, and also downloaded the Wk2RTF.exe file. >>[snip]
I hope this helps you,

Bob  Buckland  ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

  *Courtesy is not expensive and can pay big dividends*

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