Working with Word 2000 Text Converters and Graphics Filters

Upgrading to Word 2000

When Microsoft Word 2000 opens or saves a document, it uses text converters to change the file format of the document. If a document includes images, Word 2000 uses graphics filters to open and save images that are within or linked to the document.

To successfully convert documents and images to and from different formats, you must install the appropriate text converters and graphics filters included with Office 2000 Setup and the Microsoft Office Converter Pack.

Office 2000 Setup and the Microsoft Office Converter Pack install text converters and graphics filters in the following locations:

  • Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TextConv
  • Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Grphflt

Word 2000 text converters

The following text formats are native to Word 2000:

  • HTML
  • MS-DOS Text
  • MS-DOS Text with Line Breaks
  • Rich Text Format (RTF)
  • Text Only
  • Text with Line Breaks
  • Unicode Text
  • Word 97 for Windows, and Word 98 for the Macintosh
  • Word 6.0/95 for Windows and the Macintosh (Asian versions require a converter)
  • Word 4.x-5.1 for the Macintosh (import only)
  • Word 2.0 and 1.0 for Windows (import only)

The following table identifies the text converters that you can install by using Office 2000 Setup.

Text converter Description
Borland dBASE (Dbase32.cnv) Opens files in dBASE IV, III+, III, and II.
Lotus 1-2-3 (Lotus32.cnv) Opens documents in Lotus 1-2-3 format. An export converter is not available.
Lotus AmiPro (Ami332.cnv) Opens and saves documents in Lotus AmiPro 3.x for Windows.
Lotus Notes (Msimp32.dll, Mscthunk.dll, Mswrd632.cnv, Mswrd832.cnv) Opens Word 2000, Word 97, Word 95, and Word 6.0 documents in Lotus Notes versions 4.x and 3.x.
Microsoft Excel (Excel32.cnv) Opens Excel workbooks saved in Excel 97-2000, Excel 98 (Macintosh), Excel 97, Excel 95, and Excel 2.x – 5.0.
Microsoft FoxPro® (Dbase32.cnv) Opens files in FoxPro 2.6.
Microsoft Windows Write (Write32.cnv) Opens and saves documents in Write 3.1 and 3.0 for Windows.
Microsoft Word 6.0/95 (Wrd6ex32.cnv) Saves documents in Word 6.0/95 binary file format with a .doc extension. (A converter is needed for importing.)
Microsoft Word for MS-DOS (Doswrd32.cnv) Opens and saves documents in Word 3.x – 6.0 for MS-DOS.
Microsoft Word for the Macintosh (Macwrd32.cnv) Saves documents in Word 5.x and 4.x for the Macintosh format. (A converter is not needed for importing.)
Microsoft Word for Windows 2.x (Wnwrd232.cnv) Saves documents in Word 2.x format. (A converter is not needed for importing.)
Microsoft Works 3.0 for Windows (Works332.cnv) Opens and saves documents in Works 3.0 for Windows format.
Microsoft Works 4.0 for Windows (Works432.cnv) Opens and saves documents in Works 4.0 for Windows.
Recover Text (Recovr32.cnv) Recovers text from damaged documents.
Revisable-Form-Text Document Content Architecture (RFT-DCA) (Rftdca.cnv) Opens and saves documents in RFT-DCA format.
Text with Layout (Txtlyt32.cnv) Saves documents with layout preserved.
WordPerfect 4.x for MS-DOS (Mpft432.cnv) Opens and saves documents in versions 4.2 and 4.1. The converter also allows you to install WordPerfect fonts.
WordPerfect for MS-DOS and Windows (Wpft632.cnv and Wpft532.cnv) Opens Word Perfect 6.x documents, and opens and saves Word Perfect 5.x documents.
WordStar for MS-DOS and Windows (Wrdstr32.cnv) Opens documents in WordStar 3.3 – 7.0 for MS-DOS and WordStar 1.0 – 2.0 for Windows. Allows you to also save documents in WordStar 7.0 and 4.0 for MS-DOS.

Word 2000 graphics filters

When a document contains images, Word 2000 uses graphics filters to open and save images that are embedded or linked to the document.

When you click From File (Insert menu, Picture submenu) to insert an image into a document, one of the following events occurs:

  • If the image is in a format that Word recognizes (a native format), Word preserves the image in its original format.
  • If the image is in a nonnative format, and if a compatible graphics filter is installed, then Word converts the image to a format that is native to Word.
  • If the image is in a format that Word does not recognize, Word displays a message and does not convert the image.

Some images in Word documents convert to different formats in Word 2000. This situation occurs when a Word document is saved in:

  • A previous Word format, such as Word 95 for Windows format.
  • A different text format, such as WordPerfect 5.x format.

When a file is saved in a previous Word format or a different text format, Word 2000 converts the nonnative images to Windows Metafile (WMF) format.

The following graphics formats are native to Word 2000:

  • Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
  • Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
  • Macintosh PICT (PCT)
  • Portable Network Graphics (PNG)
  • Windows bitmap (BMP)
  • Run-length encoded (RLE)
  • Device-independent bitmap (DIB)
  • Windows Enhanced Metafile (EMF)
  • Windows Metafile (WMF)

You can install graphics filters by using Office 2000 Setup. Some additional graphics filters are included in the Microsoft Office Converter Pack.


Toolbox     You can install graphics filters from the Microsoft Office Converter Pack. You can find this downloadable file on the Office 2000 Resource Kit Downloads page.


Graphics filters included with Office Setup

The following table identifies the graphics filters you can install by using Office 2000 Setup.

Graphics filter Description
Computer Graphics Metafile (Cgmimp32.flt) Opens CGM images that conform to CGM:1992 version 1.0.
CorelDRAW (CDR) (Cdrimp32.flt) Opens CDR images from CorelDRAW versions 3.0 – 6.0.
Encapsulated PostScript (Epsimp32.flt) Opens EPS images with embedded preview images in Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), WMF format, and PICT format. If no preview is embedded, a generic title page is used.
Enhanced Metafile (Emfimp32.flt) Converts EMF images to WMF format.
FlashPix (FPX) and Picture It! (MIX) (Fpx32.flt) Opens FPX and MIX images. Converts a multiple-resolution image to a single-resolution image. You can choose which resolution to import.
Graphics Interchange Format (Gifimp32.flt) Opens GIF images in versions Gif87a and Gif89a.
JPEG File Interchange Format (Jpegimp32.flt) Opens JPG images that conform to JPEG File Interchange Format version 6.0. The filter does not support JPEG Tagged Interchange Format (JTIF) images.
Kodak Photo CD (PCD) (Pcdimp32.flt and Pcdlib32.dll) Opens PCD images saved in Kodak Photo CD version 3.0. Converts a multiple-resolution image to a single-resolution image. You can choose which resolution to import.
Macintosh PICT (Pictim32.flt) Opens images created or edited in Microsoft Office for the Macintosh.
PC Paintbrush (PCX) (Pcximp32.flt) Supports all versions of PCX images through ZSoft version 3.0.
Portable Network Graphics (Png32.flt filter) Opens and saves PNG images conforming to the Portable Network Graphics Tenth Specification.
Tagged Image File Format (Tiffim32.flt) Opens TIFF images and compressions that conform to TIFF Specification Revision versions 6.0 and 5.0.
Windows bitmap (Bmpimp32.flt) Supports BMP, RLE, and DIB bitmaps.
Windows Metafile (Wmfimp32.flt) Opens WMF images.
WordPerfect Graphics (WPG) (Wpgimp32.flt and Wpgexp32.flt) Opens and saves WPG images saved in WordPerfect versions 1.0, 1.0e, and 2.0.

 Note    Although some of the graphics formats listed in the table are native to Word, you can customize Setup to install some graphics filters. Some graphics filters are not used by Word, but by other Office applications (such as Microsoft Photo Editor). In addition, some of the Word 2000 text converters use the graphics filters.


Graphics filters included in the Microsoft Office Converter Pack

The following table identifies the additional graphics filters you can install by using the Microsoft Office Converter Pack.

Graphics filter Description
AutoCAD (Dxfimp32.flt) Supports AutoCAD format 2-D graphics versions through Release 12, including AutoCAD for Windows.
Micrografx Designer/Draw graphics filter (Drwimp32.flt) Supports Micrografx Designer 3.x, Charisma 2.1, and Draw files.
Targa graphics filter (Tgaimp32.flt) Opens Truevision Targa images with up to 32 bits per pixel.

Toolbox     You can install graphic filters from the Microsoft Office Converter Pack. You can find this downloadable file on the Office 2000 Resource Kit Downloads page.


See also

The Removal Wizard removes unnecessary and obsolete files, settings, and components installed by previous versions of Office and related applications. For more information, see Removal Wizard.

 
 
Applies to:
Deployment Center 2003