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Solved: Windows 98 Documents Compatability

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by L Henry, Jan 23, 2006.

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  1. L Henry

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    I have documents that were prepared utilizing Microsoft Word on a computer running Windows 98 2nd Ed. and saved on 3 1/2 floppy disks. Can these disks be utilized by a Microsoft Word program running on a computer with Windows 2000?
     
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    Should be no problem.

    Word is pretty good at being backward compatible with previous versions, if that's your situation.
    If you create the documents on the Win2000 computer and try to open them on the Win98 machine, you might encounter problems if different versions of Word are used.

    The operating system should make no difference.
     
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    Documents created on computer using Windows 98 2nd Ed. Having problems uning them on computer running windows 2000. Both computers are using same version of Microsoft Word 2000. Documents were saved on 3 1/2 floppy disks.
     
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    Same version of Word...hmm.
    Would it be possible to open and save (Save As, I should say) in a different format? Give it a different name, however slight, so your original document will be retained. Use the "Save As..." option.

    I'm assuming the originals were saved as *.doc, could you open and re-save them as, say, *.rtf, copy it to a floppy, then see if they will open on the Win2000 computer?

    Well just try one file first, actually.
     
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    The floppy drive on the computer running Windows 2000 was defective. When this drive was replaced the problem disappeared.

    I appreciate all the help. Thanks
     
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    Thank you for posting back with your outcome!
     
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