how to read lotus word files?. ms office installed

  hssutton 11:55 25 Feb 04

I have microsoft office on my PC, but many lotus word-pro files. Is there any way to read these files without installing lotus.

Many thanks.


  Taff36 12:07 25 Feb 04

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I am pretty sure you can then open Lotus documents without the original program. You don`t say which version of word you have but I suggest you type "converters" into help and you should get instructions to open files of other types than .doc

  palinka 12:57 25 Feb 04

If these files came from other people who use Lotus, ask them in future to save their docs in Rich text Format (RTF). Then you'll be able to open them without problems using Word.

  DieSse 15:25 25 Feb 04

Try opening them with the "Recover text from any file" option.

  woodchip 15:35 25 Feb 04

As far as I know and Have tried you will only open with Lotus Word Pro

  hssutton 16:00 25 Feb 04

Have downloaded the text converters from Ms. and Have managed to open the word-pro files, but the formatting is all over the place. As I have a number of these files to open, I will do as Woodchip suggests and get a copy of Lotus. I'm sure I must have a PC Advisor CD with it on somewhere.

Many thanks for all your help.


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