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Thread: Converting Word 97-2003 document to Word 2007

  1. #1
    Jerry Guest

    Converting Word 97-2003 document to Word 2007

    I use Vista and want to know how to open a file that was originally in Word
    97 – 2003 to open in Vista Word 2007 and how to convert that file to the Word
    2007 format.
    When I searched Microsoft on this issue, it said to click on Start and look
    for the word convert. When I did that I could not find the work convert.

    Jerry


  2. #2
    LesleyO Guest

    Re: Converting Word 97-2003 document to Word 2007

    Jerry, click on the "Office" button -- the Start button for Word -- in the
    upper left corner; "Convert" is the third option down.
    LesleyO

  3. #3
    Nonny Guest

    Re: Converting Word 97-2003 document to Word 2007

    You might try asking this in a group dedicated to Office problems:

    microsoft.public.office.misc

  4. #4
    Jerry Guest

    Re: Converting Word 97-2003 document to Word 2007

    Lesley -

    Thanks for your return. The third option down on my list is Save. Convert
    is nowhere on the list.

  5. #5
    Jerry Guest

    Re: Converting Word 97-2003 document to Word 2007

    Nonny -

    Thanks for the reply. If Lesley can't help me, I'll post on the other forum.

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    PaulB Guest

    Re: Converting Word 97-2003 document to Word 2007

    Hi Jerry,
    You should be able to just open the file in Word 2007.
    You will only see the convert button if you are viewing a document that was
    created or saved as a previous version of Word.

  7. #7
    Jerry Guest

    Re: Converting Word 97-2003 document to Word 2007

    Paul –
    Thanks for your feedback. My mistake was looking for the word create for a
    file that did not need to change. I feel a little foolish that I did not
    figure it out.

    However, you said my Word 97 – 2003 files should convert automatically when
    I use Word 2007. And, they all seem to do that. However, this one file did
    not. And when I went through the steps to convert it to Word 2007, the file
    did convert, but some of the information was missing. This particular file
    had different formats in it and I suspect the conversion was not able to
    convert them all successfully.

  8. #8
    LesleyO Guest

    Re: Converting Word 97-2003 document to Word 2007

    Glad you found out your "problem"! I was doing proofing for someone who was
    using 2003, so wasn't converting, but could see where "Convert" was --
    thought you needed to convert from 2003 to 2007. C'est la vie! ;)

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