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How to Install missing MSWord converters
When Converting MS Word files to ASCII - and you can't find the converter you need...
This applies to older versions of MSWord (before Word 2000)
If your version of MSWord has a "Plain Text" choice in your File, Save As dialog,
then please Click Here for your instructions, because this page doesn't apply to you.
One or both of the following Converters are missing in Microsoft Word (before Word 2000):
MS-DOS Text with Line Breaks (*.txt) -or-
Text Only with Line Breaks (*.txt)
File, Save As dialog
Not all text converters are included int the "Typical" or "Custom" MS Word installation.
If the file format you need isn't in the Save as type: box, the converter is not installed.
When you installed Word, you chose to perform a Typical, Custom, or Compact installation.
If you chose Custom, you may have cleared the Converters And Filters option.

Installing all of the Word Converters
Insert your Microsoft Word CD-ROM
Run the Setup.exe program located in the root directory of the CD-ROM
You will see something that looks similar to this: (depending on your version of Word)
Word Help picture 1
Click the Add Remove button.

Word Help picture 2
Select Converters and Filters from the Left Pane
Then press the Change Option... button in the Right Pane

Word Help picture 3
Select Text Converters from the Left Pane
Then press the Change Option... button in the Right Pane

Word Help picture 4
Press the Select All button in the Right Pane

Press the OK and Continue buttons as required until
all of the converters you have chosen are installed.



NOTE: MS Word Converters are stored in the following default location:
Operating system    Text converters default location
Windows C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Textconv