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Article ID: 184128 - Last Review: November 3, 2013 - Revision: 4.0

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You cannot directly open Microsoft Word 98 Macintosh Edition or Microsoft Word 97-2000 for Windows documents in the following Microsoft Word versions:
  • Word 4.x
  • Word 5.x
  • Word 6.x
To convert documents in these versions, install the Word 97-98-2000 Converter.

More information

You can download the Word 97-98-2000 Converter Installer from the following Microsoft Web site: (

Applies to
  • Microsoft Word 2001 for Mac
  • Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 4.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 5.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 5.1 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh
  • Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh
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