getting over Word97 format

7.13: proj.cyb/fs/word97 conversions/wordviewer fails:
. try opening files in xp's todo folder
(the todo's are things like converting files
that only win97 can open )
I do have wordviewer now,
but that isn't helping anything .
. it says I should look into [text recovery tool] .

web.cyb/fs/word97 conversions/
Word text recovery tool fails:
. I found this hopeful title:
How to recover text from any files by using the
"Recover Text from Any File" converter of Word
but none of the instructions for Word
seems to apply to Word viewer?
try installing word97 on xp .

proj.cyb/fs/word97 conversions/xp.word97 fails:
. there is a compatability mode that includes win95,
but something about word97 and xp
was such a vulnerability
that it's now considered a malware .
[@] web,sci.cyb/xp.word97/failing
. once I started playing with the registry,
it had some code to kill the installation process .

7.14: proj.cyb/fs/word97 conversions/
vista.word97 installs ok but fails:

. try vista.ms'word97;
works but won't open .doc files
... the format it seems to be
(from opening it with ko'edit)
is an .rtf not a .doc;
so change file's type.name;
and then vista.word97 still does not open it;
however, vista.wordpad opened it .
[@] news.cyb/vista.wordpad/will open word97's .rtf's

7.14: web.cyb/vista.word97:
is it possible to run word97 on vista?
. can't hurt to try searching on web .
I know vista has better security,
but by then 1997 was a long time ago!
news: not promoted:
. Office 97 Pro compatible with Vista?
. one convincingly shows it does not;
(Description of the versions of Office
that are supported on Windows Vista
goes back only to 2003)
but I'll finish checking the selected links .
news: some encouragement:
. How to Run Office 97 on Vista | eHow.com

7.14: sci.cyb/vista.word97/install succeeds:
. vista does have a win95 compat'mode;
and it's not complaining about word97 .
mis: won't open a .doc
(what mac calls word97 format):

. mac said this 2003 file was word97 format,
(I never used word97 in 2003,
but this file was authored elsewhere).
. word97 would not open it,
but I tricked vista.wordpad into opening it,
(by retyping it as .txt ? vague recall)
. maybe it needs word viewer,
but word pad finds a lot of text,
only there's a lot strange char's added too .

will open word97's .rtf's:

. after correctly identifying the word97 file
as being an .rtf not a .doc format,
vista.word97 still won't open its own file
[due to security issues]
but, vista now gives me
an option to open with wordpad,
so do that: and it does open it!
. it said there were some codes in it
that my permission level was not allowed to have;
so, there file might not look like the original;
but, it looked great .

sci: why word97 can't open its own files on vista:
. word97 wouldn't open its own .rtf
but vista.wordpad would?
. wordpad said
     there were some codes in it
     that my permission level was not allowed to have;
     so, the file might not look like the original ...
but, it looked great .
. and, word 97 does open the same .rtf
after wordpad has filtered the sensitive codes .
. therefore, vista.word97 does work
but can't deal with the security issues
that vista is now trained to detect .
7.12 cyb`gear word97 install
news: compatability may be partial:
The problem was not the driver
but rather changing print settings
from anything but normal in printer properties.
You can make changes
as you print in MS WORD
but do not make any changes in "PRINTERS";
if you do, changing them back to normal
will not accomplish anything;
you will have to remove the printer
and uninstall and reinstall the printer driver.
I tried this three times!
I realize that some may think
this has nothing to do with VISTA
but having used MS WORD
before VISTA without any problems,
I think all the "OUT OF THE
will appreciate this information.
Well, that depends - it may be a
combination of a changed Vista interface
along with the old style interface
that Office programs use
to access system devices.
Still, at least for me,
I can change printer settings to
what I'd like to use within Word (temporarily)
but if I start messing with the
main settings in default printer properties,
it's uninstall and reinstall to get it back to normal.
By all means, do not use any compatibility settings,
that's what brings on the winword error message.
Access has same troubles as Word or worse?:
"( . I finally got my MS Office 97 to load in Vista
but I still couldn't open my old MS Access files.
I finally bought MS Office 2003,
which seems to open all my old files properly.)
. after seeing that,
I wondered if Access worked at all,
or if, like Word, vista just had security issues
with letting an old app open old files .