Dec 142017
 
Updated XLBIFF.CNV conversion file for Word for Windows 2.0. Allows importation into WfW2 of Excel 4.0 worksheets. The conversion file that ships with WfW2 can only handle Excel 2 and 3.
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Updated XLBIFF.CNV conversion file for Word for Windows 2.0. Allows importation into WfW2 of Excel 4.0 worksheets. The conversion file that ships with WfW2 can only handle Excel 2 and 3.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
README.TXT 4008 1694 deflated
XLBIFF.CNV 109568 42934 deflated

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Contents of the README.TXT file



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Microsoft Product Support Services Application Note (Text File)
EXCEL 4.0 CONVERTER
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Revision Date: 5/5/92


The following information applies to Microsoft Word for Windows,
version 4.0.

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Overview
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The disk included with this application note contains an update of the
Microsoft Excel for Windows converter for Microsoft Word for Windows,
which adds support for Excel version 4.0 conversions.

To use the updated converter, copy the file XLBIFF.CNV to your
Word for Windows program directory (usually C:\WINWORD).

copy C:\winword\xlbiff.cnv

Your old Excel converter is automatically replaced, and no further
steps are necessary to make use of the new converter.

If you have questions about installing or using the converter, one of
our Product Support Services technicians will be glad to assist you.
In the United States call (206) 462-WORD (462-9673) between 6:00 A.M.
and 6:00 P.M. Pacific time. Outside the United States, contact your
local Microsoft subsidiary. If you do not know the number for your
local subsidiary, call Microsoft International Customer Service at
(206) 936-8661 to obtain the number.

Notes
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1. Excel 4.0 allows you to press alt+enter to begin a new line within
a text cell. The resulting newline character is translated to a
paragraph mark in a table if the original Excel worksheet width is
32 columns or less, or to a newline character in tab-delimited
text. These conversions ensure print merge compatibility.

2. Word for Windows versions 2.0 and 2.0a automatically recognize
Excel 2.0 and 3.0 worksheet files but do not yet automatically
recognize Excel 4.0 worksheet files. Therefore, if an Excel 4.0
file does not have the default .XLS extension, Word for Windows
will suggest opening the spreadsheet as Text Only. You can either
select the Excel 4.0 format option from the list and choose the OK
button each time you want to open an Excel file with a custom file
extension, or you can change the converter's default (expected)
file extension by modifying the Excel 4.0 converter line in the [MS
Word Text Converters] section of your WIN.INI file.

3. For more information about Excel worksheet conversion, see the
online document CONVINFO.DOC in your Word for Windows program
directory.



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