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    Pocket converter - where to get?

    I am not a Pocket PC user, but received a Word document from a friend who is. The document arrived as a txt document, but has an explanation at the top that says:
    * This is a Microsoft Pocket Word document.
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    * To view this Pocket Word document in Microsoft Word, you will need the
    * Pocket Word Converter for Microsoft Office. For further details visit
    * the Microsoft Windows CE web site, at
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    * http://www.microsoft.com/windowsce

    I can't find anything anywhere on the Microsoft site about a Pocket Word Converter. Is there a reason for that? Is there no such thing any more? I'm using Office 2000 on Win 98.

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    Re: Pocket converter - where to get?

    Wendy

    If its a .txt file it should load OK into Word 2000 although you will certainly have to do some cleaning to remove line feeds. Also you could try selecting the option "Recover text from any file" which you will find in the drop down box "Files of type:" at the bottom of Word's Open file dialog box.

    I am not aware of a specific convertor for Pocket Word documents. You should be able to load Pocket Word docs straight into Word 2000 (and I assume later versions) and there is an option to do so in the same "Files of type:" drop down box as described above. You could try renaming your file from .txt to .pwd and trying to open it this way.

    David

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    Re: Pocket converter - where to get?

    Thanks, David. I had never used the "Recover text from any file" option before. That worked fine. I had assumed, when it said that I needed the Pocket Converter to open the document in Word, that I needed the converter and that it would take care of the codes at the top and the tags (like "/par") throughout.

    When the document was originally sent, it had been saved using the default setting, which I think was Word 2000. It arrived as a txt document. My friend resent it after saving it as Word 97, and that one arrived as a Word document and opened with no problem.

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