OpenConflictDocument & OpenAndRepair & OfflineConflict all get mentioned in the Word/VBA help files, yet I find little to help me understand why I'd use them. I've checked MSKB and Googled to find a couple of articles, but not much.

I'm considering using them in conjunction with Application.DisplayAlerts = wdAlertsNone and switchable converters to reduce the number of times Word will hang during a batch process of opening WordPerfect (and other) files.

I'd appreciate feedback from anyone who has made effective use of these parameters. In the meantime let this post be a sentinel to future knowledge-seekers!