This archive contains an updated version of the Microsoft Word 97 Import Filter, which was previously available between July 30, 1997 and May 19, 1998. Adobe recommends that you download and install this updated version, which provides additional features or resolves problems as described below.
The Microsoft Word 97/98 import filter lets you import Word 97 and Word 98 (Word 8.0) documents into Adobe PageMaker 6.5 or later publications.
The following feature is new since version 2.0 of the Word 97/98 import filter was released on May 19, 1998:
-- Version 1.4 did not include support for documents created by Word 98 for Mac OS. Version 2.0 includes this support.
The following problem has been resolved since version 1.4 of the Word 97/98 import filter was released on January 13, 1998:
-- In version 1.3, a Word 97 document could not be placed if it contained a WordArt graphic. In version 1.4, the file can be placed but the WordArt graphic is not imported.
The following features are new since version 1.3 of the Word 97/98 import filter was released on December 19, 1997:
-- Adds support for graphics stored in Portable Network Graphic (PNG) format. Word 97 and Word 98 store imported Office 97/98 GIF, TIFF, and BMP files as PNG files. In previous versions of the Word 97 filter, the filter imported the text without the graphics. The updated version of the filter now imports those graphics, if the PNG import filter is installed on your computer. (The PNG import filter for Adobe PageMaker 6.5 is available for free from the U. S. Adobe Web site, www.adobe.com.)
-- Imports inline graphics created in PNG, JPEG, EMF, WMF, and PICT formats, if the filters that support those formats are installed on your computer. Previously, the filter imported the documents that contained inline graphics, but the graphics did not appear in the imported text. The updated version of the filter now imports inline graphics. Note that graphics positioned using the Float Over Text option in Word 97/98 import at the beginning of the story; graphics anchored at the character level import at the correct character position.
-- Imports text in text boxes created with the Word 97/98 Insert > Text Box command. The text imports at the beginning of the story, followed by floating graphics and the remaining text in the document. Multiple text boxes are separated by an extra paragraph return. Text in text boxes imports with the same character and paragraph formatting as regular document text.
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Adobe PageMaker 6.5 or later for MacOS (English language versions of PageMaker only)
1. Exit PageMaker 6.5.
2. Delete the PM65FILT.CNF file from the Adobe PageMaker 6.5:RSRC folder.
3. Do one of the following:
-- For Apple Macintosh computers with a 68030 processor or later model, delete the MS Word 97 Import 68K.flt file, if it exists. Then copy version 2.0 of the MS Word 97 Import 68K.flt file into the Adobe PageMaker 6.5:RSRC:Filters folder.
-- For Power Macintosh computers, delete the MS Word 97 Import PPC.flt file from the Adobe PageMaker 6.5:RSRC:Filters folder, if it exists. Then copy version 2.0 of the MS Word 97/98 Import PPC.flt file into the Adobe PageMaker 6.5:RSRC:Filters folder.
4. Restart PageMaker 6.5.
For details on using the Word 97/98 Import Filter, see the Read Me document included in the archive.
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