Microsoft filters

I was trying import some return address labels from word to corel which did not work. So I looked it up in my Corel Draw books and the books taked about filters but give me no idea on where to find filters to import word to draw. I google it and can’t find anything. Any ideas where I can find such a filter?

 

Thanks

Kimberly

 

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  • Kimberly, what happens when you try to import? Also, what version of MS
    Word are you using?
    The filters are simply the piece of the program that lets you import or
    save to a particular file type. They come with your program if they're
    available at all. The reason I ask about versions is that CorelDRAW
    can't import a Word document that's newer than it is. The newest version
    it can handle is Word 2002. It may help to save your Word document to an
    older version (give it a new name so you don't loose your original!)
    Now, IF you have compatible versions, but for some reason the .doc
    filter didn't get installed or turned on with your CorelDRAW, there are
    two places to check to fix the situation.
    1. Tools/Options - scroll all the way to the bottom of the left hand
    column and expand Global by clicking on the (+) sign. Click Filters. Now
    on the far right column, scroll down probably to near the bottom of the
    list of active filters. That's where you'll find the text filters. If
    your version of Word isn't listed, expand the Text category from the
    remaining list and choose it from there. There should be three DOC
    filters listed in one category or the other or both if they've been
    installed. If they're not in the list of active filters, but are in the
    available file types, select them from the left, then click the Add
    button. You'll need to do it one at a time.
    2. IF the DOC filters don't appear in the list, you'll need to do a
    repair install, and make sure "install filters" is a part of the
    process. (Can't give you specifics there, because you are probably on XP
    and I'm using Vista. The process is a bit different.)
    Hope that gets you going.
    Val P.

    Kimberlh wrote:
    > I was trying import some return address labels from word to corel which
    > did not work. So I looked it up in my Corel Draw books and the books
    > taked about filters but give me no idea on where to find filters to
    > import word to draw. I google it and can’t find anything. Any ideas
    > where I can find such a filter?
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Kimberly
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > http://community.coreldraw.com/forums/p/3539/12806.aspx#12806
    >
  • In reply to Val P.:

    Thank you, I printed out your posting and am going to go into my corel setting and look at all this before posting any more. I never thought about check out the  filter setting, I know I had to change those before because I have a student version my son picked up at college a few years back which was cheaper at the college store. The features are here however need turned on many times.  

     

    Thanks again 

  • In reply to Val P.:

    Val P.
    1. Tools/Options - scroll all the way to the bottom of the left hand
    column and expand Global by clicking on the (+) sign. Click Filters. Now
    on the far right column, scroll down probably to near the bottom of the
    list of active filters. That's where you'll find the text filters. If
    your version of Word isn't listed, expand the Text category from the
    remaining list and choose it from there. There should be three DOC
    filters listed in one category or the other or both if they've been
    installed. If they're not in the list of active filters, but are in the
    available file types, select them from the left, then click the Add
    button. You'll need to do it one at a time.

     

    Hello again,

     I did this as you directed and found in active filter Doc Word 97/2000/2002 but I still could not the word file to input or open in corel draw 12. 

     So I looked under filter + at associated and found a list of filters but the only one check is CDR. Should the Word doc 97/2002/2002 be checked?  or any of the other filters if I want them to work. 

     I am going to check it and do a test run but figure I post also to see if I could get some input.

     

    Thank you
    Kimberly

     

     

  • In reply to Kimberly:

     Kimberly,

    Word files won't open in CorelDRAW. You MAY be able to IMPORT them, if it's an older version of Word than your version of CorelDRAW. (you can not open a file from another program that is a newer version than CorelDRAW 12 was equipped to handle when it first came out.) I'm afraid if you can't get it to import, you'll need to open it in your word processor, then copy and paste. You'll need to do text separately from images. Alternatively, if you can get the word file to publish to PDF from your word processor, you may have more success opening it in CorelDRAW, but again this feature is dependent on the version of PDF being old enough for version 12 of CorelDRAW to read it.

    I'm out of town right now, with limited internet access, so I hope I've given you enough to go on.

    Have fun!

    Val P. 

  • In reply to Kimberly:

    Sorry, Kimberly. I just had another look at your message (I've been out of town over the weekend). If the Doc/Word filter is in the list of active filters, it should be working - up to Word 2002. There are several versions of Word after that, so the DOC file you're trying to import may not be supported if it was created in a recent version of Word. That's what I was trying to say in my previous message.

    Hope that clarifies things.

    Val P.