How to Convert Quattro Pro Files to Word Documents

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Quattro Pro is a spreadsheet program similar to Microsoft Excel. The easiest way to convert Quattro Pro files to Microsoft Word (DOC) format is to convert them to Microsoft Excel (XLS) format, then convert the Excel document to Microsoft Word format. If you have Microsoft Excel on your computer, you can use it to open Quattro Pro documents, then save them in Excel format; if not, and the Quattro Pro files have the extension .wb2, you can convert them to .xls using Media Convert, a free online file converter. You can then either paste the Excel spreadsheet into a Microsoft Word document or convert the XLS file to DOC and open it in another word processing program.

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Excel (optional)
  • Microsoft Word (optional)
  • Total Excel Converter (optional)

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  1. 1

    Go to "Start->Settings->Control Panel" (or "Start->Control Panel" in Windows XP).

  2. 2

    Choose "Add/Remove Programs," highlight "Microsoft Office" or "Microsoft Excel," and click "Add/Remove."

  3. 3

    Click on "Add/Remove Features," locate and run "Quattro Pro Converter 5.0" to install the converter, and click "Update Now" to complete.

  4. 4

    Open Microsoft Excel. Go to "File->Open" and select the Quattro Pro file you wish to convert.

  5. 5

    Go to "File->Save As," select "Microsoft Excel (*.xls)" under "Save as type" and click "Save."

  1. 1

    Open the Media Convert website.

  2. 2

    Browse for and select the Quattro Pro (WB2) file you wish to convert.

  3. 3

    Select "Microsoft Excel (.xls)" under "Output Format" and click "OK" to convert the file.

  1. 1

    Open a new Microsoft Word document. Copy and paste the contents of your converted Excel file.

  2. 2

    Click the "Paste Options" icon next to the data. Choose "Match Destination Table Style" or "Keep Source Formatting" to keep the data as tables, "Keep Text Only" to reformat the data into paragraphs of text or "Paste as Picture" (Microsoft Word 2007 only).

  3. 3

    Save the document in Microsoft Word (DOC) format.

  1. 1

    Download and install Total Excel Converter. Run the program.

  2. 2

    Locate the file you wish to convert and highlight it.

  3. 3

    Click "DOC" under "Convert to" to save a copy of the file in DOC format.

Tips and warnings

  • Microsoft Excel 2007 does not support Quattro Pro format.
  • The Microsoft Excel converter only works for Quattro Pro versions 1.0 to 5.0.
  • Total Excel Converter is free for personal use, but you must purchase it to use for commercial purposes.

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