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Q: Convert Ami Pro (.SAM) to word documents ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Convert Ami Pro (.SAM) to word documents
Category: Computers
Asked by: amk5-ga
List Price: $4.00
Posted: 04 May 2004 04:16 PDT
Expires: 03 Jun 2004 04:16 PDT
Question ID: 340802
i need to convert old ami pro files to word. I have Office XP, and do
not want to install an older version of word, nor do i want to install
Ami Pro, or other lotus word products. The previous converter pack for
Office had AmiPro.cnv as part of the distribution, but this has been
removed. Other applications to convert to word from ami pro are
costly, and untried. What is the best and least expensive way to do
Subject: Re: Convert Ami Pro (.SAM) to word documents
Answered By: willie-ga on 05 May 2004 05:30 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi, and thanks for the question

I've just done this myself. This one is free, and it works.

Download the Amipro to Word converter from here:

Unzip it and install the file ami332.csv in the folder \Program
Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TextConv

You'll be able to see your amipro files when you try to open a file in
Word. You'll get a warning message thast you're opening a non-word
file, but then it opens up just fine.


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"amipro converter for word"
amk5-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
the exact answer with as few words as possible - thanks a friggin
million! (or at least four bucks worth!)

Subject: Re: Convert Ami Pro (.SAM) to word documents
From: kaustubh-ga on 04 May 2004 13:52 PDT
The Office Converter Packs for Office 97, 2000, and XP have been
retired from the Microsoft Download Center due to the discovery of a
potential security vulnerability. The Office 2003 version of the
converter pack will work with Office 97, 2000, and XP applications.

Go to this link

The earlier versions of Office Converter Pack had the Ami Pro
converter, but since I don't use MS Office anymore I couldn't test
this out for you. Just try anyway, you've got nothing to lose :)
Subject: Re: Convert Ami Pro (.SAM) to word documents
From: peebee-ga on 22 Sep 2004 11:20 PDT
Seems to me that most of the links posted above no longer function.

The original Microsoft converters for Word 97 (which also work for
Word 2000, and I *think* also work for newer releases), are available

Download wdsupcnv.exe Zip file from that site.  The site is in
Spanish, but the Zip file includes directions in English.  All you
need to do is extract the Ami332.cnv file and plop it in the right
directory, that will permit you to open .sam files from within word. 
If you set the .sam file association for Windows to point to Word.exe,
then double-clicking .sam files will also open them.

If you've made your way to this thread, you probably already know that
Microsoft retracted these files some time ago, due to security issues.
 SO BEWARE.  USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.  I can state that I've
successfullly used them to open .sam files into Word 2000 under XP. 
Also, my very uneducated guess is that it would be the rare hacker
that would try to screw with your computer via some old software that
Microsoft doesn't even publish anymore.  But what do I know?

Hope this helps.  Good luck.
Subject: Re: Convert Ami Pro (.SAM) to word documents
From: novell_np-ga on 06 Dec 2004 18:22 PST
Hi all. I've been searching everywhere for a converter to convert my
old university thesis file to MS Word.

I've downloaded the Ami332.cnv as suggested above and it works! All
the texts and even format are in place. The only problem is that all
the pictures, graphics and diagrams in the .sam file are gone. How do
I get all the images to appear in the converted file? Thanks in

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