As explained elsewhere in this thread, this is not the best forum to ask Word/WordPad questions. That said, though, both Word and WordPad can read and write files using RTF (Rich Text Format). I believe WordPad uses this format by default, but Word doesn't, you'll have to explicitly choose that format when saving in Word to save documents that will be compatible with WordPad. -- Brendan Reynolds "Mel" <Mel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:FA2DA858-02EA-465A-9DD1-ADBFF639C56F@microsoft.com... > Older computer has microsoft millennium and this program contains word > pad. > I am writting alot of papers for college and when these are saved on disk > I > cannot open (of course college has microsoft word). I have tried to email > it > as an attachment it still will not open. Question, can you convert > millennium to microsoft word?