Posted By:Graham Hadfield
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Subject:Re: how to open gedcom from paf 5 if no paf software
Post Date:June 17, 2004 at 10:44:47
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/paf/messages/3167.html
Forum:Personal Ancestral File Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/paf/

A Gedcom file is actually an ASCII text file so it is possible to open it in Word. However to make any sense of the data you must use a program such as PAF or FTM which can understand the codes associated with each record and convert them back into a database. Probably the best thing your friend can do is to download PAF 5 and use that.
Regards,
Graham