Microsoft KB Archive/100334

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WD: Text/Subscribe Changes Format When Saved as Word for Windows


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 5.0, 5.1
  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 2.0c-CD
  • Macintosh Operating System


Word for the Macintosh documents that have been saved and opened in Word for Windows 2.0 format may exhibit formatting changes. This can occur if the original document contains a Subscriber. In some instances, the entire Subscriber may unexpectedly change. This can occur if you have applied manual formatting (such as bold, italic, underline, outline, or all caps) to the first character of the Publisher.

The resulting Word for Windows 2.0 document will incorrectly display all nonformatted text in the Subscriber area with the manual formatting. For example, if the letter H in the Publisher, "Have a nice day" is manually formatted All Caps, the Subscriber information becomes HAVE A NICE DAY.


To prevent manual formatting from affecting all nonformatted text in a Subscriber, add a space, period, or other character that doesn't have manual formatting to the beginning of the text before publishing.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Word for the Macintosh versions 5.0 and 5.1. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbinterop kbconversion winword macword
Issue type : kbbug
Technology : kbOSMAC kbWordSearch kbWordWSearch kbWordMSearch

Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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