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Microsoft KB Archive/107763

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WD: DOSWord Outline Heading Indents Lost Converting to MacWord

PSS ID Number: Q107763 Article last modified on 11-25-1998

MACINTOSH: 5.0, 5.1: MS-DOS: 5.0, 5.5, 6.0

MACINTOSH MS-DOS

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The information in this article applies to:

  • == Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 5.0, 5.1, and 5.1a ==

SYMPTOMS

When you open a Word for MS-DOS document in Word for the Macintosh, all headings will appear as normal (flush-left) text in outline view. For example, what originally appears in Word for MS-DOS as

Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 3

instead appears in Word for the Macintosh outline view as:

Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 3

CAUSE

This problem occurs if you do not attach a style sheet to your Word for MS-DOS document that contains heading level styles coinciding with headings applied in outline view.

Word for MS-DOS and Word for the Macintosh retain outline information within a document differently. Word for the Macintosh depends on heading level paragraph styles to format outline headings. With Word for MS-DOS, you can raise or lower heading levels within outline view without actually applying styles to the text.

Word for the Macintosh depends on heading level style information from a Word for MS-DOS style sheet to establish the proper paragraph heading styles and retain appearance of an outline when opening a Word for MS-DOS document.

WORKAROUND

Prior to opening a Word for MS-DOS document into Word for the Macintosh, attach a style sheet that contains heading paragraph styles coinciding with each level in your outline. Appearance will subsequently be preserved for all outline heading levels in Word for the Macintosh outline view.

MORE INFORMATION

If styles are not defined for all heading levels in the attached Word for MS-DOS style sheet, those headings without an associated style appear as normal text in Word for the Macintosh outline view.

In addition, whether or not heading level styles are applied in Word for MS-DOS, any character and paragraph formatting applied to heading level text are preserved and appear in Word for the Macintosh normal and layout views.

Additional query words: textconv conversion converted converts transfer transfers translation translate d_word m_word ====================================================================== Keywords : kbinterop macword Version : MACINTOSH: 5.0, 5.1: MS-DOS: 5.0, 5.5, 6.0 Platform : MACINTOSH MS-DOS Issue type : kbprb ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.