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Microsoft KB Archive/107764

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WD: MacWord Outline Heading Indents Lost Converting to DOSWord

PSS ID Number: Q107764 Article last modified on 11-24-1998

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 MS-DOS, versions 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 ==

SYMPTOMS

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

Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 3

instead appears in Word for MS-DOS outline view as:

Heading 1 Heading 2 Heading 3

CAUSE

This problem occurs if you do not attach a Word for MS-DOS style sheet containing heading level styles that coincide with the headings in your Word for the Macintosh outline.

WORKAROUND

When you choose to save as Word for MS-DOS format, Word for the Macintosh prompts you with the message, “Attach a style sheet to converted Word file?”

To work around this problem, provide the path and name of a Word for MS-DOS style sheet that contains heading paragraph styles coinciding with each level in your outline. Word will subsequently preserve the appearance of all outline heading levels in Word for MS-DOS outline view.

MORE INFORMATION

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 saving as Word for MS-DOS format.

Additional query words: textconv conversion converted converts transfer transfers translation translate d_word m_word ====================================================================== Keywords : kbinterop 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.