Microsoft KB Archive/107794
How Character Attributes Convert Between WordPerfect and Word
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, version 6.0
The following is a list of all character attributes and how they convert between Word 6.0 for Windows and WordPerfect version 5.1 for MS-DOS and versions 5.1 and 5.2 for Windows.
All formatting-feature names listed below are based on their Word for Windows naming conventions. When a name for a similar or equivalent feature in WordPerfect differs, that name is included within parentheses. A key of abbreviations is included following the table.
WP Win Character to to Formatting Win WP Comments ---------- --- --- -------- (Attributes Defined In WordPerfect, bold and/or italic with Base Font) attributes can be applied as an integral part of some font Bold Y N/A definitions. Such a definition might appear in WordPerfect Reveal Codes Italic Y N/A similar to the following: Bold Italic Y N/A [Font:Bookman <Bold> 12pt] When a document containing this type of formatting is converted to Word, the bold and/or italic attributes are retained as independent formats. Attributes Applied Independently: Bold Y Y Italic Y Y Strikethrough Y Y (Strikeout) Hidden Y Y WordPerfect Comment entries are (Comment) converted to hidden text in Word, and vice versa. Bold, italic, and underline formats applied within a comment in WordPerfect are retained as independent formatting in Word. Small caps Y Y All caps N/A E WordPerfect's Convert Case command (Capitalization: Uppercase and Lowercase options are upper/lowercase) actions, not formats. If you choose to convert case, the action is permanent and all that remains is capitalized text. Therefore, in conversion to Word, capitalized text is preserved as capitalized text, but no all caps format is applied. In conversion to WordPerfect, all caps incorrectly maps to small caps. For more information, query on the following words: textconv all caps wordperfect problem Super/subscript Y Y Position N/A N Custom offsets above or below the baseline are not a feature of WordPerfect, and any setting applied in Word reverts to the default offset in WordPerfect. Color P Y Word currently supports 16 font (Print Color) colors. WordPerfect supports a larger palette (however this is restricted by the current printer's capability). WordPerfect also allows adjustment of hue, saturation (density), and lumination (brightness). The WordPerfect predefined colors black, white, red, green, blue, yellow, magenta, cyan, and gray are converted to dark variations of the same colors in Word. Orange and brown, which have no equivalents, are converted to dark red and dark yellow, respectively. Custom color definitions comprising any combination of hue, saturation, and lumination are converted to white. (Outline) N N/A Not a feature of Word for Windows. (Shadow) N N/A Not a feature of Word for Windows. (Size) In WordPerfect, character size can be changed not only by literally Fine Y N/A specifying a new font/size, but also by using the Size command. Small Y N/A When a size command is applied in Large Y N/A WordPerfect, it changes the size of the text it encompasses in proportion Very large Y N/A to the size of the current base font. Extra large Y N/A WordPerfect supplies six size options, including Fine, Small, Super/subscript Y N/A Large, Very Large, Extra Large, and Super/Subscript. By default, Changes to default N N/A these sizes are applied as 60%, 80%, size ratios 120%, 150%, 200%, and 60% of the current base font point size. For example, in a WordPerfect document containing a single font definition of Courier 12pt, if the Very Large Size command is applied to text following this font definition in the document, 200% of 12pt equals 24pt. Indeed, 24pt is the font size that will be applied in conversion to Word. WordPerfect also allows changes to be made to the size attribute ratios for any of its 6 size formats. For example, the ratio for Extra Large can be changed from its default of 200% to any other percentage. Changes to the default ratios are not respected when a document is converted to Word. Spacing: (Letterspacing) Condensed N N (percent of optimal) Expanded N N (percent of optimal) (Word Spacing) N N/A Justification N N/A limits Kerning (Automatic) Y Y When converting WordPerfect documents in which automatic kerning is active, the Points And Above measure in Word for the kerned text is set to the current font size active at the location at which kerning was applied in the original WordPerfect document. (Manual) Y N/A WordPerfect Manual Kerning is actually applied within WordPerfect documents as Advance formatting and is converted as such. For more information on how Advance formatting is converted, query on the following words: textconv wordperfect advance
Table Key --------- Y - Supported in conversion N - Not supported in conversion E - Emulated in appearance with loss of actual format, or emulated with similar formatting feature P - Partially retained N/A - Not applicable: The source product does not have this feature.
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000