Microsoft KB Archive/107891

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MultiPlan Converter Limitations in Word 6.0 for Windows


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, version 6.0


This article provides information about limitations when opening Microsoft MultiPlan version 3.x, 4.0, and 4.2 spreadsheet files into Word 6.0 for Windows.

Features that are converted completely are not listed. Only features that are not converted or require some comment are included.

Feature                     Comments
---------                   --------


  Color                     Colors and border colors are not converted.

  Row height                Rows take on the height of the cell in the row
                            that contains the most data.

  Column width              Most rows retain column width. Hidden columns
                            and zero-width columns become a standard

  Regular MultiPlan         MultiPlan tries to fit numbers in general
  formats                   format into the current column width. When
                            converted, these numbers are brought in at
                            their full precision. You may therefore see
                            more decimal places than you did in your

Worksheet Size:

  Less than 32 columns      A table is created in Word 6.0.

  More than 32 columns      The worksheet is represented in Word 6.0 as
  or wider than 22 inches   tab-delimited text.


  Ranges                    The converter displays a dialog box asking you
                            to choose from a list of range names. Type in
                            a MultiPlan range (for example, b2..g43) or
                            choose an existing range name (for example,
                            my_data), or press ENTER to convert the entire

  Password                  If the worksheet is password protected, you
                            are asked to enter the password. You may have
                            to reenter the password when beginning a print
                            merge operation.

  Empty worksheets          Empty worksheets are imported into Word 6.0 as
                            a single empty cell. 


The MultiPlan converter functions in one direction only. Data may be brought into Word 6.0 from MultiPlan files but not saved in MultiPlan format.

The information above is extracted from the SCNVINFO.DOC file supplied with the Word 6.0 for Windows Supplemental File Conversions Disks.

For information on limitations and options when converting to and from file formats for which converters are supplied with Word, double-click the Help button on the Standard toolbar in Word, and then type readme. Press ENTER twice, click File Conversion, and view the relevant Conversion Limitations topic.

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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