Microsoft KB Archive/107896
DisplayWrite 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 converting from DisplayWrite versions 4v1, 4v2, and 5.0 to Word 6.0 for Windows.
Features that are converted completely are not listed. Only features that are not converted, are not supported in Word 6.0, or require some comment are included. "Yes" means the feature exists in both products and is converted from DisplayWrite to Word 6.0. "No" means it exists in both products but is not completely converted to Word. "N/S" means the feature is not supported in Word 6.0.
DisplayWrite Feature to Word 6.0 Comments ------- ------------ -------- Character Formatting: Color No Converted to black text Font No All fonts are mapped to Courier New. Sizing is approximated. Hyphenation See comment Required and optional (syllable) hyphens convert to normal hyphens. Character Mapping See comment All EBCDIC characters that have an equivalent character in Windows convert to Word 6.0. Non-supported characters convert as the "@" character. Strikethrough/ See comment Overstrike becomes strikethrough. Overstrike Superscript/ See comment Superscripts and subscripts appear Subscript 6 pts above and below the main text line, respectively. DisplayWrite No These font styles are converted to Typestyles Courier New font and Word's default 4069-6139 point size. Paragraph Formatting: Hanging indents See comment Simulated with tabs and indents. Keep with next No Keep lines together No Space before/after See comment Simulated with blank lines. paragraphs Headers/footers No First page headers or footers are converted to odd page headers or footers. Line numbering No Columns No DisplayWrite flowing, balanced, and flowing-balanced text columns convert to full-width, single- column document paragraphs. Document Formatting: Footnotes See comment Custom footnote numbering converts to automatic numbering and the default separator is used. Other Features: Graphics No Index See comment Appearance is maintained in conversion to normal text. Linedraw Yes DisplayWrite linedraw characters mapped to equivalent characters available via Word's MS LineDraw font. Merge codes/ No Print Merge Outlining See comment Appearance is preserved. Outlines are converted to indents. Page number Yes Page numbers are converted, but not page number formatting. Tables of contents See comment Appearance is maintained in conversion to normal text. User defined No controls Voice notes No
The DisplayWrite converter functions in one direction only. Data may be brought into Word 6.0 from DisplayWrite files, but not saved in DisplayWrite 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 Conversion Limitations topic.
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000