Microsoft KB Archive/107897
Works for MS-DOS 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 and options when converting between Word 6.0 for Windows and Works for MS-DOS.
Features that are converted completely are not listed. Only features that are not converted, are not supported in one product or the other, or require some comment are included. "Yes" means the feature exists in both products and is converted from one product to the other. "No" means it exists in both products but is not completely converted between the two. "N/S" means the feature is not supported in one of the products or is not converted completely between products.
Word 6.0 Works to Feature to Works Word 6.0 Comments ------- -------- -------- -------- Character Formatting: Color No No All character colors map to Auto in Word for Windows. Font Mapping See...........comment Because a particular word processor's fonts are dependent on the installed printer drivers, fonts may not be translated perfectly when converting to and from Microsoft Word 6.0. You can control the font translation of Works for MS-DOS files by using the font-mapping file RTF_WWP.TXT, which is included on the Supplemental File Conversions Disk. The font-mapping file overrides the default font mapping made by the Word 6.0 converter. To use RTF_WWP.TXT, rename its filename extension to .DAT and move it to the same directory as the converter. To customize the file, open it in Word and follow the instructions contained in the file itself. Paragraph Formatting: Tabs See...........comment Tab leaders for default tabs in Works are not converted to Word. Bullets and See comment N/S Bullets and numbering are Numbering converted to plain text. Section Formatting: Headers/footers See...........comment To be converted, headers and footers must be located at the beginning of the Works document. Works headers are converted to a single paragraph in Word. Even/odd special See...........comment Works does not have different right and left headers. If one of the two is present in a Word document, it is preserved in the Works document. If right and left headers are both present, the latter of the two is preserved. Tables See comment N/S Table cells in Word are converted to sequential paragraphs in Works. Other Features: Frames See comment N/S Framed objects are vertically positioned when converted to Works. Annotations See comment N/S Annotations are converted to footnotes in Works. Footnotes (manual See...........comment Only the first character reference marks) of a user-defined footnote reference mark is converted to Works. Automatic footnotes are converted. Works 3.0 end-of-page footnotes convert to end- of-section footnotes Graphics No No Spreadsheet Links No No Styles See comment N/S Styles are converted to direct formatting in Works. Outlining No N/S Outline structure is lost when converting to Works. Tables of contents, See...........comment Generated tables of indexes, tables of contents and indexes authority are converted. TC (Table of Contents Entry) fields are not converted.
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