Microsoft KB Archive/108248
Word 6.0 for Windows Converter Kit Missing WRD6CONV.DOC
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0
The Word 6.0 for Windows Converter Kit cover letter references a document named WRD6CONV.DOC as containing a complete list of Word 6.0 for Windows formatting features that did not exist in Word 2.0 and will not be retained in conversion.
The cover letter indicates this document is installed with the converter. However, this document actually is not installed with the converter and is not included with the converter kit.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This cover letter is included in a later version of Microsoft Word.
If you have access to Word 6.0 for Windows, to access the information meant to appear in WRD6CONV.DOC, double-click the Help button on the Standard toolbar, and then type readme. Press ENTER twice, choose File Conversion, choose Conversion Limitations, and observe the "Converting from Microsoft Word 6.0 to Microsoft Word 2.x" topic.
For users that have access only to Word 2.x for Windows, this information has been reproduced in the MORE INFORMATION section below:
Word 6.0 reads all previous formats of Word for Windows directly. This section discusses problems or limitations that may arise when converting Word 6.0 documents into Word 2.0 format, either by saving as Word for Windows 2.0 format or by reading the Word for Windows 6.0 document into Word 2.0.
Word 6.0 to Feature Word 2.0 Comments ------- -------- -------- Character Formatting: Superscript/Subscript N/S This property is emulated with raised/lowered. Expand/Condense Yes Word 6.0 supports finer control over this. The value is rounded to the closest value Word 2.0 supports. Underline Yes Dotted-underline formatting is not supported in Word 2.0 Kerning N/S Not a feature of Word 2.0 Paragraph Formatting: Borders, shading See comment Word 6.0 has more borders and shading options than Word 2.0. Word 6.0 borders are mapped to the closest approximation in Word 2.0. Other Features: Cell borders, shading See comment Word 6.0 has more borders and shading options than Word 2.0. Word 6.0 borders are mapped to the closest approximation in Word 2.0. Fields See comment Word 6.0 has additional fields and field switches. These are preserved in conversion along with the current results. If these fields are updated, the results may be lost. Reopening the file in Word 6.0 and updating the fields will restore the result. Drawing Layer No All drawn objects are lost. Form Fields See comment Results of text fields are displayed. Other form fields and bar code fields have no result to display. Styles See comment Word 2.0 allows only 223 user- defined styles. Style numbers greater than that and style references to them are not retained, although the formatting is. Endnotes Yes All footnotes and endnotes are retained, but they are merged into one continuous stream. Bullets/Numbering Yes Automatic bullets and numbers are converted to plain text. Character Styles No Style definitions are lost, although formatting is retained. Bar Tabs No Mail Merge See comment When opening Word 6.0 documents in Word 2.0, mail merge documents (main documents, header sources, and data sources) lose their association with each other. This association can be restored by running Print Merge again. Master Documents No Master documents lose the contents and association with the subdocuments. Subdocuments are automatically converted into separate files if you save as Word 2.0. Reading in Word 6.0 files will only convert the master document. Revision marks See comment Multiple author/color revision marks convert to single color. Variable-width Columns N/S Variable-width columns are mapped to equal-width columns. Bookmarks & References See comment Word 6.0 allows greater flexibility in naming bookmarks. These are converted as closely as possible along with the corresponding references. Page Numbering See comment Word 6.0 has more page numbering options than Word 2.0. These are mapped to the closest alternative in Word 2.0
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000