Microsoft KB Archive/169969
WD97: Contents of Wdread8.txt File for Word 97 Alpha Version
Article ID: Q169969
The information in this article applies to:
Wdread8.txt is a text file that contains supplemental information about installing and using Microsoft Word 97 for Windows on the Alpha platform.
The "More Information" section of this article contains the complete text of the Wdread8.txt file, which is located in the Office folder on your Microsoft Office 97 or Microsoft Word 97 CD-ROM. It is also located in the Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office folder on your hard drive after you install Microsoft Word 97 for Windows on the Alpha platform on your computer.
For phone numbers and support options on all Microsoft products, please see the information available on the Microsoft Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/support/supportnet/overview/overview.asp.
MICROSOFT WORD 97 README FILE
(c) 1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
This document provides late-breaking or other information that supplements the Microsoft Word 97 documentation.
INSTALLING MICROSOFT WORD 97 IMPORTANT: Disable Virus Protection Before Running Setup Minimum System Requirements for Microsoft Word 97 Requirements for Microsoft Word 97 with Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Installation Instructions Using Punctuation Characters in Directory Names May Cause Problems MICROSOFT WORD 97 HELP AND GETTING RESULTS BOOK Help Topics Graphics Don't Print Clearly Correction to Getting Results Book WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS Cannot Edit a Word Document Embedded Object in Word 95 Cannot Edit an Embedded Object Created in a Word 95 Document After Saving in Word 97 Cannot Undo Edit After Attaching a Template Issues When Running FX!32 Problems With Filters not Being Upgraded for Word 97 MICROSOFT WORD 97 VALUPACK Microsoft Word 97 ValuPack Setup May Not Be Successful Without Administrative Permissions Installation of Word 97 Import Converter for Word 6.0 for Alpha/NT PRINTING Solutions for Printing Drawing Objects MICROSOFT VISUAL BASIC FOR APPLICATIONS Changes to Code Examples InsertSymbol Method Has a Fourth Argument RevisedLinesColor Property Reload Method Not Available MsgBox Function ReSize Event MICROSOFT FORMS 2.0: ISSUES AND DOCUMENTATION CHANGES Methods Controls Events Properties Other Known Issues INFORMATION ABOUT DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATIONS FX!32 MICROSOFT TECHNICAL SUPPORT
INSTALLING MICROSOFT WORD 97
IMPORTANT: Disable Virus Protection Before Running Setup
Some virus protection programs, such as VSafe.com and Norton Anti-Virus Autoprotect, can interfere with the Microsoft Word 97 Setup program. If you use a virus protection program on your computer, please disable it before running Setup. (You can re-enable the virus protection program after Setup is complete.) Note: If your virus-detection program starts automatically when you start Windows, you can disable it by restarting Windows while holding down the SHIFT key.
Minimum System Requirements for Microsoft Word 97
To use the Alpha system version of Microsoft Word 97, you need:
capabilities) Additional items or services required to use certain features:
separate fee to a service provider.
1. Quit all programs if any are running.
2. Insert the Microsoft Excel 97 and Microsoft Word 97 CD-ROM into your
3. Click Run on the Start menu, and type the following (assuming your
CD-ROM drive is drive D): D:\word\setup.exe
Using Punctuation Characters in Directory Names May Cause Problems If the name of the directory you install Microsoft Excel 97 or Microsoft Word 97 into includes a comma (,), single quotation mark ('), or exclamation point (!), you may have problems when you use the programs. To avoid problems, use the default directory or use only letters and numbers in directory names.
MICROSOFT WORD 97 HELP AND GETTING RESULTS BOOK
Help Topics Graphics Don't Print Clearly
When you print a Help topic that contains a graphic, the graphic may not print clearly. In particular, this occurs when you print a topic with grayscale colors using a printer driver that does not have options to control dithering.
Correction to Getting Results Book
On page 218, "Click Scrolling Text (Format menu)." should be "Click Scrolling Text (Insert menu)."
WORKING WITH DOCUMENTS
Cannot Edit a Word Document Embedded Object in Word 95
When you insert a Word document as an embedded object in a document in Word 97, save the document in the Word 6.0/95 format or Rich Text Format, and then open the document in Word 95, you may receive the error message "Word cannot edit the object" when you double-click the object to edit it. This occurs because when you save the document created in Word 97 in the Word 6.0/95 format or Rich Text Format, the embedded object is not saved as a Word 95 document object. To edit the object, you must have Word 97 installed on your computer.
Cannot Edit an Embedded Object Created in a Word 95 Document After Saving in Word 97
If you create an embedded object in a Word 95 document, open the document in Word 97, and then save the document in Word 6.0/95 format or Rich Text Format, the embedded object is updated to a later version of the OLE object server program on the computer running Word 97. If you reopen the document in Word 95 on a computer that does not have Word 97 installed, you may not be able to edit the object.
This can occur with any OLE object, including objects created in Word 97 documents. To see a list of OLE server programs installed on your computer, view the list in the Object dialog box (Insert Menu).
Cannot Undo Edit After Attaching a Template
When you attach a different template to the active document, the Undo command (Edit menu) is not available. This may occur after running a wizard that attaches a template to the active document.
Issues When Running FX!32
If you are running FX!32, you may encounter problems loading some Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) templates, add-in programs, or macros. You can correct these problems by performing one of the following:
Problems With Filters not Being Upgraded for Word 97
Some image filters have not been upgraded since Word 6.0 for Windows NT for Alpha. These image filters include the CGM import filter (Cgmimp32.flt), the DRW import filter (Drwimp32.flt), the DXF import filter (Dxfimp32.flt), and the WPG export filter (Wpgexp32.flt). When using these filters, some files may not show a preview of the image or look correct in Word. If you are experiencing problems with these filters and would like more information about them, search for "graphics file formats" in Help.
MICROSOFT WORD 97 VALUPACK
Microsoft Word 97 ValuPack Setup May Not Be Successful Without Administrative Permissions
If you use Windows NT Workstation 4.0 you must be a member of the Administrators group to install some components of the Word 97 ValuPack.
Installation of Word 97 Import Converter for Word 6.0 for Alpha/NT
This converter enables Word 6.0 users to read documents created in Word 97. Go to the Microsoft Word Web site at http://www.microsoft.com/word for the latest Microsoft Word 97 converters.
Solutions for Printing Drawing Objects
This section lists workarounds for printer driver and other printing problems.
PostScript printing, Windows NT Workstation versions 4.0: Fill effects may not print correctly. The problem may be fixed by upgrading to the latest version of the Microsoft PostScript Driver for Windows NT Workstation 4.0.
Download the latest driver from:
Lexmark Optra R and Optra L Series PostScript, Windows NT Workstation version 4.0: Gradient-filled objects may print poorly. Contact the Lexmark Technical Support Center for assistance. MICROSOFT VISUAL BASIC FOR APPLICATIONS
Changes to Code Examples
Code examples in Microsoft Word Visual Basic Help (VbaWrd8.hlp) should be changed as follows.
ExitWindows method example -- change the first line to:
Documents.Save NoPrompt:=True, OriginalFormat:=wdOriginalDocumentFormat
OutsideLineWidth property example -- change fourth line in the first example to:
OutsideLineWidth = wdLineWidth075pt
SnapToShapes property example -- change the first example to:
Options.SnapToShapes = True
DefaultBorderColorIndex Property Example -- change the example to read:
ActiveDocument.Paragraphs(1).Borders.Enable = True With Options .DefaultBorderColorIndex = wdRed .DefaultBorderLineStyle = wdLineStyleDouble End With
Hyperlinks property example -- change the second line of the third example to:
If InStr(LCase(aHyperlink.Address), "microsoft") <> 0 Then
MailMergeDataFields Collection object -- change the first line in the second example in the topic to:
If ActiveDocument.MailMerge.DataSource.Type = wdMergeInfoFromWord Then
MailMergeFieldNames Collection object -- change the first line in the second example in the topic to:
If ActiveDocument.MailMerge.DataSource.Type = wdMergeInfoFromWord Then
SpellingSuggestion object -- change the second line in the first example in the topic to:
RevisedPropertiesMark property example -- change second example to:
temp = Options.RevisedPropertiesMark
Dictionary object -- change the first line of the last example in the topic to:
Set myspell = Languages(wdEnglishUS).ActiveSpellingDictionary
Uniform property example -- change the third line in the first example to:
myTable.Cell(3, 3).Split 1,2
Indexes property example -- the second example is not valid and will not work. ChapterPageSeparator property example and HeadingLevelForChapter property example -- change both examples to read:
Documents.Add For i = 1 To 5 With Selection .TypeParagraph .InsertBreak End With Next i ActiveDocument.Content.Style = wdStyleHeading1 ActiveDocument.Content.ListFormat.ApplyListTemplate _ ListTemplate:=ListGalleries(wdOutlineNumberGallery).ListTemplates (7) Set myHead = ActiveDocument.Sections(1).Headers(wdHeaderFooterPrimary) With myHead.PageNumbers .Add PageNumberAlignment:=wdAlignPageNumberCenter .NumberStyle = wdPageNumberStyleArabic .IncludeChapterNumber = True .HeadingLevelForChapter = 0 .ChapterPageSeparator = wdSeparatorEnDash End With
SaveAs method -- third example should be replaced with: This example retrieves the SaveFormat property value for the WordPerfect 5.x for Windows converter, and then it uses this value with the SaveAs method.
For Each cnv In Application.FileConverters If cnv.ClassName = "WrdPrfctWin" Then ActiveDocument.SaveAs FileName:="MyWP.doc", FileFormat:=cnv.SaveFormat End If Next cnv
Points property example and SetPosition method -- example should be changed to:
Set myDocument = ActiveDocument With myDocument.Shapes(3).Nodes pointsArray = .Item(2).Points currXvalue = pointsArray(1, 1) currYvalue = pointsArray(1, 2) .SetPosition 2, currXvalue + 200, currYvalue + 300 End With
InsertSymbol Method Has a Fourth Argument
The InsertSymbol method has the following fourth argument, Bias Optional Variant. Sets the font bias for symbols. This argument is useful for setting the correct font bias for characters in Far East versions of Word. Can be one of the following WdFontBias constants:
wdFontBiasDefault, wdFontBiasDontCare, or wdFontBiasFareast.
The RevisedLinesColor property has a constant that is not valid:
Reload Method Not Available
When you use the Reload method in a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro in Microsoft Word 97, the macro may start to run before the reload is completed. You may want to avoid using the Reload method in Word.
In addition to the constants listed for the MsgBox function, the following constants are available for use as button argument settings.
Constant Value Description ---------------------------------------------------------------- vbHelp 16384 (&H4000) Adds a Help button to the message box. Click the Help button or press F1 to generate a Help event. vbSetForeground 65536 (&H10000) Places the message box in the foreground and activates it. Keyboard input is directed to the message box. vbRight 524288 (&H80000) Right-justifies the text in the message box. vbRtlReading 1048576 (&H100000) On Hebrew and Arabic systems, shows message and caption text using right-to-left reading order.
The syntax and remarks for the Resize event should read as follows:
Syntax: Private Sub UserForm_Resize()
Remarks: Use a Resize event procedure to move or resize controls when the parent UserForm is resized. You can also use this event procedure to recalculate variables or properties.
Note: UserForm controls have no Resize event.
MICROSOFT FORMS 2.0: ISSUES AND DOCUMENTATION CHANGES
The following sections describe changes to the documentation for Microsoft Forms 2.0. These changes supercede the contents of the Help file Fm20.hlp. These sections also contain known issues with Microsoft Forms 2.0.
Repaint Method: The Repaint method does not return a value. The correct syntax is:
However, if the MultiPage or TabStrip contains multiple rows of page tabs, the Click event is only initiated for tabs in the foremost row of pages.
control after setting AutoSize to True, you must also set AutoSize to False and then back to True to get the control to resize.
DragBehavior Property: fmDragBehaviorEnabled should not be used with MatchRequired = True. IMEMode Property: The following is a more detailed description of the IMEMode property.
IMEMode Meaning ---------- -------------------------------------------- NoControl The control does not affect the IME. On Activates the IME without changing its language or other settings. Off Turns the IME off without affecting the language or other settings. In China, Off also switches the keyboard to non-IME. Disabled Makes the IME disappear so that its settings cannot be changed.
All other values set the IME to a particular language. Controls, such as command buttons, that do not allow typing will disable
the IME while they have focus.
Every control makes a copy of the IME state in effect when that control receives focus. When it loses focus, it restores this saved state. This saving and restoring occurs without regard to the value of the IMEMode property of the control. This differs slightly from the example in the Help text. Each change that a user makes to the IME while a control has focus immediately updates that control's IMEMode property (if it has one). All controls will accept setting all IME modes without error, but when a
mode is not "native" to a locale it will: a. Not be listed in property sheets in that locale. b. Have the same effect as a native mode. See below.
All modes are native, except:
- Disabled is native only in Japan. Elsewhere, it acts like Off.
- In Japan, the Hangul and Hanzi modes are not native. Using them has the same effect as using Hiragana.
- In Korea, the only native modes are NoControl, Hanzi, and Alpha (Full and Half). Off and Disabled have the same effect as Alpha. On, Hiragana, Katakana, and Hanzi have the same effect as Hangul.
- In China, the Hiragana, Katakana, Hangul, and Hanzi modes are not native. Using them has the same effect as HanziFull or Hanzi as appropriate.
- Everywhere else, the only native mode is "NoControl." All other modes have the effect of "NoControl."
List Property: The last sentence of the Help text is not correct. You can use the List property to copy an entire single dimension or multidimensional array of values to a control. ListRows Property: Setting ListRows to 0 shows all the rows in the list.
and MultiLine is True.
Value Property: The Value property of the TabStrip is an integer indicating the active tab. Zero indicates the first tab. The maximum value is one less than the number of tabs. Visible Property: You are not allowed to change the Visible property of a control during the Layout event or Enter event. Doing so will cause an
error at run time.
Other Known Issues
The Marquee control included with Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 does not work properly in Microsoft Forms 2.0. This is a known problem that will be fixed in a future release of Internet Explorer.
Calling "Unload Me" during the Enter event of a Microsoft Forms 2.0 CommandButton, OptionButton, or CheckBox may result in an "Out of stack space" error or may cause an "illegal operation" error. The workaround is to call "Unload Me" during the Click event instead.
INFORMATION ABOUT DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATIONS FX!32
Digital Equipment Corporation is pleased to announce that Digital FX!32 Version 1.2 will support the other components of Office 97 (PowerPoint, for example). Refer to the readme file included with the FX!32 V1.2 kit for specific instructions and information about running Office 97 with FX!32. (Note that FX!32 Versions 1.1 and earlier do not support Office 97.)
Digital FX!32 is a revolutionary software technology that allows Alpha users running Windows NT to run Win32-based applications transparently and with very good performance. You can obtain the latest version of FX!32 from http://www.service.digital.com/fx32/.
MICROSOFT TECHNICAL SUPPORT
The following provides an overview of the support options available should you have a technical question about Microsoft Excel for Windows or Microsoft Word for Windows. Please note that these support options are available in the United States and Canada only. If you need support outside of the United States and Canada, please contact the Microsoft subsidiary nearest you. For a list of phone numbers of Microsoft subsidiaries, see the section on Technical Support Worldwide at the end of this document.
Microsoft Technical Support services are subject to then-current prices, terms, and conditions of Microsoft, which are subject to change without notice.
Online Support Site: http://www.microsoft.com/support/
The Microsoft Technical Support Online Support Site uses Microsoft cutting- edge technology to help you access the most relevant technical information and resources to answer your support questions. Diagnose and solve technical problems quickly and easily. Discuss issues and solutions with other Microsoft customers over the Internet. Or select technical articles, programming aids, or commonly asked questions from a variety of Microsoft technical databases.
Additional Information Services
Microsoft FastTips. This automated service provides quick answers to your common technical questions via an automated toll-free telephone number, fax, or mail. To access FastTips or to receive information in the United States, call the following FastTips numbers: (800) 936-4100
Microsoft TechNet. CD-ROM-based Microsoft TechNet is the front-line resource for fast, complete answers to technical questions on Microsoft desktop and systems products. For more information or to subscribe to Microsoft TechNet, call the Microsoft office nearest you.
Microsoft Developer Network Library (MSDN). CD-ROM-based MSDN is the comprehensive source of programming information and toolkits for those who write applications for the Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, and Windows NT operating systems, or use Microsoft products for development purposes. For more information or to subscribe, call the Microsoft office nearest you.
Standard No-Charge Support
In the United States and Canada, Microsoft offers unlimited no-charge usability support, for Microsoft Excel for Windows and Microsoft Word for Windows. Toll charges may apply. Microsoft also offers two (2) no-charge incidents for assistance developing custom solutions and applications using Microsoft Excel for Windows or Microsoft Word for Windows. In the United States, Standard No-Charge Support is available between 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. Pacific time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. In Canada, Standard No-Charge Support is available between 8:00 A.M. and 8:00 P.M. eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
In the United States to receive Standard No-Charge Support please call:
In Canada, for technical support for Microsoft Excel for Windows or Microsoft Word for Windows, call (905) 568-2294.
Microsoft Technical Support offers additional, priority access to Microsoft support professionals through Priority Support. In the United States, Priority Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays. In Canada, the hours are from 8:00 A.M. to midnight, 7 days a week, excluding holidays.
In the United States for usability issues at the cost of $35US per incident, call (800) 936-5700. For development issues at the costs of $55US per incident, call (800) 936-5500.
For phone numbers and support options on all Microsoft products, please see the information available on the following Microsoft Web site:
In Canada for usability issues at the cost of $45CDN per incident, call (800) 668-7975. For development issues at the cost of $55US per incident, call (800) 936-5500. Please note: 800 numbers will be billed to your VISA, MasterCard or American Express card.
For more information on Priority Support offerings, including annual accounts, call Microsoft Technical Support Sales at (800) 936-3500. In Canada, call (800) 563-9048.
Microsoft text telephone (TT/TDD) services are available for the deaf or hard-of-hearing. In the United States, using a TT/TDD modem, dial (425) 635-4948. In Canada, using a TT/TDD modem, dial (905) 568-9641.
Technical Support Worldwide
The following list contains Microsoft subsidiary offices and the countries/regions they serve. If there is no Microsoft office in your country/region, please contact the establishment from which you purchased your Microsoft product. For additional subsidiary information, check the Product Support Worldwide section in Help.
When you call, you should be at your computer and have the appropriate product documentation at hand.
Area Telephone Numbers Fax Numbers
Argentina (54) (1) 314-0560 (54) (1) 819-1922 Australia (61) (02) 870-2131 (61) (02)805-0519 Austria Microsoft Excel: 022-68 16 2710 0660-6511 PowerPoint: 0660-6511 Word: 0660-6513 Belgium 02-5133274 (Dutch-speaking) 02-5023432 (English-speaking) 02-5132268 (French-speaking) Bolivia See Uruguay Brazil (55) (11) 871-0090 (55) (11) 241-1157 Caribbean (972) 714-9100 (809) 273-3636 Chile 56-2-330-6222 56-2-204-9424 Colombia (571) 313-4011 (571) 310-7525 Czech Republic (+42) (2) 245 10554 (+42) (2) 266020 Denmark (45) (44) 89 01 11 (45) (44) 89 01 44 Dubai (971) 4 513 888 (971) 4 527 444 Ecuador (593) (2) 463-094 Egypt +202-418-5571 +202-417-4766 England See United Kingdom Finland (0358)(90)525-502-500 (46) (0)8 752 29 00 France (33) (1) 69-86-10-20 (33) (1) 69-28-00-28 French Polynesia See France Germany Microsoft Access: 089-3176-1000 089/3176-1180 Microsoft Excel: 089/3176-1120 PowerPoint: 089/3176-1120 Word: 089/3176-1131 Greece (30) (1) 6893 631 (30) (1) 6893 636 through(30)(1)6893 635 Hong Kong (852) 804-4222 (852) 560-2217 Hungary (36) (0)1/1172289 (+36) (1) 269 1030 India (91) (11) 646-0694 Ireland See United Kingdom Israel 972-3-613-0833 972-3-613-0834 Italy (39) (2) 7039-8351 (39) (2) 7039-2020 Japan (81) (424) 41-8890 Korea (82) (2) 508-0040 (82) (2) 531-4600 Liechtenstein See Switzerland Luxembourg (32) 2-5133274 (Dutch-speaking) (32) 2-5023432 (English-speaking) (32) 2-5132268 (French-speaking) Morocco (212) 2 47 10 72 (212) 2 47 10 86 Mexico (52) (5) 325-0912 Netherlands 02503-77877 (Dutch-speaking) 02503-77853 (English-speaking) New Zealand 64 (9) 357-5575 64 (9) 358-0092 Northern Ireland See United Kingdom Norway (47) (22) 02 25 50 (47) (22) 02 25 70 Papua New Guinea See Australia Paraguay See Uruguay Per[ASCII 250] (51) (1) 422-4116 (51) (1) 440-2619 Poland (+48) (2) 6216793 or (+48) (2) 6615434 (+48) (71) 441357 Portugal (351) 1 4412205 (351) 1 4412101 Taiwan Region (886) (2) 508-9501 (886) (2) 508-9575
Republic of Ireland See United Kingdom
Russia (+7) (095) 267-8844 or (+7) (502) 224 50 45 (+7) (095)158-6963 Saudi Arabia +966-1-488-1165 +966-1-488-1576 ext. 300 Scotland See United Kingdom Singapore (65) 220-7202 (65) 227-6811 Slovenia (+386) (61) 1232354 Slovak Republic (+42) (7) 312083 (+42) (2) 266020 South Africa (Toll free): 0 802 11 11 04 (27) 11 445 0045 or (27) 11 445 0046 Spain (34) (1) 803-9960 (34) (1) 803-8310 Sweden (46) (8) 752 09 29 (46) (0)8 752 29 00 Switzerland Microsoft Access: 01/342-4121 Microsoft Excel: 01/342-4082 PowerPoint: 01/342-4082 Word: 01/342-4087 Technical Support (French-speaking): (41) (22) 738 96 88 01-831 09 69 Turkey (90) 212 2585998 (90) 212 2585954 United Kingdom (44) (734) 271000 (01734) 270080 Uruguay (598) (2) 77-4934 (598) (2) 91-0227 Venezuela (582) 264 19 33 (582) 265 08 63 Wales See United Kingdom
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Last Reviewed: April 8, 1999