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Microsoft KB Archive/172498

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Article ID: 172498

Article Last Modified on 8/17/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 6.0a
  • Microsoft Word 6.0c
  • Microsoft Word 95 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 95a
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition



This article was previously published under Q172498

SUMMARY

The EditConversionOptions macro enables you to set text and graphic converter filter options from within Microsoft Word. Once the option is set by using this macro, the saving and/or opening of a foreign file format, such as a Text with Layout, in Microsoft Word will use a file called MSTXTCNV.INI in the Windows folder. The EditConversionOptions macro is found in a template that ships with Microsoft Word. For information about how to access this macro, please see the following articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

For Word 97

162490 WD97: How to Access Sample Macros for Word 97


MORE INFORMATION

The following information describes the conversion filter's options found within the EditConversionOptions macro and gives a description of what each option does.

For Word 6.x

The macro EDITCONVERSIONOPTIONS is contained in the file called CONVERT.DOT.

 CONVERSION       SETTING                      EXPLANATION

  - RFT-DCA

               AbsLineSpacing=No       Single line spacing differs in Word
                                       and RFT-DCA formats. In RFT-DCA
                                       format, single line spacing
                                       specifies a line density of 6 lines
                                       per inch. In Word, single line
                                       spacing sets spacing to accommodate
                                       the tallest character in each line.
                                       Choose "Yes" to emulate RFT-DCA line
                                       spacing as closely as possible by
                                       converting to Exact line spacing in
                                       Word. Leave setting as "No" to
                                       convert line spacing as single.


               StrikeThrough          Type the character to be used to
                                      emulate the strikethrough format of
                                      Word when saving as RFT-DCA format.
                                      Any ANSI character greater than 33
                                      and less than 127 can be used. The
                                      default setting is the ANSI hyphen
                                      character.

               Tab=DecimalTab         Enter "CommaTab" to convert Word
                                      decimal tabs to comma tabs when
                                      saving as RFT-DCA format. Leave
                                      setting as "DecimalTab" to convert
                                      decimal tab to RFT-DCA decimal tabs.

               TranslateBeta=German   Enter "Greek" to translate the ANSI
                                      Beta character to the Greek Beta
                                      character when saving as RFT-DCA
                                      format. Leave setting as "German" to
                                      translate the Beta character to the
                                      German ess-set character.


               Variant=DW4Z           Enter "5520" to write special RFT-DCA
                                      constructs if you are saving to
                                      RFT-DCA format for use in a 5520
                                      environment. Leave as "DW4Z" if you
                                      do not plan to use the RFT-DCA file
                                      in a 5520 environment.

  - Text with Layout

               CharMaps=a,a           Enter a Word character followed by a
                                      comma and the character you want to
                                      map this Word character to when
                                      saving as Text with Layout. Multiple
                                      mappings are separated by a
                                      semicolon. For example, a, b, and c
                                      can be mapped to A, B, and C by
                                      specifying "a,A;b,B;c,C". The neutral
                                      default setting of "a,a" is provided
                                      as a syntax example.

               Width=80               Enter a value between 1 and 80
                                      characters to specify the absolute
                                      maximum number of characters that can
                                      appear on one line when saving as
                                      Text with Layout. Specifying a lesser
                                      value allows full lines to be
                                      displayed on screens which display
                                      fewer than 80 characters per line. If
                                      the formatting in your Word document
                                      allows fewer characters per line,
                                      document formatting takes precedence
                                      over this setting.

               PointSize=24           Enter a point size to control the
                                      number of characters that fit per
                                      line. Specifying a value less than
                                      12 allows more characters to fit on
                                      each line, and can be used to prevent
                                      premature line wrapping in a text
                                      file.

  - Word for MS-DOS 3.0-6.0

               ConvertMerge=Yes       Choose "No" to convert Word for
                                      MS-DOS chevron characters (ASCII 174
                                      and 175) as normal text. Leave
                                      setting as "Yes" to recognize sets of
                                      left and right chevron characters as
                                      merge field delimiters and to convert
                                      them to Word for Windows as mail
                                      merge fields.

               MWINI=No               Enter the full path to the directory
                                      location of the Word for MS-DOS
                                      MW.INI initialization file to use the
                                      variable settings contained in this
                                      file (for example, default language,
                                      tab-steps, and margins) for
                                      conversion. This file is not required
                                      for conversion. Leave setting as "No"
                                      if you do not want to use this file
                                      during conversion.

               MirrorOriginal=No      Choose "Yes" to optimize visual
                                      fidelity at the possible expense of
                                      editability when converting a Word
                                      for MS-DOS document to Word for
                                      Windows. Leave setting as "No" to
                                      optimize conversion for editability.

               NewSectForHdrFtr=Yes   Word for MS-DOS allows definition of
                                      headers and footers beginning on any
                                      page in a section. Word for Windows
                                      only allows definition of headers and
                                      footers to begin on the first or
                                      second page of a section. Choose "No"
                                      to convert headers and footers as
                                      normal text at the start of a
                                      section. Leave setting as "Yes" to
                                      insert continuous section breaks at
                                      the locations where new headers and
                                      footers are defined.

               PCWordLayout=Yes       Default line spacing and treatment of
                                      superscript/subscript text relative
                                      to line spacing in Word for Windows
                                      differs from that applied in Word for
                                      MS-DOS. Choose "No" to convert
                                      document so that it reflects Word for
                                      Windows look and feel as closely as
                                      possible. Leave setting as "Yes" to
                                      emulate the original Word for MS-DOS
                                      line spacing layout as closely as
                                      possible.

               StyleDialog=Yes        Choose "No" to retain all Word for
                                      MS-DOS style information as direct
                                      formatting when converting to Word
                                      for Windows. Leave setting as "Yes"
                                      to display a dialog box during
                                      conversion that prompts for the
                                      location of a style sheet when the
                                      style sheet originally attached to
                                      the Word for MS-DOS document cannot
                                      be found.

               TabsInHangInd=Yes      Choose "No" to convert Word for
                                      MS-DOS paragraphs with hanging
                                      indents literally when converting to
                                      Word for Windows. Leave setting as
                                      "Yes" to modify tabs in hanging
                                      indents to more accurately reflect
                                      original Word for MS-DOS layout.

  - Word for Macintosh 4.0-5.1

               ConvertMerge=Yes       Choose "No" to convert Word for
                                      MS-DOS chevron characters (ASCII 174
                                      and 175) as normal text. Leave
                                      setting as "Yes" to recognize sets of
                                      left and right chevron characters as
                                      merge field delimiters and to convert
                                      them to Word for Windows as mail
                                      merge fields.

               FontDialog=Yes         Choose "No" to suppress display of a
                                      dialog box prompting whether you want
                                      to use custom font-mapping file when
                                      saving from Word for Windows as Word
                                      for the Macintosh 4.0 format. Leave
                                      setting as "Yes" to allow the dialog
                                      box to be displayed during
                                      conversion.

               RetainInclude=Yes      Choose "No" to retain only results of
                                      a Word for Windows INCLUDETEXT field
                                      when saving as Word for the Macintosh
                                      format. Leave setting as "Yes" to
                                      convert the INCLUDETEXT field to an
                                      equivalent Word for the Macintosh
                                      <<INCLUDE>> instructions.

  - Works for MS-DOS

               ConvertMerge=Yes       Choose "No" to convert Word for
                                      MS-DOS chevron characters (ASCII 174
                                      and 175) as normal text. Leave
                                      setting as "Yes" to recognize sets of
                                      left and right chevron characters as
                                      merge field delimiters and to convert
                                      them to Word for Windows as mail
                                      merge fields.

  - WordPerfect Graphics Filter

               RetainBackground=0     Clearing the value removes the
                                      background from WPG images. Setting
                                      the value to "1" retains background
                                      color. Removing the background color
                                      often improves image clarity.

  - WordPerfect 5.x

               DisplayWPGDialog=No    Clearing the value suppresses a
                                      dialog box that shows the progress
                                      of individual WPG graphics as they
                                      are converted during document
                                      conversion. Setting the value to
                                      "Yes" displays this dialog box during
                                      conversion of files containing WPG
                                      graphics.

               FavourAppearance=Yes   Clearing the value allows small
                                      formatting changes, such as
                                      condensing fully justified text when
                                      importing WordPerfect documents, to
                                      mimic the original documents
                                      appearance. Setting the value to "No"
                                      suppresses the formatting changes.

                

For Word 7.x

The macro EDITCONVERSIONOPTIONS is contained in the file called CONVERT7.DOT.

All of the settings from Word 6.x apply, with one additional setting as follows:

 CONVERSION       SETTING                      EXPLANATION

   - WordPerfect 6.x

               DisplayWPGDialog=No    Clearing the value suppresses a
                                      dialog box that shows the progress
                                      of individual WPG graphics as they
                                      are converted during document
                                      conversion. Setting the value to
                                      "Yes" displays this dialog box during
                                      conversion of files containing WPG
                                      graphics.
                

For Word 97

The macro EDITCONVERSIONOPTIONS is contained in the file called CONVERT8.WIZ.

  • Computer Graphics Metafile

                ShowOptionsDialog=No
                FontMap=C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared
                ResourceDirectory=C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft
                                  Shared
                LogFile=C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared
                        
  • GIF (Export)

                ShowProgresDialog=Yes
                ShowMetafileBackgroundTransparent=No
                SetMetafileBackgroundTransparent=No
                        
  • GIF (Import)

                ShowProgresDialog=Yes\ 
                        
  • JPEG File Interchange Format (Export)

                ShowProgresDialog=Yes
                        
  • JPEG File Interchange Format (Import)

                ShowProgresDialog=Yes
                        
  • Kodak Photo CD

                ShowOptionsDialog=Yes
                ShowProgresDialog=Yes
                DefaultResolution=512x768
                ColorDepth=24-Bit
                        
  • Macintosh PICT

                ShowProgresDialog=Yes
                        
  • PC Paintbrush

                ShowProgresDialog=Yes
                        
  • Portable Network Graphics (Export)

                ShowProgresDialog=Yes
                ShowMetafileBackgroundTransparent=No
                SetMetafileBackgroundTransparent=No
                        
  • Portable Network Graphics (Import)

                ShowProgresDialog=Yes
                        
  • Tagged Image File Format

                ShowProgresDialog=Yes
                        
  • Targa

                ShowProgresDialog=Yes
                        
  • Text with Layout Note: The Text with Layout options are not available through this macro. Please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    172385 WD97: Text With Layout Not Listed In EditConversionOptions

  • Windows Bitmaps

                ShowProgresDialog=Yes
                        
  • Word 4.0-5.1 for Macintosh

                ConvertMerge=Yes          Choose "No" to convert Word for
                                          MS-DOS chevron characters (ASCII 174
                                          and 175) as normal text. Leave
                                          setting as "Yes" to recognize sets of
                                          left and right chevron characters as
                                          merge field delimiters and to convert
                                          them to Word for Windows as mail
                                          merge fields.
                        
  • Word 4.0 for Macintosh

                FontDialog=Yes            Choose "No" to suppress display of a
                                          dialog box prompting whether you want
                                          to use custom font-mapping file when
                                          saving from Word for Windows as Word
                                          for the Macintosh 4.0 format. Leave
                                          setting as "Yes" to allow the dialog
                                          box to be displayed during
                                          conversion.
    
                RetainInclude=Yes         Choose "No" to retain only results of
                                          a Word for Windows INCLUDETEXT field
                                          when saving as Word for the Macintosh
                                          format. Leave setting as "Yes" to
                                          convert the INCLUDETEXT field to an
                                          equivalent Word for the Macintosh
                                          <<INCLUDE>> instructions.
                        
  • Word 5.0 for Macintosh

                FontDialog=Yes            Choose "No" to suppress display of a
                                          dialog box prompting whether you want
                                          to use custom font-mapping file when
                                          saving from Word for Windows as Word
                                          for the Macintosh 4.0 format. Leave
                                          setting as "Yes" to allow the dialog
                                          box to be displayed during
                                          conversion.
    
                RetainInclude=Yes         Choose "No" to retain only results of
                                          a Word for Windows INCLUDETEXT field
                                          when saving as Word for the Macintosh
                                          format. Leave setting as "Yes" to
                                          convert the INCLUDETEXT field to an
                                          equivalent Word for the Macintosh
                                          <<INCLUDE>> instructions.
                        
  • Word 5.1 for Macintosh

                FontDialog=Yes            Choose "No" to suppress display of a
                                          dialog box prompting whether you want
                                          to use custom font-mapping file when
                                          saving from Word for Windows as Word
                                          for the Macintosh 4.0 format. Leave
                                          setting as "Yes" to allow the dialog
                                          box to be displayed during
                                          conversion.
    
                RetainInclude=Yes         Choose "No" to retain only results of
                                          a Word for Windows INCLUDETEXT field
                                          when saving as Word for the Macintosh
                                          format. Leave setting as "Yes" to
                                          convert the INCLUDETEXT field to an
                                          equivalent Word for the Macintosh
                                          <<INCLUDE>> instructions.
                        
  • WordPerfect 5.x

                DisplayWPGDialog=No       Clearing the value suppresses a
                                          dialog box that shows the progress
                                          of individual WPG graphics as they
                                          are converted during document
                                          conversion. Setting the value to
                                          "Yes" displays this dialog box during
                                          conversion of files containing WPG
                                          graphics.
    
                FavourAppearance=Yes      Clearing the value allows small
                                          formatting changes, such as
                                          condensing fully justified text when
                                          importing WordPerfect documents, to
                                          mimic the original documents
                                          appearance. Setting this value to
                                          "No" suppresses the formatting
                                          changes.
    
                FavourSequenceFields=Yes
                        
  • WordPerfect 6.x

                DisplayWPGDialog=No       Clearing the value suppresses a
                                          dialog box that shows the progress
                                          of individual WPG graphics as they
                                          are converted during document
                                          conversion. Setting the value to
                                          "Yes" displays this dialog box during
                                          conversion of files containing WPG
                                          graphics.
                        
  • WordPerfect Graphics

                RetainBackground=0        Clearing the value removes the
                                          background from WPG images. Setting
                                          the value to "1" retains background
                                          color. Removing the background color
                                          often improves image clarity.
                        



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