Microsoft KB Archive/44168

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Word: “Scrap Is Empty” When Defining Character Style

PSS ID Number: Q44168 Article last modified on 11-02-1994

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In Microsoft Word for DOS versions 4.0 and 5.0, inserting a character style with a variant of 1 and no assigned key code in a style sheet causes the error message to appear:

Scrap is empty

The error message occurs if there is not a Character Style of variant 1 already defined in the style sheet.

Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. Go to the Gallery menu.
  2. Choose Transfer Clear if the current style sheet has a character style with a variant of 1 already defined.
  3. Under the Insert command, select character usage and a variant of
  4. The error message “Scrap is empty” appears.

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Word versions 4.0 and 5.0. This problem was corrected in Word version 5.5.

KBCategory: kbother kberrmsg KBSubcategory: Additional reference words: 4.00 5.00 5.50

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