Microsoft KB Archive/46085
Word: Bolded Word Within a Line Causes Entire Line to Be Bold
PSS ID Number: Q46085 Article last modified on 11-02-1994
On certain dot-matrix or daisywheel printers, if a line contains any text formatted as bold, the entire line will print as bold. This problem occurs on dot-matrix or daisywheel printers that use a carriage return pass (a mod:2 at byte:128 of the PCSD table in the .PRD) to bold text.
It may be possible to change the way the printer driver performs bold formatting by doing one of the following:
- Change the mod: value in byte:128 from 2 to 1. This method causes the printer to bold characters by using backspace correction.
- If the printer has a specific escape sequence that enables bold, you can change the mod: value at byte:128 to 0 (zero) and place the escape sequence after the mod: value and enclose it in double quotation marks. You will also need an escape sequence that disables bold. Place this escape sequence at the end of byte:132 and enclose it in double quotation marks. This method is a handy alternative for compatible printers that use a printer driver that exhibits the aforementioned problem.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Word version 5.0. This problem was corrected in Word version 5.0a.
The following is a list of printer drivers that are affected by this problem:
ANDX60CS PRD ANDX60DP PRD ANDX60LT PRD CITMSP10 PRD CITOH815 PRD CITOHSTR PRD D620 PRD D630 PRD DMP200 PRD DMP2200 PRD DMP400 PRD DWII PRD DWIIB PRD DWP510 PRD DWP520 PRD EPSONMX PRD HP2934A PRD IBMWHEEL PRD OKI2410 PRD OKI292 PRD TOSH1340 PRD TOSH1351 PRD TTY PRD TTYFF PRD TTYWHEEL PRD
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