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Character Style Format Not Available in Word for Windows PSS ID Number: Q58475 Article last modified on 08-08-1993 PSS database name: APpsConV

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, and 2.0


Microsoft Word for Windows can format individual characters with different fonts, sizes, colors, and features such as bold, italic, and underline. However, Word for Windows does not support character style formatting in the same manner as Word for MS-DOS.

Character style formatting is a defined style format that allows character-based formatting on a global scale. Character styles allow you to define a style and apply it to specific characters throughout the document. After you change a style definition, it changes each character formatted with this style throughout the document.

Word for Windows and Word for the Macintosh use paragraph style formatting; that is, one defined style applies to the entire paragraph and not individual characters.

Documents converted from Word for MS-DOS that use character style formatting retain individual character formatting as direct formatting, but the character style definition is not converted.

For more information on character formatting in Word for MS-DOS, refer to the Word “Using Microsoft Word” manual. For more information on using paragraph formatting in Word for Windows, refer to the “Microsoft Word for Windows User’s Reference” for version 1.x and the “Microsoft Word for Windows User’s Guide” for version 2.0. For more information on how styles convert between Word for MS-DOS and Word for Windows, read the CONVINFO.DOC in your Word for Windows program directory.

Additional reference words: 1.0 1.1 1.1a 1.00 1.10 1.10a 2.0 2.00

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.