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Table Borders Lost with Some WinWord File Converters PSS ID Number: Q102494 Article last modified on 08-11-1993 PSS database name: APpsConV

2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c


The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c - Microsoft Windows operating system versions 3.0 and 3.1


Sometimes table border formatting is not retained when you convert a document to a different file format using one of the converters supplied with Word for Windows. This article explains how each export converter handles table borders.


Key to Table Border Conversion Table

Y - Supported in conversion.

N - Not supported in conversion.

D - By design: Table borders are lost, and text formatting is retained as supported by target application.

File Format Converts? ———– ———

DOS Text with layout D

Microsoft Word for the Macintosh version 4.0 Y

Microsoft Word for the Macintosh versions 5.0, 5.1 Y

MultiMate (all versions) N

Rich Text Format (RTF) Y


Text only D

Microsoft Windows Write D

Word versions 1.x and 2.x for Windows Y

Word for MS-DOS (all versions) N

WordPerfect versions 4.1, 4.2, 5.0 N

WordPerfect version 5.1 Y

WordStar versions 3.3, 3.45, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5 N


CONVINFO.DOC, supplied with Word for Windows

Word for Windows “User’s Guide,” version 2.0, pages 675-679

Additional reference words: 2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c conv

Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.