Microsoft KB Archive/107893
WinWorks Converter Limitations in Word 6.0 for Windows
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, version 6.0
This article provides information about limitations and options when converting between Word 6.0 for Windows and Works 2.0 for Windows.
Features that are converted completely are not listed. Only features that are not converted, are not supported in one product or the other, or require some comment are included. "Yes" means the feature exists in both products and is converted from one product to the other. "No" means it exists in both products but is not completely converted between the two. "N/S" means the feature is not supported in one of the products or is not converted completely between products.
Word 6.0 Works to Feature to Works Word 6.0 Comments ------- -------- -------- -------- Character Formatting: This changes to plain text format in Works for Windows if format is not supported. All caps, small No N/S caps, hidden, and color Underline (dotted, See comment N/S Works for Windows double, word) supports only single, continuous underlining. Spacing (condensed, No N/S expanded) Columns No N/S Document Formatting: Footnotes See...........comment Footnotes are always located at the end of the document in Works for Windows. Summary information No N/S Widow control No S/C This feature is automatic in Works for Windows. Page Formatting: Margin (gutter), No N/S mirror even/odd pages, page orientation, paper source Paragraph Formatting: Background shading, No N/S Numbering No N/S Borders Yes Yes Thin, thick, and double borders are converted properly. Unsupported border styles become thin line borders. Page break before See comment N/S This format is converted to hard page breaks in Works for Windows. Tabs See comment Yes Negative tabs are not allowed in Works for Windows. Section Formatting: Works for Windows does not have section formatting. Many properties related to sections in Word 6.0 become document properties in Works for Windows. Section breaks No N/S Section breaks are (even, odd, converted to page breaks continuous, next in Works for Windows. page) Headers/footers See...........comment Headers and footers are document properties in Works for Windows. Even/Odd Special is not converted. First Page Special in Works for Windows only offers options of no header or footer on first page. Line numbering No N/S Restart page number No N/S at 1 Vertical alignment No N/S (top, centered, justified) Tables No N/S Tables are converted to tab-delimited text in Works for Windows. Other Features: Frames No N/S Annotations See comment N/S Annotations are converted to footnotes in Works for Windows, retaining the page number reference. Endnotes No N/S Footnotes See...........comment Numbering of footnotes is different in the two products. Works for Windows counts manual footnote entries in the numbering sequence, whereas Word 6.0 counts these separately. Footnote starting No N/S Footnotes always start number, separators, with 1 in Works for continuation Windows. notices, restart each section Footnote position No N/S Notes are always endnotes (end of page, end in Works for Windows and of document) appear at the end of the document. Graphics (cropping) No N/S Drawing Layer No N/S Styles No N/S Word 6.0 styles are converted to direct formatting in Works for Windows. Outlining No N/S Revision marks No N/S Tables of contents, See comment N/S The tables are converted indexes, tables of to text-result only in authorities Works for Windows. Print Merge No No Merge fields are commands (logic, converted, but data data files) documents are not automatically converted. Date/time stamps No N/S (custom), page number (format, restart), subdocuments (INCLUDE field) Cross-references/ See comment Yes Bookmarks are not allowed bookmarks in a Word 6.0 header or footer. Bookmarks in these areas are lost. Fields (equations, No N/S Field results are brought formulas, links, in where possible when form fields, bar converting from Word 6.0 codes) to Works for Windows. Object linking and Yes Yes Word 6.0 is a client for embedding (OLE) Works for Windows charts, MS Draw drawings, and Microsoft Excel charts and worksheets. Bullets/Numbering See comment N/S Automatic bullets and numbering are converted to plain text.
The information above is extracted from the SCNVINFO.DOC file supplied with the Word 6.0 for Windows Supplemental File Conversions Disks.
For information on limitations and options when converting to and from file formats for which converters are supplied with Word, double-click the Help button on the Standard toolbar in Word, and then type readme. Press ENTER twice, click File Conversion, and view the relevant Conversion Limitations topic.
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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000