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Microsoft KB Archive/107894

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MultiMate 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 when converting between Word 6.0 for Windows and MultiMate versions 3.3, Advantage, Advantage II, and 4.0.

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      MultiMate
                        to            to
Feature                 MultiMate     Word 6.0    Comments
-------                 ---------     ---------   --------

Character Formatting:

  Italic                No            No          Italic is a separate
                                                  font in MultiMate.

  Shadow                No            No

  Small caps            No            N/S

  Draft                 N/S           No

  Strikethrough         Yes           S/C         MultiMate strikethrough
                                                  is converted to Word's
                                                  default strikethrough

  Enhanced              N/S           No

  Fonts                 See...........comment     Pitch settings are
                                                  converted, but fonts are
                                                  not retained during
                                                  import or export. All
                                                  fonts are converted to
                                                  Courier or Courier New
                                                  during import.


  Break                 See...........comment     Section column breaks
                                                  are not supported in
                                                  MultiMate. Section
                                                  breaks are inserted in
                                                  Word 6.0 for conversion
                                                  of MultiMate columns.

  Snaking               See...........comment     Snaking columns are
                                                  converted, but require
                                                  repagination in
                                                  MultiMate before

  Space between         No            S/C         MultiMate intercolumn
                                                  gaps are not converted.

Document Formatting:

  Gutter margins        No            N/S

  Mirror Even/          No            N/S
  Odd Pages

Page Formatting:

  Margins               See...........comment     Margins are offset by
                                                  the width of the non-
                                                  printable area of the
                                                  installed printer.

Paragraph Formatting:

  Right and justified   No            No

  Borders               No            N/S

  Indents               See comment   N/S         Negative indents are not

  Keep lines together   No            No

  Keep with next        No            No

  Line spacing          See comment   Yes         Fractional line spacing
                                                  is rounded off to the
                                                  next half-line
                                                  increment. MultiMate
                                                  zero, quarter, and half
                                                  line spacing are
                                                  converted to single line
                                                  spacing in Word.

  Space before/after    See comment   N/S         Line spacing before and
                                                  after paragraphs is
                                                  converted to empty
                                                  paragraphs of equivalent

  Tabs (center,         No            N/S
  right, and tab

  Tabs (decimal)        See...........comment     Decimal tabs convert to
                                                  left tabs.

  Center part of a      N/S           No

Section Formatting:

  Section breaks        See comment   N/S         Column, even, and odd
                                                  breaks are not

  Headers/footers       No            No          The first header/footer
                                                  encountered in a
                                                  MultiMate document is
                                                  converted. First, even,
                                                  and odd page
                                                  headers/footers are
                                                  converted to MultiMate.
                                                  MultiMate header and
                                                  footer positions from
                                                  edge become 0.5 inch in

  Line numbering        No            N/S         Section line numbering
                                                  is not converted.

  Tables                No            N/S         Tables are not supported
                                                  in MultiMate.

Other Features:

  Annotations           No            N/S

  Footnotes             Yes           S/C         MultiMate stores
                                                  footnotes in a separate
                                                  document with a
                                                  different filename
                                                  extension. To view the
                                                  footnotes converted with
                                                  a MultiMate document,
                                                  make sure the footnote
                                                  file is renamed to the
                                                  same name as the
                                                  converted document and
                                                  ends with the .FNX
                                                  filename extension.

  Footnote position     No            No
  (end of page, end
  of document)

  Manual footnote       No            N/S
  reference marks

  Graphics              No            N/S

  Outlining             No            N/S         Outline structure is
                                                  lost when converting to

  AutoText/Library      No            S/C         Convert the MultiMate
                                                  Library file separately,
                                                  then select each entry
                                                  in the converted file
                                                  and copy to a new
                                                  AutoText entry in Word.

  Index                 No            N/S

  Tables of contents    No            S/C         To convert a MultiMate
                                                  table of contents,
                                                  separately convert the
                                                  .TOC file, then insert
                                                  the converted .TOC file
                                                  into the converted main

  Print Merge           No            No          Print merge fields are
  commands (MultiMate                             not converted.
  handling files)

  Bookmarks             No            N/S 


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
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