Microsoft KB Archive/107895
WordStar 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 WordStar versions 3.3, 3.45, 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, and 7.0.
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 WordStar to to Feature WordStar Word 6.0 Comments ------- -------- -------- -------- Character Formatting: This is changed to plain format in WordStar if the feature is not available. Small caps No N/S Font color No Yes Double-strike N/S No Space Underline N/S No Font type styles No No Pitch settings are converted, but fonts are not retained during import or export. All fonts are converted to Courier or Courier New during import. Document Formatting: Footnotes See comment Yes When converting to WordStar, custom footnote numbers are not converted, and starting footnote reference numbers are not converted. Page Formatting: Margins See comment Yes The first margin encountered in the Word document is used for the entire document when converting to WordStar. Gutter margins No No Paragraph Formatting: Tabs See comment Yes When converting to WordStar, vertical tab alignment is not converted. Right indents No N/S Space before and See comment N/S When converting to after WordStar, space before and after is simulated with blank lines. Paragraph numbering No No Paragraph margins No No Tab leaders and See...........comment Tab leaders are not decimal tab converted. Decimal tabs become left tabs. Keep with next and No N/S keep together Section Formatting: First page special No N/S header/footer Date and time entries in footers No N/S Even/odd headers/ No No footers Headers/Footers See...........comment More than three lines of general header/footer text is not converted to WordStar. Paragraph formatting in headers/ footers is not converted. WordStar default N/S No page number in a footer Tables See comment N/S Tables are converted to tab-delimited text in WordStar. Other Features: Styles See...........comment Styles are converted only for WordStar version 5.5 and above. When converting from WordStar to Word 6.0, styles are converted to direct formatting. Table of contents No S/C To retain the appearance of a WordStar table of contents, convert the .TOC file separately, then insert it into the converted WordStar document that is associated with it. Index No S/C To retain the appearance of a WordStar index, convert the .IDX file separately, then insert it into the converted WordStar document that is associated with it. Tables of captions, No No tables of figures, tables of authorities Outline No No Page Numbers See............comment Non-numeric page numbers and page position are not converted. Print Merge No No "Dark" and "Light" N/S S/C This is converted to colors Black. Printer control No No codes Orientation No No Summary information No No Place markers N/S No Overprinting N/S No
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