Microsoft KB Archive/130199
Article ID: 130199
Article Last Modified on 8/16/2005
- Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Word 6.0a
- Microsoft Word 6.0c
- Microsoft Word 95 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Word 95a
- Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q130199
This article provides information about limitations when converting from WordPerfect 6.0 for DOS, and WordPerfect 6.0 and 6.1 for Windows to the versions of Word listed at the beginning of this article. Features that are converted completely are not listed. Only features that are not converted or require some comment are listed.
Below is a list of Word properties and features and comments about how those features are converted from WordPerfect 6.x documents by the WordPerfect 6.x import converter supplied with the Microsoft Supplemental WordPerfect Conversions Kit for Word for Windows.
NOTE: The WordPerfect 6.0 converters are shipped with Word for Windows, versions 7.0 and 7.0a, but the fonts, templates, and documentation for WordPerfect conversions are not shipped. When the WordPerfect 6.0 Converter Kit is installed in Word 7.0, the following error message is displayed:
Installing the WordPerfect 6.0 Converter Kit with Word for Windows 95, versions 7.0 and 7.0a will allow for the addition of the WordPerfect templates, fonts, and documentation.
Each section covers a group of Word property equivalents. The key is as follows:
Yes The feature is converted to Word from WordPerfect 6.x but requires some comment. No The feature is not converted to Word. S/C See the associated comment. WordPerfect 6.x to Feature Word Comments -------------------- -------------- -------------------------------------- Character Formatting: Strikethrough Yes WordPerfect strikeout becomes and redlining strikethrough formatting in Word; WordPerfect redlining becomes added text revision marking in Word. Kerning No Word and No letter spacing Paragraph Formatting: [Center]/ Yes Center and Flush Right codes convert [Flsh Rgt] to center and right-aligned tab stops codes and tabs. Back tabs S/C Back tabs that are preceded by text are not converted. Default tabs S/C Trailing default tabs at ends of lines are not converted. Tab leaders S/C Dot tab leaders, minus-sign tab leaders, and underscore tab leaders are converted to the same tab leaders in Word. All other WordPerfect tab leaders become dot leaders in Word. Keep Text No Together properties Leading No adjustment between lines and baselines Paragraph Yes WordPerfect paragraph margins are margins converted to left and right paragraph indents in Word. Spacing Yes Spacing between paragraphs in between WordPerfect is converted to Spacing paragraphs After paragraph format in Word. Styles No Style contents are converted as direct formatting in Word. Other Features: Advance Yes Advance codes are converted to ADVANCE fields in Word. Advance codes that have the effect of advancing text upward on a page cannot be fully emulated in Word. Absolute vertical advance in headers is not converted. Bookmarks No Borders and fill No (for column, page, and paragraph) Captions No Chapter and No volume numbers Comments Yes Comments become annotations in Word. Comments in headers, footers, footnotes, and endnotes are not retained in Word. Contour wrap S/C Contour wrap is converted to square for graphics wrap (wrap-around property) in Word, boxes since Word does not support contour wrap. Cross-references No Cross-references and hypertext links and hypertext are retained as plain text in Word. links Document Summary No The Descriptive Name, Descriptive Type, Title, Subject, Author, Keywords, Comments, Typist, Revision Date and Subject WordPerfect fields are not retained. Drop caps No Equations Yes Equations are converted as editable equation objects. Footnotes Yes Custom footnote marks are converted to automatic numbered marks. If the numbering format of notes is changed in a document, the notes numbered with the new format are converted as custom notes. Index and Lists No Index and Lists are retained as plain text in Word. Insert Filename No Labels and No Text of labels is retained in Word. bar codes Line numbers No Macros No Margins Yes Word margins are measured from the paper's edge to body text; WordPerfect margins are measured from the top and bottom edge of the page to the top of the header and bottom of the footer, respectively. The conversion adjusts the margins as needed to preserve page layout. If you experience problems with margins (for example, if they are set outside the printable range in Word), choose Page Setup from the File menu, select the Margins tab and choose OK. If margins need to be adjusted, Word will ask to fix them. Merge codes No Merge constructs and macros are lost when converting to Word. Outlining, Yes All are converted to SEQ (sequence) paragraph numbers, fields in Word. and counters Page features No (center page, page binding, and subdivide pages) Parallel columns S/C Parallel columns convert to tables. Table vertical No cell merge and cell alignment Text boxes and Yes Some text boxes and lines convert to lines Word drawing layer objects. Drawing layer objects are only visible in page layout view and print preview, and when printing. Drawing layer objects will not appear in normal view. Graphics boxes that are anchored to a page or a paragraph, have wrap-around text, and are located in tables, parallel columns, or headers/footers are converted to boxes with wrap-through in Word. In most cases these boxes become drawing layer objects in Word. All graphics lines are converted as solid lines. Watermarks No WordPerfect characters Yes If the WordPerfect fonts containing the characters are available on the system, all the characters are converted. If one or more of these fonts are not available, some characters may not be converted.
The information in this article is derived from the WPCONV.DOC document that is installed by the Supplemental WordPerfect Conversions Kit in the Word directory.
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