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WD97: InsertSymbol Result Not Translated Between Mac and ANSI
Article ID: 181292 - View products that this article applies to.
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If you run a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro (Sub procedure) that inserts a character, a different character may be inserted when the macro is run on the Macintosh than when it is run on Windows.
Word currently does not support conversion of Macintosh CharNum values to equivalent ANSI values, and vice versa.
When a Visual Basic for Applications macro that includes the InsertSymbol method is exchanged between Word 98 Macintosh Edition or later versions for the Macintosh and Word 97 or later versions for Windows, the numeric value of the CharNum or CharacterNumber command is not translated from its Macintosh character set value to its ANSI equivalent, and vice versa.
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(http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-us;cntactms)Edit the macro on the target platform, replacing the character value with the value that gives correct results. In the following example, replace the number 203 with 192. (ANSI 192, Capital A Grave, is the equivalent of Macintosh character 203.)
The following macro statements insert the Capital A Grave character:
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article.
The following Word 98 Macintosh Edition sample macro statement, which inserts the character Capital A Grave (Macintosh character 203) in a Word document, is transferred unchanged to Word 97 for Windows:
If the preceding statement is run in Word 97 for Windows, a CE Diaeresis (ANSI 203) is inserted instead of the intended Capital A Grave.
For more information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 181292 - Last Review: January 22, 2007 - Revision: 2.3