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This article describes the Compatibility options that are available in Microsoft Word 7.0.
NOTE: To change the Compatibility options, click Options on the Tools menu, and then click the Compatibility tab.
Font SubstitutionDisplays fonts used in the active document that are not available on your system by using fonts that are available on your system.
Recommended Options ForSelects the word-processing program you want to set options for. Selected options affect only the display of the document while you work with it in Word. The document is not changed permanently.
OptionsSelects the options you want to appear in the active document. Selected options affect only the display of the document while you work with it in Word. The document is not changed permanently.
Available Option in version Option Description ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Combine table borders 6.0 7.0 If a table contains two contiguous like Word for cells whose border is formatted the Macintosh 5.x differently, the left-most cell is displayed with the border width of the right-most cell. Don't add automatic tab 6.0 7.0 Ignores the automatic tab stop stop for hanging indent that Word 6.0 uses when creating a hanging indent. Don't add extra space 6.0 7.0 Prevents Word from inserting for raised/lowered additional space between lines to characters accommodate raised or lowered characters. Don't add leading 7.0 Displays text without leading (extra space) between between the lines. This is the rows of text same functionality that exists in Word versions 5.x for the Macintosh. Don't add space for 7.0 Word doesn't add extra space for underlines underlines. Don't balance columns 6.0 7.0 Prevents Word from balancing for continuous section columns at the end of a section or starts document. Don't balance Sbcs 7.0 Not used in U.S. English Word. characters and Dbcs characters Don't blank the area 6.0 7.0 Prevents Word from obscuring any behind metafile text or graphics surrounding an pictures inserted metafile. Selecting this option decreases editing speed. Don't convert 7.0 Not used in U.S. English Word. backslash characters into yen signs Don't draw underline 7.0 Not used in U.S. English Word. on trailing spaces Expand character 7.0 Justifies the line ending with spaces on the line SHIFT+ENTER when the paragraph ending SHIFT+RETURN is formatted as justified. Expand/condense by 7.0 Rounds the measurement of the whole number of points spacing for characters with condensed or expanded spacing to the nearest whole number. Print body text before 7.0 Prints the main text layer before header/footer the Header/Footer layer, which allows for the process of PostScript codes in the text layer the same way Word 5.x for the Macintosh does. (This functionality is the reverse of the default order.) Print colors as black 6.0 7.0 Prints all colors as black, on noncolor printers instead of using grayscale (different shades of gray) when you use a printer that does not print color. Show hard page or 6.0 7.0 If a frame contains a manual, or column breaks in frames hard page break or column break, Word displays it. Substitute fonts based 7.0 Option used by the WordPerfect 6.x on font size converter to make a font request based on font size first, and if a match is not found, to actually map the font. Suppress extra line 6.0 7.0 Prevents Word from adding extra spacing at top of page line spacing at the top of a page. If the line spacing for the line at the top of a page is set for more than single spacing, Word ignores the extra spacing so that the top margin will not increase. Suppress extra line 7.0 Prevents Word from adding extra spacing at the top of line spacing at the top of a page. page like Word 5.x If the line spacing for the line for the Macintosh at the top of a page is set for more than single line spacing, Word ignores the extra spacing so that the top margin will not increase. Suppress extra line 7.0 This ensures that the layout of spacing like WP 5.x converted WordPerfect documents formatted with Automatic line height closely matches that of the original document. Suppress space before 6.0 7.0 Word suppresses the space in a after a hard page or paragraph formatted with the Space column break Before option that follows a hard page break or column break. Swap left and right 6.0 7.0 If a paragraph has a left border borders on odd facing (not a box) and the "Different pages Odd/Even Headers" or "Mirror Margins" check box is selected, Word prints the border on the right on odd numbered pages. Treat \" as " " in 6.0 7.0 In a data source, converts a mail merge data sources delimiter composed of a backslash and quotation mark (\") to two quotation marks (" "), so that Word can recognize quotation marks. Truncate font height 7.0 Word rounds the font size up or down as in WordPerfect 6.x for Windows. Use larger small caps 7.0 Applies small caps formatting in like MacWord 5.x Word version 6.0 for the Macintosh the same way as Word version 5.x for the Macintosh, which produces slightly larger smaller capital letters. Wrap Trailing Spaces 6.0 7.0 Automatically moves any spaces To Next Line that trail into the margin after a word at the end of a line to the beginning of the next line.
DefaultSaves the compatibility options you selected as the new default in the active template. Word will display every new document based on the active template with the new compatibility options you select.
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