Works 2000: Word AutoShapes Do Not Appear As Expected When Imported

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SYMPTOMS

When you import a Microsoft Word document into Microsoft Works 2000 Word Processor, and the Word document contains one or more AutoShapes, one of the following behaviors may occur:
  • If the AutoShape contains text, and there is no text above the AutoShape in the Word document, the AutoShape is imported but it appears as a rectangular text box. The text box appears at the top of the Works 2000 Word Processor document regardless of the original position of the AutoShape in the Word document.

    -or-If the AutoShape contains text and there is text above the AutoShape in the Word document, the AutoShape is imported but it appears as a rectangular text box. The text box appears immediately below the text above it regardless of the original position of the AutoShape in the Word document.

    -or-If the AutoShape contains no text, it does not appear in any form in the Works 2000 Word Processor document.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur because Works 2000 Word Processor does not support AutoShapes.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Works 2000.

MORE INFORMATION

To import a Word document into Works 2000 Word Processor, follow these steps:
  1. Start Works 2000 Word Processor.
  2. On the File menu, click Open.
  3. In the Files of type box, select Word 97(*.doc).
  4. Browse to find the Word document that you want, and then click Open.NOTE: Word 97 and Word 2000 documents are in the same format.

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Article ID: 239357 - Last Review: October 21, 2013 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Works 2000 Standard Edition
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