WD2000: Table Borders Are Dropped When You Open Document Saved as .rtf

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NOTE: The information in this article applies to the Japanese version%3 of Word 2000.
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In Word 2000, when you open a document that was saved as .rtf (Rich Text Format file), some table borders are dropped.


When the border type for cells in a table is not specified in an RTF file, Word 97 uses the default. So when a table spans pages, the border is displayed between pages by using the default border type. However, Word 2000 does not recognize it as a border, so the border is not displayed between pages when the table spans pages.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 263911 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
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