WD2000: Localized Field Format Switches in Word 95 Documents Are Incorrect in Word 2000

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SYMPTOMS

Localized field switches in documents that were created in most localized versions of Word 95 (for example, Dutch, Swedish, or Italian Word 95) are not converted correctly to Word 2000.

NOTE: The problem does not occur when you use Word 2000 to open a document that was created in German, Spanish, or French Word 95.

RESOLUTION

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

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, use either of the following methods:
  • Save the document in Rich Text Format (RTF) from Word 95.
  • In Word 2000, manually search for and replace the incorrect field switches. This action can also be performed by using a recorded macro.

STATUS

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.

MORE INFORMATION

Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. In the Dutch version of Word 95, create a new document.
  2. Insert the following fields: {CITAAT "Hello Word" \* Hoofdl}
    {CITAAT "Hello Word" \* Kleinel}
    {CITAAT "Hello Word" \* EersteHoofdl}
    {CITAAT "Hello Word" \* Beginhoofdletters}
    {CITAAT "Hello Word" \* SAMENVGOPMAAK}

  3. Save the document and close it.
  4. Open this document in any language version of Word 2000.
  5. If field codes are not visible, press ALT+F9 to display them.
Result:

{QUOTE "Hello Word" \* MERGEFORMAT}
{QUOTE "Hello Word" \* FIRSTCAP}
{QUOTE "Hello Word" \* CHARFORMAT}
{QUOTE "Hello Word" \* ARABICABJAD}
{QUOTE "Hello Word" \* HEBREW1}

Expected Result:

{QUOTE "Hello Word" \* UPPER}
{QUOTE "Hello Word" \* LOWER}
{QUOTE "Hello Word" \* FIRSTCAP}
{QUOTE "Hello Word" \* CAPS}
{QUOTE "Hello Word" \* MERGEFORMAT}

Properties

Article ID: 268073 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
Keywords: 
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