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WD: Description of the Compatibility Tab in Options Dialog Box for Word 7.0

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Summary
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.
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Font Substitution

Displays fonts used in the active document that are not available on your system by using fonts that are available on your system.

Recommended Options For

Selects 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.

Options

Selects 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.				

Default

Saves 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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Article ID: 192634 - Last Review: 11/01/2013 20:57:00 - Revision: 3.0

Microsoft Word 6.0 Standard Edition, Microsoft Word 95a, Microsoft Word 6.0 for Macintosh, Microsoft Word 6.01 for Macintosh

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