WD98: Word Compatibility Options Described

This article was previously published under Q192635
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
For a Microsoft Word 2002 version of this article, see 288792.
For a Microsoft Word 97 version of this article, see 166016.
This article describes the Compatibility Options that are available in Microsoft Word 98 Macintosh Edition.

NOTE: To change the Compatibility Options, on the Tools menu, click Preferences, and then click the Compatibility tab.

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.


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.
   Option                             Option Description   ------------------------------------------------------------------------   Combine table borders              If a table contains two contiguous   like Word 5.x for                  cells whose border is formatted   the Macintosh                      differently, the left-most cell is                                      displayed with the border width of                                      the right-most cell.   Do full justification              To achieve full justification,   like WordPerfect 6.x               WordPerfect compresses the spaces   for Windows                        between words while Word expands                                      them. This often results in different                                      line breaks and leads to different                                      page breaks. To implement the                                      WordPerfect justification method,                                      select "Do full justification like                                      WordPerfect 6.x for Windows" in the                                      Options list.   Don't add automatic tab            Ignores the automatic tab stop that   stop for hanging indent            Word 6.0 uses when creating a hanging                                      indent.   Don't add extra space              Prevents Word from inserting   for raised/lowered                 additional space between lines to   characters                         accommodate raised or lowered                                      characters.   Don't add leading                  Displays text without leading between   (extra space) between              the lines. This is the same   rows of text                       functionality that exists in Word                                      versions 5.x for the Macintosh.   Don't add space for                Word doesn't add extra space for   underlines                         underlines.   Don't balance columns              Prevents Word from balancing   for Continuous section             columns at the end of a section or   starts                             document.   Don't balance SBCS                 Not used in U.S. English Word.   characters and DBCS   characters   Don't blank the area               Prevents Word from obscuring any text   behind pictures                    or graphics surrounding an inserted                                      metafile. Selecting this option                                      decreases editing speed.   Don't center "exact                Changes the vertical position of text   line height" lines                 between the top of the line space and                                      the bottom of the line space.                                      With the option off, any extra space                                      is split between the ascender and                                      descender. With the option on, all                                      the extra space goes to the                                      descender.   Don't convert                      Not used in U.S. English Word.   backslash characters   into yen signs   Don't draw underline               Not used in U.S. English Word.   on trailing spaces   Expand character                   Justifies the line ending with   spaces on the line                 SHIFT+ENTER when the paragraph   ending SHIFT-RETURN                is formatted as justified.   Expand/condense by                 Rounds the measurement of the   whole number of points             spacing for characters with                                      condensed or expanded spacing to                                      the nearest whole number.   Lines wrap like Word 6.0           Not used in U.S. English Word.   Print body text before             Prints the main text layer before the   header/footer                      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              Prints all colors as black, instead   on noncolor printers               of using grayscale (different shades                                      of gray) when you use a printer that                                      does not print color.   Set the width of a                 WordPerfect calculates the width of a   space like WordPerfect 5.x         space in a proportional font                                      differently than Word does. In the                                      WordPerfect interface, this default                                      word spacing is named WordPerfect                                      Optimal. The Word 97 text converters                                      can use the WordPerfect formula for                                      spacing.   Show hard page or                  If a frame contains a manual, or hard   column breaks in frames            page break or column break, Word                                      displays it.   Substitute fonts based             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                WordPerfect suppresses any extra line   spacing at bottom                  spacing from the last line on a page.   of page                            For example, if line spacing is set                                      to double, the final line on the page                                      does not show White space below it.                                      To implement the line-spacing                                      feature, select "Suppress extra line                                      spacing at bottom of page" in the                                      Options list.   Suppress extra line                Prevents Word from adding extra line   spacing at top of page             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                Prevents Word from adding extra line   spacing at the top of              spacing at the top of a page. If the   page like Word 5.x                 line spacing for the line at the top   for the Macintosh                  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                This ensures that the layout of   spacing like WordPerfect           converted WordPerfect documents   5.x                                formatted with Automatic line height                                      closely matches that of the original                                      document.   Suppress Space Before              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                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                 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               Word rounds the font size up or down                                      as in WordPerfect 6.x for Windows.   Use larger small caps              Applies small caps formatting in Word   like Word 5.x for the              version 6.0 for the Macintosh the   Macintosh                          same way as Word version 5.x for the                                      Macintosh, which produces slightly                                      larger smaller capital letters.   Use printer metrics                If this option is enabled, Word will   to lay out document                use the information from the printer                                      driver that is installed as in some                                      earlier versions of Word.                                      If this option is disabled (default),                                      Word will use build-in metrics to lay                                      out the document. This means your                                      document will look the same no matter                                      what printer driver is installed.   Use Word 6.x/95 Border             Word suppresses paragraph borders   Rules                              when paragraph is intersected by                                      frames or wrapped drawing objects.   Wrap Trailing Spaces               Automatically moves any spaces that   To Next Line                       trail into the margin after a word at                                      the end of a line to the beginning of                                      the next line.				


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.

Article ID: 192635 - Last Review: 10/10/2013 20:55:28 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft Word 98 for Macintosh

  • kbnosurvey kbarchive kbinfo kblayout KB192635