Re: Word for Word users?

Subject: Re: Word for Word users?
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- STARBASECORP -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 12:29:39 -0700

> I hope I have reached the tech. writers mailing list. I am about to begin a
> Frame 4.0 to Word 6.0a conversion project using Word for Word. My client is
> still interested in using Word for Word, even though they have had
> consistently unsatisfactory experiences with it in the past.

> One of the things they think they have learned is that W4W requires the style
> names to be the same in both Frame and Word for a successful conversion. Are
> there any W4W users out there who can confirm this? And, if so, do you have
> any other hints you'd like to pass along?

> I am not a regular subscriber, so if you respond to the list, please also
> copy me at bjrwriter -at- aol -dot- com -dot- Thanks!

> -- Jean Richardson

I'm an occasional user of Word for Word -- and by coincidence
have taken the Frame to Word path.

In my experience, the style names don't really make any difference.
The one thing that really throws W4W off is a font change in mid-
paragraph. The rest of the paragraph appears in the new font. This
is a real shocker for bulleted paragraphs -- all the text appears
in symbol font! But it reformats OK.

I seem to remember having some difficulty with anything that
was on the master page in Frame, too, but I can't remember
specifics. As a safeguard (if it's not too much work), I'd
delete everything on the master page before I made the conversion.

And, if I remember correctly, W4W ignores page layout (margins,
page size, etc.).

Hope this helps. ;-)

Sue Gallagher
StarBase Corp, Irvine CA
sgallagher -at- starbasecorp -dot- com

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