Re: MSWord problem

Subject: Re: MSWord problem
From: John Russell <johnr -at- BRS -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 1994 17:27:33 EST

> Has anyone else on techwr-l experienced such problems with displays that
> aren't WYSIWYG? I've also found that that (most) word processors that I've
> used are NOT WYSIWYG, which I'm beginning to think is a BIG problem within the
> industry.

Yes, in MS-Word no less. We used one of Words pre-formatted tables for
for one of our manuals. The shading was set to something like 3%, which
looked fine on screen, and was fine when we printed to our laser printer.

When we created postscript files and sent them to press, however, they
came out clear, with no shading at all. When we investigated this problem,
we saw that Word's pre-defined shading was not 3%, but something like
.3%. Big difference. It looked ok on screen, (and in this case, even looked
ok printed) but our WYS software definitely did not give us our WYG!

> P.S. It's 69 degrees here this morning!!!!

<snarl> I had to drive to work in snow


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