Re: Word spacing in Word 97

Subject: Re: Word spacing in Word 97
From: sallyyeo <sallyyeo -at- EXECPC -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 26 May 1997 11:24:34 -0500


Mac and PC platforms have slightly different algorithms for determining
character spacing. The problem with line breaks that you described is
very common when doing cross platform work. The only way I know to
handle this is to work manually with character spacing until you get it
to work. I believe that you will have to visually check all the pages.

Sally Yeo
sallyyeo -at- execpc -dot- com

> Are there any Word 97 experts who can help me with this one? A client of
> mine has a batch of files created in Word 5.1 for the Mac. When these files
> are ported to Word 97/Windows 95, the character spacing is ever-so-slightly
> wider, which adds up enough to cause line breaks and page breaks to vary
> from the originals.
> The fonts seem identical (just Postscript Helvetica, nothing too fancy).
> The printer (a Postscript H-P Laserjet) is identical. What could be the
> source of this? My only guess so far is that perhaps Fractional Widths was
> used in the Mac files. I can't find Fractional Widths in Word 97.
> Any other hints, clues, suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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