Re: Word 7 -- Help!

Subject: Re: Word 7 -- Help!
From: Peggy Schillinger <peggys -at- STLNET -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 1997 00:14:50 -0500

Bayne, Sonia E. wrote:

> Here's the problem: when opening an existing
> document, the screen is not wyswig -- all docs appear with the same
> sans serif font, bold is shown as underline, tabs and spaces are
> underlined. The doc prints out okay. MS support had him go into Word via the exec
> with /a command at the end, and that is fine as a workaround (don't
> know why though). "They" say that a file is missing (winword.opt).
> So -- any Word 7 users out there who have had a problem like this?
> Does
> your Word7 have a file called winword.opt? Any resolution other than
> reloading the program? And what does /a do?

Your description fits the draft mode setting; if I'm right, you've
stumbled over a feature, not a bug. Access your Tools> Options dialog
box and then click the View tab. Does the Draft Mode box have an X in
it? If so, simply clear this box and then click OK. You'll go back to
the familiar screen.

I like to use draft mode because it is a lot faster than maintaining a
WYSIWYG screen constantly. It uses a Microsoft font no matter how many
font changes you use, but when you exit out of draft mode, all your
formatting is there.

I hope this helps....Peggy Schillinger
Peggy Schillinger peggys -at- stlnet -dot- com
Computer Software Technical Writer 314-569-9495 (V)
Co-President, STC St. Louis (MO) 314-994-1905 (F)

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