Re: MS Word and cross-platform printing

Subject: Re: MS Word and cross-platform printing
From: "Linda K. Sherman" <linsherm -at- GTE -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 9 Sep 1998 22:46:28 -0400

I ran into an identical problem once. The Mac and PC versions of Word
seem to handle line spacing differently. I wasn't using Times NR, so I
don't think the font has anything to do with it.

What I did was go into the Mac version, find all the automatic page
breaks, change them to manual (hard) page breaks, and then export the

My Word for Mac skills are a bit rusty, but I think you can do a
Replace... using the search-for-format feature to find page breaks and
replace them with hard page breaks.

Michael Hacker wrote:
> I used Times New Roman (not Times) in a 150-page Word document thinking
> that this font would produce identical printed results when printed using a
> Mac or PC. However,the output on our HP LaserJet 4000 is identical
> horizontally but not vertically. On some pages printed using a PC one or
> two extra lines fit on a page. The result is that the page numbers in the
> index and table of contents are correct when printed using a Mac (I used a
> Mac to produce the document), but they're out of sync when printed using a
> PC. Argghhh!
> Eventually, we will distribute this document online so that users can
> download and print it. Aside from going to PDF, does anyone have any ideas
> to correct this problem?
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> Mike Hacker
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Linda K. Sherman <linsherm -at- gte -dot- net>
Freelance Writer -- Technical - Business - Government
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