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Microsoft Office

Specifies the settings for importing and exporting Microsoft Office and other documents.

To access this command...

Choose Tools - Options - Load/Save - Microsoft Office.

Embedded Objects

The Embedded Objects section specifies how to import and export Microsoft Office or other OLE objects.

These settings are valid when no Microsoft or other OLE server exists (for example, in UNIX) or when there is no Office OLE server ready for editing the OLE objects.

If an OLE server is active for the embedded object, then the OLE server will be used to handle the object.

If no OLE server is active for MathType objects, then embedded MathType objects can be converted to Office Math objects. For this conversion, the embedded MathType objects must not exceed the MathType 3.1 specifications.

[L] and [S] Columns

The [L] and [S] checkbox displays the entries for the pair of OLE objects that can be converted when loading into Office [L] and/or when saving into a Microsoft format [S].

Mark the box in the [L] column in front of the entry if a Microsoft or other OLE object is to be converted into the specified Office OLE object when a Microsoft or other document is loaded into Office.

Mark the box in the [S] column in front of the entry if a Office OLE object is to be converted into the specified Microsoft OLE object when a document is saved in a Microsoft file format.

Character Highlighting

Microsoft Office has two character attributes similar to Office character highlighting. Use this control to select the attribute, highlighting or shading, that Office should use when exporting Office character highlighting to Microsoft Office file formats.

Highlighting exports the closest match between a Office highlighting colour and one of the 16 Microsoft highlighting colours, using the Office character attribute that makes it easy for Office users to edit with the highlighting tool in Office applications. This is the default setting in Office 5.0 to 6.4.

Shading exports all RGB colours to the other Office character attribute. This preserves colour fidelity between Office and Microsoft Office documents, but Office users must edit this character attribute with a tool that is not commonly used or easy to find in Office applications. This is the default setting since Office 7.0.

The "compatibility" filter in the Character Highlighting Colour dialogue box provides the Microsoft Office highlighting colours. Use those colours and choose Export as: Highlighting if you want both colour fidelity and ease of editing for Office users.

Lock files

Mark this checkbox to generate a Microsoft Office lock file in addition to Office own lock file. Lock files signal to applications that a resource or file should not be used until the lock is released.

Office can read lock files generated by Microsoft Office.