WD: WordPerfect Table Formulas Are Not Retained in Word (112378)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Word 98 Macintosh Edition
    Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0
    Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0a
    Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0a-CD
    Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0b
    Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0c
    Microsoft Word for Windows 2.0c-CD
    Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0
    Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0a
    Microsoft Word for Windows 6.0c
    Microsoft Word for the Macintosh 5.0
    Microsoft Word for the Macintosh 5.0a
    Microsoft Word for the Macintosh 5.1
    Microsoft Word for the Macintosh 5.1a
    Microsoft Word for MS-DOS

This article was previously published under Q112378


In Microsoft Word, when you open a WordPerfect 5.1 for MS-DOS or WordPerfect 5.1 or 5.2 for Windows document containing tables with formulas (table math), only the latest recalculated results of the formulas are retained as normal text. The formulas themselves are lost.


This is a current design limitation of the WordPerfect converters supplied with the Word family of products.


Word for Windows does support performing calculations within table cells. To restore mathematical relationships among table cells, reenter the formulas after the conversion is complete.


WordPerfect's Table Math option allows you to define math formulas that add, subtract, multiply, and divide the values you put into referenced cells in much the same way you can in Word.

WordPerfect's Table Formulas are separate from WordPerfect Equations, which Word versions 2.0b and later do retain during conversion.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/24/2003
Keywords: kb3rdparty kbbug kbconversion kbinterop KB112378