Word Style Map (MWS File)

When DBT imports a file from Word for Windows, it will recognize any default Styles applied to the text in Word, and apply appropriate DBT Braille Styles.

For example Word's "Heading 1" Style, will become DBT's "h1." heading Style in DBT.

This potentially gives you tremendous control over how imported Word documents are formatted, and can save you literally hours of work.

If a document contains User Defined Word Styles, DBT will not know about them. You can however use a utility called SWIFT, which may already have been installed on your system in Word, to map User Styles to DBT Styles.

Details for using SWIFT are available in DBT's main Help system.

If you are following BANA braille formatting and rules, you may alternatively use the "Braille" Template in Word, which may be installed on your system. See the Help Topic called "Word Template (BANA Braille 2014)" for a full explanation.

Experienced users may however prefer to create and maintain their own Word Style Map files, which are containing in the c:\duxbury\templates folder, and have the file extension ".mws". For details on how these files work, please see "Editing the ".mws" file" Topic.