[bksvol-discuss] Re: Tabs question

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 06:54:09 -0700

HI Sue,
You could place your cursor on the first tab or white space that you'd like
to remove, press shift plus right arrow to highlight it, open the find and
replace dialogue by pressing control plus h and that highlighted tab will
appear in the find box.  In the replace box, type a space.  Then hit enter
on "replace all".  If that doesn't work, you could try this. 
I think the thing to type into the find box to get rid of tabs and replace
them with spaces is ^t, that's caret followed immediately by the letter t.
In the replace box type a space.  Then hit enter on replace all.  I'm not
sure I have remembered the write notation for a tab though.  I should know
this! I checked, that's the write character string to type in.  My memory
isn't slipping as badly as I thought it was, whew!
Maybe one of those things will work.  I hope so!  Extra spaces do make
proofreading a little frustrating, don't they?
Good luck!  Let us know what happens.


From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sue Stevens
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:52 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Tabs question

Hi Valerie,
I'm not scanning, I am proofing.  (smile) I don't know how to replace tabs.
I know replacing line breaks is a lot of trouble with a lot of steps.
I don't know how to send you a page.  (smile)
Sue S.
From: Valerie Maples <mailto:vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>  
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 9:47 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Tabs question
Hi, Sue! 
It sounds possible that someone or something substituted a line break with a
tab.  I would be glad to look at a page and test for you to see if you can
then do a global replace of tabs with spaces.  Or you could try that and
revert if it does not work.
Which scan engine are you using?
Good luck!


On Jun 30, 2011, at 8:58 PM, Sue Stevens wrote:

Hi All,
In the book I have started proofing there is a problem with tabs on some
lines, not on all lines.  There will be a portion of text, then a big space,
then the rest of the line.  If I backspace between the first and second
parts of a line, the last word of the first portion is up against the first
word of the second portion.  Then if I space just one, it goes back the way
it was.  As I understand it, the tool takes out these spaces, but I would
feel a lot better if I knew a way to remove them.  They are not tables.  It
is a novel, and they just continue the story.  Is there a way to correct
this problem?  Oh, and I have Word 2010.  (smile)
Sue S.


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