[bksvol-discuss] Re: Tabs question

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:42:54 -0700

Hi Melissa,

What a great idea!  Much more hopeful a solution than mine!  Thanks!

Mayrie

 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Melissa Smith
Sent: Friday, July 01, 2011 8:41 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Tabs question

If you tried replacing ^t with space and nothing changed, you definitely
don't have tabs. I believe the ^w is the symbol for whitespace. I would try
replacing that with space and see what you get. I'd make a backup just
encase. Another thought, have you standardized font? If so, did you just do
font and font size, or did you do anything with the character spacing? If
you didn't do anything with the character spacing, I can send you directions
for doing that, and that may clean things up.

Melissa Smith

On 7/1/2011 10:29 AM, Sue Stevens wrote:
> Hi Mayrie,
> I am wondering if I miscalled my problem.  I mean, I can get the 
> cursor one space to the right of the first portion of a line with this 
> white space.  But then, if I press right arrow, it goes to the first 
> letter of the word right after the white space.  And if I paste either 
> of those to my clipboard, it selects either the whole first portion or 
> the whole second portion, depending on where my cursor is.  In other 
> words, I can't space within the white space areas, so is that tabs, or 
> would it be white space?
> I know this is unclear.  What should I see in the find what box if I 
> truly select a tab?  Does that make sense?  (smile) I tried the other 
> thing with caret and t, and it didn't change anything.
> Thanks, Mayrie, and I hope I haven't muddied the waters with this 
> post.  (smile) Sue S.
> *From:* Mayrie ReNae <mailto:mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Friday, July 01, 2011 8:54 AM
> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Tabs question 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.
> Mayrie
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> [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) Thanks, Sue S.
> *From:* Valerie Maples <mailto:vlmaples@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Thursday, June 30, 2011 9:47 PM
> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> <mailto: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!
>
> Valerie
>
> 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) Thanks, Sue S.
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