[bksvol-discuss] Re: removing dashes with macros

  • From: "Kellie Hartmann" <hart0421@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 22:05:47 -0500

Hi Cheryl,
Part of the message I sent out yesterday about getting rid of undesirable line 
breaks covered undesirable hyphens too. What you do is look at the book and see 
how things usually are in it--is there a space between the hyphen and line 
break, or between the line break and the second half of the word? After you 
check that out, you can do an f and r accordingly, using a string such as dash, 
space, paragraph mark, or dash, paragraph mark, space etc.

I don't know any programming either, nor do I ever want to. <grin> The neat 
thing about Word macros is you need exactly 0 programming knowledge, 
experience, or talent. I had this idea for years that writing a macro in Word 
would be so difficult it wasn't even worth trying, but it turned out to be 
wonderfully simple. You start recording, and then you just actually perform the 
options you want in the macro. Of course, you want to limit extra things, so it 
would be good to think through, and maybe write down, in advance exactly what 
you want your macro to do.

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