[bksvol-discuss] Re: removing dashes with macros

  • From: "Cheryl Fogle" <cfogle@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 23:13:45 -0600

Hi Kelly.  Somehow I didn't get your message yesterday.  How do you write a hrd 
line break? Carriage return didn't work. Thanks.

Cheryl Fogle MA
Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, University of New Mexico

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Kellie Hartmann 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, June 10, 2005 9:05 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: removing dashes with macros

  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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