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Unread 09-04-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
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Double hyphen [--] to em dash [Word 2007]

The instructions for having that substitution made automatically when the
double hyphens are typed are clear enough. The problem is that it doesn't
work.
 
Unread 09-04-2008, 07:23 PM   #2
Bob Buckland ?:-\)
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Re: Double hyphen [--] to em dash [Word 2007]

Hi VC user,

If you've checked that the autoformat/autoformat as you type options for this feature (Alt, T, A) are turned on then what happens
when you type the following
Change -- to dash

Connecting--dash

For me the first example didn't change until the space after the word 'to' was typed in Word 2007, but the second example came when
typing space immediately after 'dash'

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<<"VCuser" <VCuser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5DC0E445-126C-457D-971E-E60509EF2011@microsoft.com...
The instructions for having that substitution made automatically when the
double hyphens are typed are clear enough. The problem is that it doesn't work.>>
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Bob Buckland ?:-)
MS Office System Products MVP

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Unread 09-04-2008, 10:17 PM   #3
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: Double hyphen [--] to em dash [Word 2007]

The AutoFormat doesn't fire until you have signaled completion of the
following word by typing a space or punctuation mark.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"VCuser" <VCuser@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5DC0E445-126C-457D-971E-E60509EF2011@microsoft.com...
> The instructions for having that substitution made automatically when the
> double hyphens are typed are clear enough. The problem is that it doesn't
> work.
>



 
 

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