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  1. :clapping: Wow! That is a very slick example of...

    :clapping: Wow! That is a very slick example of field code logic Macropod; definitely one for my 'useful tricks' file...



    Despite lots of supposedly clear examples, I've never been able to wrap...
  2. [SOLVED] Learning how to use sections effectively does...

    Learning how to use sections effectively does have a steep learning curve Lou, but the benefits are worth it if you use Word to prepare books. The setup each time is tedious though, so I start with a...
  3. [SOLVED] This is a common section-related issue....

    This is a common section-related issue. RetiredGeek's method will work, but as you've seen it requires you to edit out what you don't want.

    This method gives you all the control, and should give...
  4. Be sure to use the numeric keypad for the digits...

    Be sure to use the numeric keypad for the digits when you use lfh003's tip. It doesn't work if you use the numbers on the normal keyboard.
  5. Thread: Wildcards

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    [SOLVED] The ^$ token is not valid when "Use wildcards" is...

    The ^$ token is not valid when "Use wildcards" is selected. I suspect you used the Special pulldown to choose "Any letter" before you turned on the wildcard checkbox. If you have that option checked...
  6. The en dash may be an available option via the...

    The en dash may be an available option via the Special pulldown in the Find and Replace "More>>" dialog—and if it is, will appear in the replace with box as the ^= token (and ^+ for the longer em...
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    Just FYI, keyboard shortcuts for each of the...

    Just FYI, keyboard shortcuts for each of the functions you cite will work whether or not the toolbar is visible.


    Copy and paste: Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V (cut=Ctrl-X)
    Change font size: select and...
  8. You can re-attach a template and update the...

    You can re-attach a template and update the document styles via the Templates and Add-ins dialog. Unfortunately, this dialog is included within the normally-hidden Developer ribbon group, so you'll...
  9. You can customize the Quick Access Toolbar to add...

    You can customize the Quick Access Toolbar to add the command "New Blank Document", but the easyist way would be to use the Ctrl-N keyboard shortcut. (If that has been re-assigned to something else,...
  10. Are you operating with >1 screen? The Styles...

    Are you operating with >1 screen? The Styles dialog will normally dock if you drag it towards an edge. If you have a dual screen monitor setup, the dialog can be moved onto the 2nd screen instead of...
  11. I totally agree! Moreover, if you use a...

    I totally agree! Moreover, if you use a structured approach, semi-automated tools like macros are far more dependable. I've always felt that if someone is trying to use Word without taking advantage...
  12. I doubt if a template from an earlier version of...

    I doubt if a template from an earlier version of Word would cause a problem like this. Can you clarify what is happening a bit more? From what I understand, you have a document being printed duplex....
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    As noted, you can Find the highlight attribute,...

    As noted, you can Find the highlight attribute, but not a particular color of highlight.

    However, if you set up different character styles to apply different colors of shading, you can then Find...
  14. It doesn't do that in Word 2010, and I've never...

    It doesn't do that in Word 2010, and I've never heard anyone else ask about it. Perhaps you could post an example.
  15. You can do it with Find and Replace. First, type...

    You can do it with Find and Replace. First, type in and format the first instance the way you want it, then copy all of it including the paragraph marks before and at the end of the new statement....
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    You could use VBA (or WordBasic for Word 2003?)....

    You could use VBA (or WordBasic for Word 2003?). An easy interface method would be to just to select every other row by pressing Ctrl as you click at each row. Then you can use Table Properties > Row...
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    That's a useful clarification Charles. And for...

    That's a useful clarification Charles. And for people using Word 2010+, the Templates and Add-Ins dialog is no longer easily accessible, so you'll need to modify the QAT to add it or—my preferred...
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    Glad it helped wilsons... Over the years I've...

    Glad it helped wilsons...

    Over the years I've accumulated a pretty large collection of helpful chunks of VBA code (and even still retain some useful WordBasic macros). If they were all contained...
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    Check your Normal.dot template. If it is large or...

    Check your Normal.dot template. If it is large or complex, exit Word and rename it. Then restart Word to see if it improves the start-up time. If Word doesn't find a Normal.dot, it creates a new one...
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    Yes, I know what you mean about the 1-2 in a...

    Yes, I know what you mean about the 1-2 in a 2-page spread; when you view a PDF with that view selected, it starts with an empty spot (for page zero?) but then shows the remaining spreads correctly....
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    You don't need to insert pages to force chapters...

    You don't need to insert pages to force chapters to start on an even page if you use an Even Page section break instead of a page break. This will eliminate the unwanted page number (and any other...
  22. Just type Alt-0151 where you've typed the 2nd...

    Just type Alt-0151 where you've typed the 2nd "--" (being sure to use the numeric pad for the digits). It will display as the em dash (—). The Alt sequence works for most Windows apps.

    By default,...
  23. Or use an en dash by typing Alt-0150 using the...

    Or use an en dash by typing Alt-0150 using the digits on the numeric pad. For most fonts, an en dash is the width of a digit, so is typographically more appealing than a hyphen: hyphen -; en –; and...
  24. Hernandz' suggestion to use the Styleref field...

    Hernandz' suggestion to use the Styleref field code will do what you want without the need to set up a new heading for each chapter.

    A couple of things to note:

    1. You may not need the \*...
  25. You can use switches for the REF field to isolate...

    You can use switches for the REF field to isolate the appendix number. Use the Insert > Cross-reference dialog with Reference type=Heading to choose the heading you want (i.e. Appendix A Sample 1)....
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