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    Thanks for all the answers, and sorry to be so...

    Thanks for all the answers, and sorry to be so late in responding. I closed and opened the document several times, and finally I could get the cursor to move downward with the Enter key. No idea what...
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    Cursor trapped in image

    I'm using Word 2002. I inserted an image into the top half of a page, sized it and moved it, and now I find the cursor is trapped in the image, so I can't put text in the lower half of the page....
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    Eric... Excellent advice. I think that will...

    Eric...

    Excellent advice. I think that will solve my problem. I meant odd (right) page for starting chapters. It's just that when I look at a two page spread, my mind goes one, two.
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    Unwanted page numbers on blank pages

    I just finished setting up the headers and footers for my novel and, to my infinite surprise, everything came out right. Except, I have page numbers on the blank odd pages I inserted to force new...
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    Thanks for explaining, Charles. I've bookmarked...

    Thanks for explaining, Charles. I've bookmarked the references you listed and will check them out. Word is about the only game in town where word processors and Kindle conversions are concerned,...
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    Okay, let me make things a little clearer. ...

    Okay, let me make things a little clearer. Normally books (in this case novels) have the first line in a paragraph indented a small amount. There is no need to put a blank line between paragraphs...
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    A style tripped me up

    I received a manuscript from a friend, and put it up on Amazon's Kindle Store. But instead of having the indents that were shown in Format/Paragraph, it had block paragraphs with spaces between...
  8. Thanks for the fix, Paul. When I said "usually,"...

    Thanks for the fix, Paul. When I said "usually," I meant that # is standard in the print publishing industry, but some ebook authors use things like ~*~ and just leave them in the book. Mine are...
  9. I don't know what the first step did, but it did...

    I don't know what the first step did, but it did it 3366 times. The second step just closed up the spaces again. I may have to resign myself to doing it manually. 77 changes isn't a lot, I guess. ...
  10. I see the reason for the confusion. What I...

    I see the reason for the confusion. What I really have is a blank line between paragraphs, only it has the pound sign symbol in it. The idea is to delete the pound sign, then replace the space it...
  11. All the cleanup had already been done (tabs,...

    All the cleanup had already been done (tabs, line breaks, extra spaced before paragraph marks, etc). The manuscript is clean, except for the #. I normally go through and remove the # space holder...
  12. Thanks for the response, Pam, but while it said...

    Thanks for the response, Pam, but while it said it replaced 77 items--which shows its heart was in the right place--the fix seems a little haphazard. One time it fixed two places and left the others...
  13. Replacing end of paragraph space symbol with paragraph after spacing.

    The title of this post is probably confusing, but I wasn't sure how to describe what I meant in ten words or less. When a writer prepares a manuscript for publication, spaces between paragraphs...
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    Fantastic, RetiredGeek. You always come though.

    Fantastic, RetiredGeek. You always come though.
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    Find/Replace Debacle

    I was instructing a friend on how to remove extra spaces before paragraph symbols, but instead of writing "In the find box, enter a space and then a paragraph symbol, and in the replace box, enter...
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    Thanks, folks, for all the input, and sorry to be...

    Thanks, folks, for all the input, and sorry to be so late getting back to the thread. It seems I may have inadvertently corrected all the examples manually, but the next time the problem crops...
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    Backwards Quotation Marks

    I just encountered an odd problem. Some of my closing quotes are actually opening quotes. Nothing else looks unusual. I have no idea of how to use the find and replace function to fix the errant...
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    Thanks, Paul. That did the trick and saved me a...

    Thanks, Paul. That did the trick and saved me a huge amount of time. I've placed the instructions in a fire-proof vault.
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    Thanks for responding, Retired Geek. I...

    Thanks for responding, Retired Geek. I highlighted the text, then went into Format/Paragraph and set my first line indent to 0.25". The highlighting changed to reflect the new indent, but the text...
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    First Line Indent

    I have an old Word manuscript that was created using the tab key for indents (.5" indent). I now want to change the indent to .25". Highlighting the text and making the change does move the indent...
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    Kim... The check with Atlantis word processor...

    Kim...

    The check with Atlantis word processor involved text created with Atlantis. I did that early on to see if it was something I was doing, rather than something done by Word. Atlantis will...
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    Thanks, RetiredGeek. That saved me a lot of...

    Thanks, RetiredGeek. That saved me a lot of time. I should have looked more closely at my choices of symbols in find and replace.
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    Thanks for responding quickly, RetiredGeek. I...

    Thanks for responding quickly, RetiredGeek.

    I mean the formatting marks that denote spaces, like periods, but higher up. 30485

    The attached example is a rare four space one. Usually it's one...
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    Too many formatting marks

    I'm using Word 2002, and I'm in the process of going through a manuscript and checking for unwanted formatting marks. What I'm finding are a lot of extra space marks at the end of paragraphs, usually...
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