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2001-08-09, 17:29 #1marionjGuest
Vanishing ampersand (Word 97 SR2)
One of our users wants to include an ampersand (&) in a dropdown field in a Word form, e.g. "Brown & White LLP." It disappears or is replaced by an underscore. I tried putting quotes around it - I get two quotes with nothing in between. I tried two ampersands - the dropdown shows one, but it doesn't get inserted into the document.
2001-08-10, 01:30 #2
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Re: Vanishing ampersand (Word 97 SR2)
Our firm's name also has an ampersand in the middle, and I notice randomly that this is displayed as a _, for example, on the splash screen of FileMaker Pro. I assume this is some limitation imposed deep in the bowels of Windows. In a Word form, using a double && makes the item appear correctly in the drop down list, but only while it is dropped down. Once selected, there is a space there instead. Weird.
(A few minutes later...)
Oh, I guess this is not news, it's just life: <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q196/5/16.ASP>Q196516</A>