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    Hard Space in Word (2003)

    The software for a Fujitsu scanner has taken over the shortcut (Shift + Ctrl + space) to insert a hard space in MS Word. Is there another way to accomplish this? I have never come across this before. any help will be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Hard Space in Word (2003)

    One possibility is that an add-in has changed the keyboard shortcut in Word. Another is that a system level hotkey has been created that is overriding Word's default. In that case, you probably would need to disable/uninstall the add-in or system-level hotkey in order to regain use of Ctrl+Shift+space.

    Alternately, you could assign a new keyboard shortcut for a hard (non-breaking) space. If you open Tools > Customize, Keyboard, and choose "Common Symbols" from the list on the left, you will be able to choose Nonbreaking space on the right and assign a new or additional key combination. By default, Ctrl+Alt+space is available.

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    Re: Hard Space in Word (2003)

    Thank you so much! Another little handy trick to add to my repertoire! Thanks again.

    Carol

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    Re: Hard Space in Word (2003)

    Hi Carol,

    Without having to disable the add-in, you could hold down the Alt key and type 160 on the numeric keypad on a std keyboard (I don't know how one gets ALt-Num combinations on laptops that lack a numeric keypad).
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    Paul Edstein
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    Re: Hard Space in Word (2003)

    Cool beans! I love shortcuts. Thanks a bunch!

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    Re: Hard Space in Word (2003)

    When I hold down the ALT key and type 160 on the num pad I get an accented a.

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    Re: Hard Space in Word (2003)

    Type Alt+0160 instead.

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    Re: Hard Space in Word (2003)

    You're the best Hans! I don't know why I didn't think of that!

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