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    Pasting a Period after a Right Paren (2003/SP3)

    When I copy a period and try to paste it immediately to the right of a right paren, Word inserts an extra space between the right paren and the period. Is this a bug or a setting issue?

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    Re: Pasting a Period after a Right Paren (2003/SP3)

    Could be the old "Smart Cut and Paste" kicking in. Try turning that off or tweaking the settings:

    Tools > Options > Edit tab (about 60% of the way down, on the right)

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    Re: Pasting a Period after a Right Paren (2003/SP3)

    Jefferson is correct. To change this behavior:
    - Select Tools | Options...
    - Activate the Edit tab.
    - Either clear the check box "Smart cut and paste", ...
    - Or leave the check box ticked, but click the Settings.... button next to it, and clear the check box "Adjust sentence and word spacing automatically".
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    Re: Pasting a Period after a Right Paren (2003/SP3)

    Thanks Hans and Jefferson. When I unchecked the Smart Cut and Paste option, the problem went away.

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