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    Em dashes in caption labels (Word 2000 SR-1)

    When I insert captions and (from the Caption Numbering dialog) choose to use a hyphen as the separator between the included chapter number and the sequence number, Word uses an em dash rather than a hyphen. The period, en dash, and colon options seem to work as expected; only the hyphen seems buggy.

    I can't find this reported on Microsoft's website (big surprise), and wonder if anyone can confirm this behavior.

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    Re: Em dashes in caption labels (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Could this have anything to do with autocorrect? Seems unlikely, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.
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    Re: Em dashes in caption labels (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Excellent thought, but not the problem. The hyphen is not in my autocorrect list, and I use hyphens "manually" all the time with no problem.

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    Re: Em dashes in caption labels (Word 2000 SR-1)

    One other thought: how about the autocorrect setting to change hyphens to dash? I know, a long shot.
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    Re: Em dashes in caption labels (Word 2000 SR-1)

    That wasn't it either. But it was worth a try, anyway.

    I may take the time to report it to Microsoft, so that I can experience futility to the fullest.

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