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    Bullets in a special way (Word 97 and >)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Folks...

    I have a set of Q&As and I would like to bullet the Qs but not the As. If I select all the text of the Q&As I would be able to do that, and if I select each Q alone, well I'll see you in September, have a nice lounging.

    So what is the answer to mass bullet only where you want it to be bulleted.

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    Re: Bullets in a special way (Word 97 and >)

    If you answers are placed beneathe the question, pressing Shift Enter befor entering the answer will put it on a new line, but in the same paragraph. As bullets are applied to paragraphs it should remain un-bulleted,

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    Re: Bullets in a special way (Word 97 and >)

    Hi Wassim:
    Another way to do this would be to create a style (e.g. Question), modify to add bullets (Format/Style/Modify/Format/Bullets & Numbering) & then do a Find/Replace.

    Using wildcards:
    Find:Q*^13
    Replace: here you go to Format/Style & choose your style (i.e. Question)

    There have been previous posts on the Word board discussing how to create a question & answer style & have each one follow the next.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Bullets in a special way (Word 97 and >)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Andrew

    You know, if I hang out here long enough, I may learn a thing or two.

    Thanks a Million.

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    Re: Bullets in a special way (Word 97 and >)

    Hi! I am no expert, but in Word97 what I would do is use "Format/Bullets & Numbering/Outline."

    In this, set the first level to "none" for the "number style" and in the "number format" box type the text you want to appear before your question. Then, in the second level, select "none" for "number style" again and remove anything that is in the "number format" box. The indent postions are controlled by the "text position" selection.

    When typing your information, use the increase and decrease indent buttons on toolbar (or create keyboard shortcuts) and/or the tab key. If you need to tweak your outline settings, don't forget to highlight the entire area to change.

    Good luck. I've used this before. It worked well.

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    Re: Bullets in a special way (Word 97 and >)

    Wassim,

    Following on from RobinCB's input (which I was playing with even as I read her response), you can of course type the word
    Question
    in the Number Format box and do likewise for Answer, using different styles as Phil suggested.

    I decided to try to take this one step further. For example, you indicated that you really wanted a bullet in front of "Question".

    Since you can type Question in the Number Format box, I decided to see what else you could type, like maybe a bullet and a few spaces before Question. While copying and pasting such characters from Word didn't seem very effective (it worked to a limited extent), using ALT+xx did seem to work pretty nicely. For example, a non-breaking space was ALT+0160. This would give me the space before Question. I just couldn't seem to get the character for a bullet (either from the Normal Font or from the Symbol Font) to come out right. This is probably a problem for Klaus Linke, who knows all those ALT combinations.

    I could get other ALT combinations to work. Using ALT+013 as part of my Number Format was very interesting - it gave an extra blank line after I hit enter.

    So much for doodling.

    Fred

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