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    Find: New/Not New? (Wd2000)

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

    I just discovered by accident that there is some limited support for Undo/Redo in Word's dialog boxes like in the Find/Replace dialog. Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+Y will undo/redo changes.

    Then I got curious and tried other keys. Ctrl+N displays "New" under "Find what:" in "Edit > Replace"; if you do that once more, it changes to "Not New".

    I guess it's just a remnant of some un-implemented feature, but thought to ask here in case I have overlooked something... <img src=/S/scratch.gif border=0 alt=scratch width=25 height=29>

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    Re: Find: New/Not New? (Wd2000)

    Hi Klaus,

    That's really interesting. It looks like there are a number of Control+ combinations that work in the Find/Replace dialog:

    Control+B, I, U for instance add Font: Bold, Italic, Underline respectively.
    Control+ L, R, J, E add Flush Left, Flush Right, Justified and Centered respectively.

    Another oddity of the Control+N behavior is that it is a tristate - it toggles from Format: New to Format: Not New to nothing. Any ideas what 'Format: New' is supposed to do? (Control+N adds a new document, but not when used in the Find dialog<g>)

    Gary

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    Re: Find: New/Not New? (Wd2000)

    Sorry, just found the answer: If "Track changes" is on, "New" will only find new text, "Not New" old text. This feature was new to me!

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    Re: Find: New/Not New? (Wd2000)

    Hi Klaus:
    I knew about the Ctrl+Z (I make a lot of mistakes <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>), but didn't know about Ctrl+N. Either a remnat or maybe Ctrl+N was originally going to be assigned to something else, but was abandoned.

    While playing around, I discovered that finding "Format: Not New" gives the same result as no formatting, but finding "Format: New" yeilds no results.

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    Re: Find: New/Not New? (Wd2000)

    Hi Phil, hi Gary,

    Well I'm glad I didn't make a fool of myself. Feared that everybody but me knew this feature <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    It seems to be one more goodie the programmers put in, but forgot to tell the marketing about. I found nothing in the Online help about it (though that doesn't proove there isn't anything hidden someplace).

    If you use "Track revisions", this may be quite handy. If you are editing a long document, you can search in your own revisions without getting a lot of false matches.

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    Re: Find: New/Not New? (Wd2000)

    Hi Gary:
    All the font shortcut keys work in the Find dialog box & have a "tri-state" format. e.g.
    hidden=Ctrl+Shft+H
    superscript=Ctrl++ (not to be confused with C++ <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>)
    subscript=Ctrl+=

    You'll note that the "tri-state" on the last 2 operate differently, going from subscript to not superscript to nothing.

    Ctrl+spacebar removes character formatting
    Ctrl+Q removes paragraph formatting
    Ctrl+Shift+K is small caps, etc.

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