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    WordXP's Switch of auto-date Superscript (XP SP-2)

    Hi,

    When you type a date, the 2 letters after the numbers are superscripted automatically, e.g. 22nd causes the "nd" to be raised up to a superscript level.

    How can I stop this?

    m.q.

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    Re: WordXP's Switch of auto-date Superscript (XP SP-2)

    I've never seen this, but my first guess would be the AutoFormat as You Type settings. Try Tools>AutoCorrect... and find the tab with that caption on it. See one source for many miseries in Word.

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    Re: WordXP's Switch of auto-date Superscript (XP SP-2)

    Jefferson's nailed it & the specific option is "Ordinals (1st) with superscript". Make sure this is UNchecked.
    Cheers,

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    Re: WordXP's Switch of auto-date Superscript (XP SP-2)

    Brilliant stuff.

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    Auto-date Superscript

    The option to autoformat ordinals with superscript is checked. But, when I type a date like May 22, the nd doesn't appear. I made sure the option is checked in autoformat and autoformat as you type. I am using Word 2003. I don't usually like this, so I had it unchecked. But, a co-worker wanted to see how it works, and when I turned it on with the checkmark, it didn't work. Any ideas?

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    Re: Auto-date Superscript

    As far as I know, Word never automatically adds "st", "nd", "rd" or "th" after a number, including the day number in a date.
    The AutoFormat As You Type setting to superscript ordinals only means that if you type a number immediately followed by the appropriate postfix yourself, Word will superscript that postfix. So if you type May 22nd, Word will apply superscript to "nd". It won't add the "nd" automatically, you have to type that yourself.

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