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    overstrike or double character (Word 2000 SR-1)

    How can I combine two characters so one will print on top of the other? I want to put a bar over a 3 to indicate that the decimal repeats, i.e., 1.333333, etc. Thanks in advance.

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    Re: overstrike or double character (Word 2000 SR-1)

    There are several ways to do this, for example using the ADVANCE field.

    Type a 3.
    Press Ctrl+F9 to insert field brackets (you mustn't type the { } yourself)
    Between the brackets, type ADVANCE L6
    After the brackets, insert an overbar character (Alt+0175 with Numlock on)
    Right-click the ADVANCE field and select Toggle Field Codes.
    If the position is not to your liking, select the combination character, then right-click it and select Toggle field codes again. The L6 means that the overbar is shifted 6 points to the left. You can replace the 6 by a larger or smaller number. If you want to shift the overbar up or down, select it (while the field codes are displayed) and select Format | Font..., and set its position to be raised by 1 or 2 points (in the middle tab of the Font dialog)

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    Re: overstrike or double character (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Thank you! After several false starts, I discovered there must be a space between the switch and the numeral specifying the number of points to shift.

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    Re: overstrike or double character (Word 2000 SR-1)

    No method is perfect, so if you want to experiment some more, see this thread: Custom overstriking (Word2000).

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    Re: overstrike or double character (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Hi Ione,

    You can also do this without fields, via Format|Font|Character Spacing, and changing the parameters there.

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    Paul Edstein
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    Re: overstrike or double character (Word 2000 SR-1)

    Hey, that's neat. I never thought of using character spacing that way.

    For others wondering how to do this: say that you want to create 3 with an overbar

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