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    Overstrike a character with a backslash (97+)

    Now that Search is back <img src=/S/fanfare.gif border=0 alt=fanfare width=31 height=23> I found an April 2001 post by Jefferson about how to overstrike/strikethrough a character.

    Being unable to follow what to do <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>, I did the following:

    Click on Insert
    Click on Field
    In Field Names box, click on EQ (which puts EQ followed by a space in the thin box)
    Type O(e,) and press Enter (since I want to get small e with backslash

    Result is as required but the struckthrough character e is followed by a blank!

    Please, how do I remove the suffixed blank? Multi-ta's!
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: Overstrike a character with a backslash (97+)

    Remove the space between the closing brackets ) and } so that the field code looks like<pre>{ EQ o (e,)}</pre>


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    Re: Overstrike a character with a backslash (97+)

    Hans, you're my hero (yet again...)!! <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>

    What did I do wrong to get the surplus blank in the first place?

    For some reason Alt+F9 didn't seem to do anything, until I became very cross and bashed the keys hard! (Word seems to respond to a bit of violence...)
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    Re: Overstrike a character with a backslash (97+)

    You didn't do anything wrong. Word always puts a space after { and before } in fields. In most cases, that doesn't matter, but with the EQ field, it does. This oversight/bug has been in Word since at least Word 95.

    I don't have the problem you describe with Alt+F9. (But on my PC, Word often ignores the Shift key)

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    Re: Overstrike a character with a backslash (97+)

    Hi Hans:
    I've always found Shift+F9 to work if I have the cursor either immediately in front of or inside the field or the field is selected. It won't work if the cursor is just after the field. It also doesn't work if the field is inside a table cell & the whole cell is selected, but does work if the entire row or table is selected (unless you've just extended or reduced the selection using the shift key). I also seem to recall that in older versions (like Word 6), it only worked in a particular view (like Page Layout or normal, but I can't recall which).

    Come to think of it, it's easier to say "But on my PC, Word often ignores the Shift key". <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Cheers,

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