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    Auto-Correct Issue (2003)

    This is kind of strange one. Everytime I type something like Dear Mr. Smith: - Word will automatically correct it by putting a space before the colon ([img]/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif[/img]. Any ideas why this might be happening?

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    Re: Auto-Correct Issue (2003)

    Hi Mickey:
    Well, the first thing I would check is, you guessed it, AutoCorrect. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Check for entries starting with Dear & also the colon. I don't have Word 2003, but you might check under Tools/AutoCorrect.../Autoformat as you type (unless it's been moved) & see if any of the automatic "corrections" affect this. I don't know if any add-in could be affecting this...if you've installed some, you could check the steps at <post#=197827>post 197827</post#>. I can't think of anything else right now.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Auto-Correct Issue (2003)

    Another thing to check is the language (in "Tools > Language > Set language"):
    If the text is French and the "AutoFormat as you type" options are set to replace straight quotes with smart quotes, you'd get a nonbreaking space inserted automatically.

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Klaus

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    Re: Auto-Correct Issue (2003)

    Nice one, Klaus! It happens with Word 2000, too; I would have never found that. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Auto-Correct Issue (2003)

    That was exactly it. Thanks!

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    Re: Auto-Correct Issue (2003)

    Hi Phil,

    Well, living (relatively) close to the French border helped.

    <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Klaus

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    Re: Auto-Correct Issue (2003)

    I live close to a French bakery. I guess I need to go there more often. <img src=/S/laugh.gif border=0 alt=laugh width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Auto-Correct Issue (2003)

    I've got a bottle of French wine in the cupboard, but however much I drink I don't seem to learn any more.

    StuartR

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