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    Backspaces in autocorrect (2000/2002/2003)

    Is there a way to include backspaces in an AutoCorrect expansion?

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    Re: Backspaces in autocorrect (2000/2002/2003)

    Can you explain this in more detail? Is a backspace a special character? If you can insert it with Insert>Symbol, there is a good chance you can save it as part of an AutoCorrect entry. If you mean that you want to automatically delete some characters (as if you pressed the backspace key) when the AutoCorrect expands, I don't believe that is possible, and you would need to use a macro for that.

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    Re: Backspaces in autocorrect (2000/2002/2003)

    Yes, I mean that I want to delete characters as if I pressed the backspace key.

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    Re: Backspaces in autocorrect (2000/2002/2003)

    Why don't you define the autocorrect entries to not include the extra characters in the first place. e.g. I have an AutoCorrect entry for "prab)" (no quotes) to expand to "Phil Rabichow". That means that I don't have the extra space on the end.

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