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    Character spacing shortcut

    Can anyone offer a keyboard shortcut for changing the character spacing up or down. I know it's possible in MAC version using CTRL+cursor keys but in the PC version I just can't find one.
    I am using Word 2000 version number 9.0.2720 with no service packs installed, though I am sure any shortcut would apply to earlier versions too. Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Do you mean line spacing? If so, try Ctrl+1, Ctrl+2
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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Kevin,
    No, I do mean character spacing. I want to save going to
    Format>Font>Character Spacing>Spacing . . by . . .points.

    Thanks for trying though.


    Dave

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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Seems to me the expanding or condensing of character spacing is best accomplished by using Styles. Would that be a better solution for you?
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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Kevin,
    Yes I am aware that I could use styles, and I do for a lot of stuff, but I have varying situations and not always on my own machine, so a quick keyboard shortcut is what I am after.

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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Then your only solution is a macro. I might give it a try unless you already have the code well in hand.
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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Kevin,
    Now I hadn't thought of using macro for that!
    I would be pleased to see anything you can come up with.

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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Try highlighting what you want to decrease/increase and pressing ctrl + shift + < or ctrl + shift + >.

    < decreases the font size, and > increases the font size.

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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Hi Dave,

    Kevin'll probably come up with something more elegant. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> But, the following increments spacing by half a point.

    Sub Spacing()

    Dim varSpace As Variant

    varSpace = Selection.Font.Spacing
    varSpace = varSpace + 0.5
    Selection.Font.Spacing = varSpace

    End Sub


    HTH,

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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Many thanks but character size is not my problem. It's the spacing between the characters that I'm interested in.

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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Chris,
    Your reply looks interestng. I would like to try it out.
    Is your 'routine' the text for a macro? I usually make macros just by clickng the vaious steps involved.

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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Chris,
    It works great, I found the method needed to use your formula. I made one macro for + and another for - incrementing. many thanks indeed. It would have been nice to find a microsoft built in keyboard command that doesn't need any 'programming' but yours will suffice nicely. Thanks mate.

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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    De nada. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    Chris

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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Chris,

    Yours was sufficiently elegant. Good show.
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    Re: Character spacing shortcut

    Hablas espanol eh. Muy bien y gracias otra vez.

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