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    Special characters in autocorrect entries (2000sp4)

    Is it possible to have non-breaking hyphens and spaces in autocorrect/text entries? I have not had a problem with special characters before, but can't seem to get the non-breaking hyphen to work. I often use these facilities to insert greek characters, and although they show up as asterisks in the autocorrect dialog box, they are inserted into the text as the appropriate character. The non-breaking hyphen remains an asterisk, however.

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    Re: Special characters in autocorrect entries (2000sp4)

    Type a word with a non-breaking hyphen.
    Select it.
    Select Tools | AutoCorrect Options...
    Click the 'Formatted text' radio button.
    Type the word with an ordinary hyphen in the 'Text to be replaced' box.
    Click Add.

    A non-breaking space works for me (in Word 2002) if I add it as unformatted text.

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    Re: Special characters in autocorrect entries (200

    Thanks Hans,

    I was working along these lines, but for some reason the formatted text radio button always seems to be greyed out. On playing around with various combinations of characters to try and generate a workaround, however, everything's started working again. I don't understand.

    Thanks

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    Re: Special characters in autocorrect entries (200

    If you click on an existing autocorrect entry, the radio buttons are disabled. You must then close the dialog and start anew.

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