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    Normal Font (Word 97 SR-2)

    When I used WordPerfect back in the DOS days. It had a very useful feature for returning your font to normal (that is it turned off color (did we have color back then?) italics, underline, bold, strikethru, redline, any special feature that happened to be active. So if you were typing along you could hit Alt-N (or however you made keyboard macros back then) and you would return to "vanilla" text.

    I haven't been able to figure out how to do this in Word. But then again, I don't know much about Wod.
    Any help would be appreciated

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    Re: Normal Font (Word 97 SR-2)

    Ctrl-Spacebar will return much formatting to the base for your style. It will do this for the selected text, or if none is selected, to the insertion point. Ctrl-Q will do something similar to the entire paragraph.

    Word and Word Perfect work very differently from one another. Each program's methods have strengths and weaknesses, but if you try to use one of these programs as if it were the other, it is like pushing on a string! You can easily make a lot of extra work for yourself. <img src=/S/exclamation.gif border=0 alt=exclamation width=15 height=15>

    See <A target="_blank" HREF=>Word for Word Perfect Users</A> (
    <A target="_blank" HREF=>Word Perfect compared to Word</A> (
    <A target="_blank" HREF=>Tips and Gotchas</A> (
    <A target="_blank" HREF=>Does Word Have Reveal Codes?</A> (
    <A target="_blank" HREF=>Word Perfect to Word Converters and Why None of Them Are Perfect</A>
    <A target="_blank" HREF=>Converting Documents from Word Perfect to Word</A>
    for information on Word for Word Perfect users.

    For more:
    <A target="_blank" HREF=>How to Create a Template (Part 1)</A> (
    <A target="_blank" HREF=>How to Create a Template (Part 2)</A> - download the Word version which includes a template built the way the tutorial describes. It is a work of art. (
    <A target="_blank" HREF=> Word's Numbering Explained by John McGhie</A> (
    <A target="_blank" HREF=>Understanding Styles</A> (

    Learn about <A target="_blank" HREF=> Styles</A> - really learn! I resisted for years and now regret every day of those years because although that string was still very hard to push, it kept getting longer and longer, and had some very important projects tied to it! Once you understand styles and the Word concept of organizing things into Chinese boxes everything falls into place and instead of pushing a string, you can push a button that turns on the very powerful text processing machine known as Microsoft Word and it will start doing your work for you instead of running around behind you trying to undo what you just thought you did.

    Hope this helps rather than overwhelms you. <img src=/S/hushmouth.gif border=0 alt=hushmouth width=16 height=16>
    Charles Kyle Kenyon
    Madison, Wisconsin

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