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Author Topic: office word 2003 question  (Read 2843 times)

kalos

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office word 2003 question
« on: May 30, 2009, 04:38:05 PM »
hello

in office word 2003, when I type " - ", it corrects it with " – "

how do I disable this?
also, how do I type the second dash?

thanks

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Re: office word 2003 question
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2009, 07:24:37 PM »
Tools Menu
AutoCorrect Options sub-menu
AutoFormat As You Type tab
Uncheck what you don't want

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Re: office word 2003 question
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2009, 08:01:41 PM »
thanks

how can I type each of the above dashes? what keys do I click? I mean, ok, for the " - " I just need to click the key at right of the 0 key, but how do I type the long dash?

thanks

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dashed if I know
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2009, 08:40:11 PM »
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how do I type the long dash?
for '–' hold down the alt key and, with that down, type 0150 on your numeric keypad

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Re: office word 2003 question
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2009, 10:04:48 PM »
mm if I have not numeric keypad (laptop keyboard) it won't work by typing it in the number keys in row above the letters?

doesn't seem to work..

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Re: office word 2003 question
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2009, 10:16:28 PM »
mm if I have not numeric keypad (laptop keyboard) it won't work by typing it in the number keys in row above the letters?

No, it won't work that way.

You could use Insert menu/Symbol
The symbol palette that appears has a button that will let you assign a shortcut key to 'type' whatever symbol is selected in the palette.

You could use that until someone more proficient that I gives you a better answer (I don't use Word if I can help it).


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Re: office word 2003 question
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2009, 10:25:05 PM »
You could use Insert menu/Symbol
The symbol palette that appears has a button that will let you assign a shortcut key to 'type' whatever symbol is selected in the palette.

You could use that until someone more proficient that I gives you a better answer (I don't use Word if I can help it).

No better way.  Either use the Insert Symbol dialog or assign a hotkey.

Kalos - if you don't like an autocorrection when it happens, a Ctrl-z will undo only the autocorrection.  It takes 2 Ctrl-z's to completely undo a corrected entry - one for the autocorrection, the second to undo the original entry. 

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Re: office word 2003 question
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2009, 03:59:35 AM »
[edit: sorry just read that AndyM mentioned the undo trick in the above post. try the double -- to creat an m-dash though.]

here's a trick:

don't disable the autocorrect feature to change - to – (n-dash to m-dash).

now if you type - (an n-dash) and word autocorrects it to – (an m-dash) then just hit CTRL + Z to undo the autocorrect action, you'll get your original - (n-dash) back.

if you want an – (an m-dash), you can can type two -- (n-dashes) next to each other and word should autocorrect it to – (an m-dash) for you.
« Last Edit: May 31, 2009, 04:02:01 AM by nudone »