RE: Auto

Subject: RE: Auto
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <SGallagher -at- akonix -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 16:48:45 -0700


Specifying "auto" in space before or after instructs Word to
use an appropriate value based on the line spacing of the
paragraph and the size of the font. So, if your text is 10pt
and your line spacing is 12pt, space before is probably 12pt.
To tell for sure, you'd have to measure with a printer's rule
or call MS and find the programmer who coded Format Paragraph.

I don't think I'd worry about minutia like space between
paragraphs. No one with half a brain would require you to
shadowbox the two documents to prove that they're identical.
You probably couldn't come that close anyway, no mater how
micro-specific you are. Just use an appropriate value.

-Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- akonix -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ellen Vanrenen

> More information, as asked:
> Well, I do not really know what auto is. It must be something
> self-evident,
> because it is not mentioned in the archives.
> I have been given a list of styles by the author of the Word
> document I
> tried to convert to Frame but am now just re-creating,
> because that is what
> I was told to do. As part of their definitions in the paragraph
> whatever-they-call-it in Word, some styles have the word
> "Auto" in the space
> before and after fields; as in, 9 points above, 6 points
> after. In this
> case, no points are specified; it just has "auto." That's it. Auto.


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