Re: remove spaces from Word

Subject: Re: remove spaces from Word
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: Keith Hood <klhra -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:06:05 -0700


+1 to Keith. I once did this to a doc that *I* wrote, when in my impatience I accidentally unindented all of the carefully-formatted code samples. As slow as it is now, I step through each replacement.

Laura

On Mar 21, 2013, at 7:58 AM, Keith Hood wrote:

> If you're editing a doc that someone else did, don't do a "replace all." Bite the bullet and actually look at each instance where the search string is found, and manually trigger the replacements. If you don't, then as sure as the world, you will find out too late that the original author had at least one place where a string of blank spaces was used to set up indentation or centering of text. If you do a "replace all" someone later will find the place where that long string of blanks was removed and now there is content that is misaligned.
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>> I am not familiar with Word for Mac 2008. But in Word 2010, 2007, and even
>> 2003 for Windows what I would do would be a search and replace all. Search
>> for two spaces, and replace with one.
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> Works in any version of Word -- and any other word processor I can think of. Just remember to run it multiple times in case there are instances of three, four, or more spaces. Run it until Words tells you the Find string wasn't found.
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References:
remove spaces from Word: From: phil stokes
Re: remove spaces from Word: From: yehoshua paul
RE: remove spaces from Word: From: Combs, Richard
Re: remove spaces from Word: From: Keith Hood

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