RE: remove spaces from Word

Subject: RE: remove spaces from Word
From: Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com>
To: sphilip <philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:07:41 -0400

Adding to my previous post:

Word's Find also allows you to avoid deleting multiple spaces from code samples if those samples are formatted in a different typeface (e.g. a monospace font) than your body text. Just use the Format button to specify the font used for the body text, and code samples will be untouched.

-Fred Ridder

> From: docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com
> To: philstokes03 -at- googlemail -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: remove spaces from Word
> Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:59:28 -0400
>
> Phil Stokes wrote:
>
> > Richard Combs wrote:
> > > 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.
> >
> >
> > In fact, this is what occasioned the question. In sed I can do all that in one command, with something like
> >
> > sed s/' \{2,9\}/ '/g
> >
> > which will take out anything from 2 up to 9 spaces (9 is arbitrary - I just figure I'm not going to find more than that, but I could make that final number anything up t o 255).
> >
> > What I was wondering was which was the least work : convert all the word files into plain text, run them through sed, put them back into Word OR could I do it all in Word with an already existing macro?
>
> In fact, Word supports a subset of regular expressions in it's Find function, so you *can* do this in one step. In the Find and Replace (Advanced Find) dialog, first select the "Use wildcards" option. Then, in the "Find what" box, type a single space followed by {2,9}, and in the "Replace with" box type a single space. Click Replace All, and you're all done.
>
> -Fred Ridder
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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: sphilip
RE: remove spaces from Word: From: Fred Ridder

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