Re: remove spaces from Word

Subject: Re: remove spaces from Word
From: John Cornellier <John -dot- Cornellier -at- autodesk -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:27:04 +0000

The replace function in Word can also use styles as input. Best practice
is not to use spaces for layout, except where there's no choice for
example in Python code blocks. But in that case the code should have a
particular style applied to it, and the the search and replace can be done
on other styles.

On 2013-03-22 12:25 AM, "Jay Maechtlen" <techwriter -at- laserpubs -dot- com> wrote:

>If I think that spaces were used for formatting, I will generally search
>for multiple spaces and turn them into tabs.
>Or maybe just inspect it the first pass.
>Then search for two tabs and replace with one,
>etc.
>
>>> two spaces, and replace with one.
>>> 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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