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Hello Everyone,

Using word 2000. I am working on a project and each line can't have more
than 60 characters including spaces (a space is = to a character). I can
see the number of characters in my status bar because I am using a table and
it appears that the Col number is equal to characters. I have added a column
at the end of my table and am manually entering the number of characters.
Is there a way to insert a function/formula into this last column to auto
insert the final character count?

Thanks,
Linda


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Hi Lmb,

Using word 2000. I am working on a project and each line can't have more
than 60 characters including spaces (a space is = to a character). I can
see the number of characters in my status bar because I am using a table and
it appears that the Col number is equal to characters. I have added a column
at the end of my table and am manually entering the number of characters.
Is there a way to insert a function/formula into this last column to auto
insert the final character count?

You'd need a macro to pick up the number of characters. Depending on how you're
working, you could, possibly, use an EVENT to force the macro to execute (like
moving from one table cell to another). How "simple" the macro would be, other
than that, would depend on whether there would be only one line of text / table
cell...

Or, use a proportional font (such as Courier New) so that the table / page
width controls the number of characters. That would be a lot simpler. Once the
document is finished, if it needs to be "pretty" you could then apply a
porportional font.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Hi Lmb,

Using word 2000. I am working on a project and each line can't have more
than 60 characters including spaces (a space is = to a character). I can
see the number of characters in my status bar because I am using a table
and
it appears that the Col number is equal to characters. I have added a
column
at the end of my table and am manually entering the number of characters.
Is there a way to insert a function/formula into this last column to auto
insert the final character count?

You'd need a macro to pick up the number of characters. Depending on how
you're
working, you could, possibly, use an EVENT to force the macro to execute
(like
moving from one table cell to another). How "simple" the macro would be,
other
than that, would depend on whether there would be only one line of text /
table
cell...

Or, use a proportional font (such as Courier New) so that the table / page
width controls the number of characters. That would be a lot simpler. Once
the
document is finished, if it needs to be "pretty" you could then apply a
porportional font.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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Cindy,

Thanks,
I have never heard of proportional fonts, I did that and it works great. No
need for this to be pretty, when I get the wording down to 60 characters the
programmers will build the form.

Linda




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When Cindy wrote "a proportional font (such as Courier New)," she meant to
say "a monospaced font." Times New Roman, Arial, and most other fonts you
use in Word are proportional; that is, the letters are of variable width as
needed (an m is wider than an i, for example). A monospaced font is like the
type on most typewriters; every character is the same width.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"LMB" wrote in message
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"Cindy M -WordMVP-" wrote in message
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Hi Lmb,

Using word 2000. I am working on a project and each line can't have

more
than 60 characters including spaces (a space is = to a character). I

can
see the number of characters in my status bar because I am using a

table
and
it appears that the Col number is equal to characters. I have added a
column
at the end of my table and am manually entering the number of

characters.
Is there a way to insert a function/formula into this last column to

auto
insert the final character count?

You'd need a macro to pick up the number of characters. Depending on how
you're
working, you could, possibly, use an EVENT to force the macro to execute
(like
moving from one table cell to another). How "simple" the macro would be,
other
than that, would depend on whether there would be only one line of text

/
table
cell...

Or, use a proportional font (such as Courier New) so that the table /

page
width controls the number of characters. That would be a lot simpler.

Once
the
document is finished, if it needs to be "pretty" you could then apply a
porportional font.

Cindy Meister
INTER-Solutions, Switzerland
http://homepage.swissonline.ch/cindymeister (last update Jun 8 2004)
http://www.word.mvps.org

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reply
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Cindy,

Thanks,
I have never heard of proportional fonts, I did that and it works great.

No
need for this to be pretty, when I get the wording down to 60 characters

the
programmers will build the form.

Linda





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Hi Suzanne,

When Cindy wrote "a proportional font (such as Courier New)," she meant to
say "a monospaced font." Times New Roman, Arial, and most other fonts you
use in Word are proportional; that is, the letters are of variable width as
needed (an m is wider than an i, for example). A monospaced font is like the
type on most typewriters; every character is the same width.

Yeah, I meant to write non-proportional. My apologies to everyone reading this
thread for mixing that up!

Cindy Meister

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