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Michael R
 
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Is it possible to use find and replace to find formatting marks? I have
a document that I need to place a tab after each line. each line is
it's own paragraph. rather than manually doing it, I was wondering if
find and replace would work. I click on the format button in the find
and replace dialog box (after clicking more) and then select paragraph,
but I cant seem to figure it out. I am using Word XP, Thanks in advance
for any help
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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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If you want to replace the paragraph mark with a tab and paragraph mark,
type ^p in the "Find what" box and ^t^p in the "Replace with" box. The codes
can be entered using the Special menu you can access by clicking More in the
dialog.

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"Michael R" wrote in message
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Is it possible to use find and replace to find formatting marks? I have
a document that I need to place a tab after each line. each line is
it's own paragraph. rather than manually doing it, I was wondering if
find and replace would work. I click on the format button in the find
and replace dialog box (after clicking more) and then select paragraph,
but I cant seem to figure it out. I am using Word XP, Thanks in advance
for any help


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Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
If you want to replace the paragraph mark with a tab and paragraph mark,
type ^p in the "Find what" box and ^t^p in the "Replace with" box. The codes
can be entered using the Special menu you can access by clicking More in the
dialog.



ughh!! thanks Suzanne. I must have looked at that "special" button 50
times while messing with the format button. I dont know how I missed
it. sorry for the idiotic question

Thanks again
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Graham Mayor
 
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While Suzanne has explained how to do this with replace - wouldn't it be
easier (and produce a better formatted document) to include a first line
indent with the paragraph style used for these paragraphs?

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Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org




Michael R wrote:
Is it possible to use find and replace to find formatting marks? I
have a document that I need to place a tab after each line. each
line is it's own paragraph. rather than manually doing it, I was
wondering if find and replace would work. I click on the format
button in the find and replace dialog box (after clicking more) and
then select paragraph, but I cant seem to figure it out. I am using
Word XP, Thanks in advance for any help



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I assumed he was wanting to put a tab at the end of the line (as he said)
not the beginning. There can be good reasons for doing this. I do it once a
month when I split a list and drag half of it up beside the other half
(using Alt+Drag to column-select) to create a tabbed two-column list to go
in a single-column of four-column text.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
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While Suzanne has explained how to do this with replace - wouldn't it be
easier (and produce a better formatted document) to include a first line
indent with the paragraph style used for these paragraphs?

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org




Michael R wrote:
Is it possible to use find and replace to find formatting marks? I
have a document that I need to place a tab after each line. each
line is it's own paragraph. rather than manually doing it, I was
wondering if find and replace would work. I click on the format
button in the find and replace dialog box (after clicking more) and
then select paragraph, but I cant seem to figure it out. I am using
Word XP, Thanks in advance for any help






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When he said "I need to place a tab after each line" I assumed that he meant
at the start of the following line.

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Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org




Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
I assumed he was wanting to put a tab at the end of the line (as he
said) not the beginning. There can be good reasons for doing this. I
do it once a month when I split a list and drag half of it up beside
the other half (using Alt+Drag to column-select) to create a tabbed
two-column list to go in a single-column of four-column text.


"Graham Mayor" wrote in message
...
While Suzanne has explained how to do this with replace - wouldn't
it be easier (and produce a better formatted document) to include a
first line indent with the paragraph style used for these paragraphs?

--

Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org




Michael R wrote:
Is it possible to use find and replace to find formatting marks? I
have a document that I need to place a tab after each line. each
line is it's own paragraph. rather than manually doing it, I was
wondering if find and replace would work. I click on the format
button in the find and replace dialog box (after clicking more) and
then select paragraph, but I cant seem to figure it out. I am using
Word XP, Thanks in advance for any help



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Suzanne was almost reading my mind. This was not a formatted document
or letter of some sort.

Actually, the data came from a DII text file used in a Legal program
called Summation. I needed to extract data from the file and in order
for me to do that, I needed a delimiter that notepad would understand.
I cut the text from notepad, pasted into word as NORMAL style, followed
Suzanne's instructions and was able to to place a tab between each line
of text and bring it into Excel. I was using Word as a holding area only.

Thank you both for responding. The DII file in question had something
like 20000 lines in it and was 400 pages long. Word saved the day. It
took about 10 minutes for the process to complete once I clicked replace all





Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
I assumed he was wanting to put a tab at the end of the line (as he said)
not the beginning. There can be good reasons for doing this. I do it once a
month when I split a list and drag half of it up beside the other half
(using Alt+Drag to column-select) to create a tabbed two-column list to go
in a single-column of four-column text.

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Michael R wrote:
Suzanne was almost reading my mind.


She does that

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Graham Mayor wrote:
Michael R wrote:

Suzanne was almost reading my mind.



She does that



She is awesome isnt she Graham??? I only post once in awhile, but I've
pretty much taught myself Word thanks to her posts and links
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To clarify: I don't know any more about Word than most of the other regulars
here (I know a lot less about some aspects, such as VBA, than others such as
Graham). But I spend more time here, so there's a greater likelihood that
I'll answer any given post, and I have the benefit of the wealth of
practical information provided by the Word MVPs at http://word.mvps.org and
by MS in the KB and in online Help articles and tutorials. There are some
subjects I won't touch at all because my mind refuses to comprehend or
retain the details of them; in other cases I am able to (apparently
convincingly) parrot what more knowledgeable users have written on the
subject and get away with it!

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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all may benefit.

"Michael R" wrote in message
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Graham Mayor wrote:
Michael R wrote:

Suzanne was almost reading my mind.



She does that



She is awesome isnt she Graham??? I only post once in awhile, but I've
pretty much taught myself Word thanks to her posts and links




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Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
To clarify: I don't know any more about Word than most of the other regulars
here (I know a lot less about some aspects, such as VBA, than others such as
Graham). But I spend more time here, so there's a greater likelihood that
I'll answer any given post, and I have the benefit of the wealth of
practical information provided by the Word MVPs at http://word.mvps.org and
by MS in the KB and in online Help articles and tutorials. There are some
subjects I won't touch at all because my mind refuses to comprehend or
retain the details of them; in other cases I am able to (apparently
convincingly) parrot what more knowledgeable users have written on the
subject and get away with it!



Yeah yeah whatever you say. hahaha. Dont be modest. You're a smart
cookie when it comes to Word Suzanne. pat yourself on the back every now
and then
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Whatever. g

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Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Michael R" wrote in message
...
Suzanne S. Barnhill wrote:
To clarify: I don't know any more about Word than most of the other

regulars
here (I know a lot less about some aspects, such as VBA, than others

such as
Graham). But I spend more time here, so there's a greater likelihood

that
I'll answer any given post, and I have the benefit of the wealth of
practical information provided by the Word MVPs at http://word.mvps.org

and
by MS in the KB and in online Help articles and tutorials. There are

some
subjects I won't touch at all because my mind refuses to comprehend or
retain the details of them; in other cases I am able to (apparently
convincingly) parrot what more knowledgeable users have written on the
subject and get away with it!



Yeah yeah whatever you say. hahaha. Dont be modest. You're a smart
cookie when it comes to Word Suzanne. pat yourself on the back every now
and then


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