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Hello,
I am Indexing a 300 page document in Word 2003 and I have noticed something
strange happening whenever I try to cross-reference an entry that only
contains two letters. For instance we use a lot of acronyms, so for the
acronym "AD" I want to refer readers to look under the actual term which is
"Active Duty" I am using this format from the insert index tool: I am using
the classic style, right align page numbers, the first choice of dots under
tab leader , indented type and two columns. So when I generated the index the
term for "AD" ended up looking like this ADSee Active Duty, instead of AD
.................See Active Duty. The tab leader is not showing up when it is
just two letters which is causing the alignment of the two columns to look
like something is off. Has anyone else experienced this? The way I have been
getting around this is just to add a period to the terms that are only two
letters and that seems to work, although I am hoping there is a better fix
for this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
Thelisha Woods

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
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By default the Index 1 style has a 0.17" hanging indent, which I suspect is
larger than the width of your two-letter abbreviations, so the tab character
Word is inserting is going to that point instead of the one at the right
margin. You might try reducing the indent or checking the box for "Don't add
automatic tab stop for hanging indent" on the Compatibility tab of Tools |
Options (being aware that this may affect other styles with hanging
indents).

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Hello,
I am Indexing a 300 page document in Word 2003 and I have noticed

something
strange happening whenever I try to cross-reference an entry that only
contains two letters. For instance we use a lot of acronyms, so for the
acronym "AD" I want to refer readers to look under the actual term which

is
"Active Duty" I am using this format from the insert index tool: I am

using
the classic style, right align page numbers, the first choice of dots

under
tab leader , indented type and two columns. So when I generated the index

the
term for "AD" ended up looking like this ADSee Active Duty, instead of AD
................See Active Duty. The tab leader is not showing up when it

is
just two letters which is causing the alignment of the two columns to look
like something is off. Has anyone else experienced this? The way I have

been
getting around this is just to add a period to the terms that are only two
letters and that seems to work, although I am hoping there is a better fix
for this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks,
Thelisha Woods


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