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I'm writing a long text whith a lot of dialogues. I used minus signs instead long dashes at you can see in the attachement. How can I replace them all?
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Simply use Find-Replace (Ctrl-H). If you don't remember how you typed your
minus signs, just copy one of them and paste it into the Find box; then
type in the Replace With box whatever you want to replace them with; and
click Replace All.

On Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 3:31:05 PM UTC-4, Petrache wrote:
I'm writing a long text whith a lot of dialogues. I used minus signs
instead long dashes at you can see in the attachement. How can I replace
them all?


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I'm writing a long text whith a lot of dialogues. I used minus signs instead long dashes at you can see in the attachement. How can I replace them all?
In Word, go to Replace (far right of the Home ribbon or old-school, ALT +E+E (hold down alt key, tap E key twice).

Click on the dropdown that says "Special." Toward the middle of the dropdown, there are selections for the "em" (long dash) and the "en" (shorter) one. You could simply replace the minus sign with the em-dash. You could also type "-" in the "Find what" field and "^+" in the "Replace with" field.
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Simply use Find-Replace (Ctrl-H). If you don't remember how you typed your
minus signs, just copy one of them and paste it into the Find box; then
type in the Replace With box whatever you want to replace them with; and
click Replace All.
Unfortunately, your solution don't work. Find-replace is changing characters inside text only! And it's impossible to select and replace that minus signs in front of the rows, because they are seen as bullets.
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You are now talking about all sorts of other things that had nothing to
do with your question.

On Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3:31:07 AM UTC-4, Petrache wrote:
Peter T. Daniels;498359 Wrote:
Simply use Find-Replace (Ctrl-H). If you don't remember how you typed
your
minus signs, just copy one of them and paste it into the Find box; then

type in the Replace With box whatever you want to replace them with; and

click Replace All.

Unfortunately, your solution don't work. Find-replace is changing
characters inside text only! And it's impossible to select and replace
that minus signs in front of the rows, because they are seen as bullets.


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Il giorno Thu 11 Jul 2019 06:56:29a, *Petrache* ha inviato su
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And it's impossible to select and replace
that minus signs in front of the rows, because they are seen as bullets.


manually

un-bullet all your dialogues and replace with your favorite sign

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You are now talking about all sorts of other things that had nothing to do with your question.
OK, thanks a lot.
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