Monthly Archives: July 2002

Visible Punctuation

One of the problems of editing on-screen is that punctuation marks are harder to see than on paper. Is that speck on my screen a period or just spray from my Diet Coke? (Sorry. Didn’t mean to gross you out.) There’s an easy remedy for this–one I like a lot. Just create a character style […]

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Tracking Trick

If you’ve done much editing in Microsoft Word, you’ve probably used Track Changes (Revisions), which marks deleted and added text so you can review (or let someone else review) your editing. If you haven’t used it, here’s how to turn it on: 1. Click the “Tools” menu. 2. Click “Track Changes.” 3. Click “Highlight Changes.” […]

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Background Colors

Last week’s newsletter suggested various ways to change the view in Word as a way to pick up errors missed during a first editing pass. You can read the newsletter here: http://www.topica.com/lists/editorium/read/message.html?mid=1710581825 Unfortunately, I forgot to include one method that is both effective and easy to use–a feature called “Blue background, white text.” Here’s how […]

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New Views on Typos

Lyon’s Law of Typos: On your first glance at a newly typeset document, you will immediately discover an error you missed while editing. Why this maddening experience occurs is a mystery to me, but it’s nevertheless true that when I see a document in a new form, I also spot “new” errors. If this is […]

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Identifying Unicode Character Numbers

Sometimes to find or replace a Unicode character in Microsoft Word, you need the character’s number, as explained in the June 12, 2002, issue of Editorium Update: http://www.topica.com/lists/editorium/read/message.html?mid=1710421080 If you know the name of the character, you can probably look up its Unicode number at Alan Wood’s Unicode Resources site: http://www.hclrss.demon.co.uk/unicode/search.html But what if you […]

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