Monthly Archives: October 2000

Changing Note Number Format with "Find What Text"

In our last newsletter, I explained how to use the “Find What Text” code to change formatted text in Microsoft Word. You can read that newsletter here: (If that address breaks, you may have to put it back together again in your browser’s address window.) This week, I’ll show you how to use the […]

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Replacing with "Find What Text"

If you’re faced with a complex task using Microsoft Word’s Find and Replace feature, the “Find What Text” replacement code may come in handy. For example, let’s say you need to add the HTML italic tags and around anything formatted with italic. (If you don’t understand HTML, don’t worry. You’ll soon see the point of […]

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Using Keyboard Shortcuts with Styles

Last week we talked about using style “aliases,” which make it easy to apply styles in Microsoft Word. Even easier is using keyboard shortcuts. I don’t like the inconsistency of Word’s standard ones, so mine are set up like this: CTRL + SHIFT + 1 applies the Heading 1 style (Macintosh users would use OPTION […]

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Style Aliases

As I edit in Microsoft Word, I mark the various typesetting spec levels with styles, which will later be converted by our QuarkConverter program so they can be used as style sheets in QuarkXPress. However, I hate reaching for my mouse to apply styles. So, to make applying styles easy, I sometimes rename the styles […]

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Conditional Text

Conditional text is text that you want to appear only in a certain situation. For example, let’s say you’re using Microsoft Word to write two brochures for the new WidgetMaster 2000. One brochure is a sales piece; the other explains the product’s technical specifications. However, certain sections of both brochures contain exactly the same information. […]

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