Monthly Archives: March 2002

Copying and Pasting Styles

If you frequently use styles (which you should) to format your documents or specify text levels for typesetting, you’re probably aware that you can press CTRL + SHIFT + S to activate the style list. (Then you can scroll through the list to get the style you need.) You may not be aware, however, that […]

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Repeating Macros

If you record macros to help automate your editing, you’ve probably bumped into a seemingly insurmountable problem: You can get a macro to find something, and then do something, but not more than once. For example, let’s say you want a macro to do this: 1. Find text formatted with the Heading 1 paragraph style. […]

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Removing Directly Applied Formatting

Last week I discussed the evils of directly applied formatting but didn’t explain how to get rid of it. I know what you’re going to say: “Just press CTRL + A to select all and then press CTRL + SPACE.” That will remove it, all right. The problem is, it will also remove italics, bold, […]

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Frustrating Formatting

If you use Microsoft Word, I guarantee you’ve been frustrated by its formatting, especially if you edit someone else’s documents. For example, you modify the Heading 1 style to use Palatino rather than Arial–but Arial it remains. What’s going on here? Consider my living room wall, which I daringly painted red. Then, coming to my […]

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