Monthly Archives: June 2002

Converting Unicode Characters

In our last newsletter, I explained how to find and replace Unicode characters, which I’m seeing more and more in electronic manuscripts that come into my hands for editing. The problem is that our shop does typesetting in QuarkXPress, which, at least as of version 5.0, won’t import Unicode characters. (This is also true of […]

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Finding and Replacing Unicode Characters

I’m seeing more and more documents that use Unicode characters for all kinds of things–fractions, Greek, Hebrew–since these characters are so easy to use in Word 2000 and 2002. You can learn more about Unicode here: Sometimes I need to find and replace these characters with something else. How to do so isn’t readily […]

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Comments and Tracking in Word 2002

If you’ve started using Microsoft Word 2002, you’ve probably seen the little “balloons” that display your comments and tracked changes. In my opinion, these are pretty much useless in a professional environment. For example, if you get many deletions on a page, Word will abbreviate the balloon messages, so printing these for an author to […]

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