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Just about 10 days ago I announced the release of the third edition of my Word Find and Replace e-book. This new edition provides the most detailed coverage anywhere for using Word's Find and Replace tool. Most people don't know how much Find and Replace can really do, but the 300+ information-packed pages in this edition provides the ultimate in depth and coverage.

For a limited time (through this coming Thursday) you can you get your own copy of Word Find and Replace, Third Edition, at 30% off the regular price. You can either download it or you can get it sent to you on a handy CD-ROM. You can get complete details (including seeing a complete table of contents) at this page:

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WordTips (ribbon) for 17 April 2021

Find and Replace
Finding Missing Spaces before Numbers

If you want to insert a space between letters and digits in your document, you have a couple of tasks to perform. First, you need to find the combination and then you need to make the insertion. This tip shows how easy this is to do using Find and Replace.

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(Thanks to Patrick Sedgwick, Ron Solecki, Jake Roudebush, David Cohen, Jacques Raubenheimer, Harold Druss, Joe Danowsky, and Falk Schneider for contributing to this tip.)

Paragraph formatting
Understanding At Least Line Spacing

Line spacing is used to control how close lines are to each other within a paragraph. Word allows you to specify several types of line spacing. Here's an explanation of a way you can set the minimum line spacing for a paragraph.

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How Much Time Do You Spend Finalizing Microsoft Word Documents?

Proofreading for acronyms, typos, and inconsistencies is probably one of the most tedious and time consuming parts of your job. So can you imagine how much time you could save by automating some of that? PerfectIt for Microsoft Word helps you to speed up your quality assurance so that you can focus your time where it really matters. Try it free for 14 days with no personal info required. Visit the PerfectIt website.

Collecting Highlighted Text Selections

Got a document with text passages marked with the highlighter tool? You can collect all those highlighted selections and move them to a new document by applying the techniques in this tip.

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Inserting Endnotes

Endnotes appear at either the end of a section or the end of an entire document. It is just as easy to insert an endnote into a document as it is to insert footnotes.

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Paragraph formatting
Paragraph Formatting Shortcuts

Paragraphs are one of the elemental building blocks in a Word document. Formatting those paragraphs is easy to do if you commit just a few shortcuts to memory.

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Copying and Pasting Field Codes

Want to copy a field code and paste it in some other Windows program? This can be trickier than it sounds. Here's the lowdown on why this is, and a macro you can use to make copying and pasting field codes easier.

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Help Wanted

This section is for those having problems making Word behave. If Word is giving you fits, feel free to submit your own Help Wanted question.

If you have a solution for the problems below, click the link after the problem to send us your answer. (All responses become the sole property of Sharon Parq Associates, Inc., and can be used in any way deemed appropriate.) If your response is used in a future issue, you will be credited for your contribution to the answer.

Including Paragraph Numbers in an Index

I have a document in which each paragraph is automatically numbered using custom styles that I applied to the paragraphs. Is it possible to create an index in which each entry lists both the page number and the paragraph number?
—Diana Burke (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

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