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WordTips (ribbon) for 20 May 2017

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Making Hyperlinks from Coded Text

Sometimes you may receive documents from others that you need to process in some way. Word's Find and Replace capabilities can be invaluable in performing such processing. Where things get tricky is if you need to do more than simply replace what you find. This tip provides a slick little macro that can quickly convert coded text into hyperlinks.

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(Thanks to Harold Druss for contributing to this tip.)

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Finding Where Templates Are Stored

The first step in modifying templates is to find out where they are stored on your system. Here's the easiest way to figure out that information from within Word.

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These Autos are Amazing!

Word provide four "auto" tools that can make developing documents faster, easier, and more consistent. When you put AutoText, AutoComplete, AutoCorrect, and AutoFormat to work for you, you've harnessed some serious tools. Uncover the secrets of these tools!

Ignoring Punctuation in Names

If you have a word that includes punctuation as part of the word itself, then you may be frustrated by how Word treats that word when checking spelling and grammar. Here's how you can get Word to ignore the punctuation.

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The Line that Won't Go Away

Have you ever had a line appear on your document that you can't seem to get rid of? It could be due to a built-in line-generating feature in Word. This tip explains the feature, shows how to control it, and finally discloses how to get rid of those bothersome lines in your document.

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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.

Inserting Dashes between Letters in Words

I often work with transcripts of interviews. Interviewers will ask interviewees to spell out their names. When I type these up, I need to insert dashes between letters to show they are being spelled, as in J-O-H-N D-O-E. Is there a way to select the name and then run a macro to capitalize the name and insert the requisite dashes between letters?
—Lorraine Vassallo (provide an answer for this Help Wanted question)

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