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Old 03-04-2014, 09:35 PM
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Default Search+replace all --- [3 dashes] with square wingding

Also the square wingding size should be 2 lines.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:48 PM
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What application is this for? We have separate forums for Word, Excel etc. but you've posted in the generic Office forum.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:53 PM
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Right at the top of this forum is a thread titled '*** Do not post WORD questions here! ***'...

I'll move it to the correct forum.
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To do this, I'd suggest inserting the Wingding somewhere in the document, all correctly formatted. Then copy it and use Find/Replace, where:
Find = ---
Replace = ^c

I'm not sure, though, what you mean about the two lines - characters can only occupy only one logical line, though you can raise/lower characters via the Format>Font>Advanced dialogue. Even then, however, you may need to increase the paragraph line height to get the desired effect.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:23 PM
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Default Search+Replace with wingding didn't work, Paul

Insert > Symbol > More Symbols > Wingdings [square]

highlight&copy

replace > find what: --- , Replace with: paste [wingding square]

replace all

It does find all occurrences of --- but replace with an upright rectangle,
which I believe means "undefined character"
I have tried with other wingdings [2], [3]

Any idea?
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Is there a reason you're not using the Replace expression I posted?
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Almost there Paul...
the "replace with" font format was missing
wingding size and style and color ok now,
the shape of wingding not yet...
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You don't need any of that!!! All you need do is to follow the instructions I posted...
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Done...thank you Paul.
I am also able to modify size, color and style of the wingding.
The problem was that "search and replace" maintains the previous settings when it is closed. I didn't notice that I was just accumulating settings.
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The problem was that "search and replace" maintains the previous settings when it is closed. I didn't notice that I was just accumulating settings.
You can clear those by clicking on the 'No Formatting' button.
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To do this, I'd suggest inserting the Wingding somewhere in the document, all correctly formatted. Then copy it and use Find/Replace, where:
Find = ---
Replace = ^c

I'm not sure, though, what you mean about the two lines - characters can only occupy only one logical line, though you can raise/lower characters via the Format>Font>Advanced dialogue. Even then, however, you may need to increase the paragraph line height to get the desired effect.
I tried this and originally it worked on a few of them then I get a message I can't insert this format in a table???
I started over and now it won't work at all...any suggestions?
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Without knowing what you're copying for the F/R, it's impossible to say.
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