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Old 04-13-2019, 02:38 PM
Dent Dent is offline Windows 10 Office 2010
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Default How to insert colon at the start of every indentation

Hello,



I want to insert colon after every indentation to an existing text.
Example:

My current text is like this:
JOHN Good morning!
JACK Good morning!

And I want it to be like this (with a command) because the existing text is very long to enter them manually, one by one.

JOHN : Good morning!
JACK : Good morning!

What do I need to do to insert colon in every line after second indentation?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:10 PM
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Based on insufficient information, the following will do what you ask. You will need to list the names used in the string strNames each separated by |. The code should only add the colons where they are not present (based on your message text). http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm
Code:
Sub AddColons()
Dim VName As Variant
Dim oRng As Range
Dim oRng2 As Range
Dim i As Long
Const strNames As String = "JOHN|JACK"
    VName = Split(strNames, "|")
    For i = 0 To UBound(VName)
        Set oRng = ActiveDocument.Range
        With oRng.Find
            Do While .Execute(FindText:=VName(i), MatchWildcards:=True)
                If oRng.Start = oRng.Paragraphs(1).Range.Start Then
                    Set oRng2 = oRng.Duplicate
                    oRng2.End = oRng2.End + 2
                    If Not oRng2.Characters.Last = ":" Then
                        oRng.InsertAfter " :"
                    End If
                    oRng.Collapse 0
                 End If
            Loop
        End With
    Next i
End Sub
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Old 04-16-2019, 03:11 AM
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If this is a long text, something like a script or an extensive dialogue for role-play, perhaps you could consider setting up styles that insert the names as a prefix.
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