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Old 03-26-2009, 01:14 PM
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Hi,

I'm trying to find a way with MS Word to convert blank
lines at the end of a page (between the end of the main
text and the start of the footer) into something other
than blank. For example:
/
/
/
/
footer text here.
(The above should be four nearly blank lines, each with


a single slash on them, followed by "footer text")

The goal is to have a piece of paper documenting
something, and that a notary feels secure in notarizing
(without the worry that text can be added later).

thanks,
Stan
sieler@allegro.com
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Are you looking to do this with a lot of documents?

If so, go here and download the batchfile from the site, place all documents (i would suggest you only COPY first - just to see if it works correctly first!!) to be altered in one folder and run the BatchReplaceAnywhere macro from inside a blank Word document.

If it is ALWAYS going to be 4 lines at the end of the document, then enter:
^p^p^p^p^p
^p represents a line return. (and YES five of them - one for the line return at the end of the previous line) in the find box and :
^p/^p/^p/^p/^p
in the replace box

If it can VARY from 3 or four lines, then you will need to try a lesser number or line returns and repeat the process to try and get all varients. - First look in your documents and see if there is a standard amount between paragraphs, as you will want to avoid that number!


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Old 04-12-2009, 12:42 PM
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thanks...an interestsing approach, but I'm still hoping to find what ought to
be burried in Word somewhere: a way to say "hey, leave no line blank".
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thanks...an interestsing approach, but I'm still hoping to find what ought to
be burried in Word somewhere: a way to say "hey, leave no line blank".
Not sure that you'll find something like that - but do us all a favour and let us know if you do!

Personally, I still think the method above - with a little bit of tweaking (remove the find replace Q strings with what you want found/replaced) would be the quickest method! - if you have variable end lines, then you could even add a loop function into the VBA code - then it's just a matter of running it once on all your files, rather than having to do them one-by-one with some setting!

Still - I wish you luck, and if I hear tell of anything like that I'll post it for you!
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