Microsoft Office Forums Changing size of multiple indents

Go Back   Microsoft Office Forums > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-09-2014, 04:16 AM
snetgrep snetgrep is offline Changing size of multiple indents Windows XP Changing size of multiple indents Office 2003
Novice
Changing size of multiple indents
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 4
snetgrep is on a distinguished road
Default Changing size of multiple indents

I have several long documents from a very clever and very arrogant BA. He sees fit to put highly indented pseudocode into an inch-wide column, using multiple indents of 0.1 inch. I'm trying to paste the pseudocode into a full-width document with indentation wide enough to see.

I can change the indent size in Format/Paragraph, but that doesn't retroactively change the width of indents in existing documents, it just removes them so lines are left-aligned.

Nor can I find a way of setting multiple indents using the Ruler.



I'd happily settle for saving as text and applying a script to reformat, but save as text doesn't convert indents to spaces, just removes them.

I think there may be a VB script, but please note (and apologies for) the archaic version of Word. I guess I can convert the docs to a more recent version and find a recent Word version.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-09-2014, 04:31 AM
macropod's Avatar
macropod macropod is offline Changing size of multiple indents Windows 7 32bit Changing size of multiple indents Office 2010 32bit
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 19,544
macropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to behold
Default

If you could attach a document to a post with some representative data (delete anything sensitive) this would be much easier to advise on. You do this via the paperclip symbol on the 'Go Advanced' tab at the bottom of this screen.
__________________
Cheers,
Paul Edstein
[MS MVP - Word]
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-09-2014, 04:44 AM
snetgrep snetgrep is offline Changing size of multiple indents Windows XP Changing size of multiple indents Office 2003
Novice
Changing size of multiple indents
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 4
snetgrep is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks for the quick reply. A tiny example is attached. The underlined top line serves as the first level of indent and there are two more levels below.
Attached Files
File Type: doc indent example.doc (25.5 KB, 5 views)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-09-2014, 04:50 AM
macropod's Avatar
macropod macropod is offline Changing size of multiple indents Windows 7 32bit Changing size of multiple indents Office 2010 32bit
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 19,544
macropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to behold
Default

What do you want to do vis--vis the table the psuedocode is in? Changing the indents is easy enough, but you'll soon run out of room with the existing table.
__________________
Cheers,
Paul Edstein
[MS MVP - Word]
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-09-2014, 04:59 AM
snetgrep snetgrep is offline Changing size of multiple indents Windows XP Changing size of multiple indents Office 2003
Novice
Changing size of multiple indents
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 4
snetgrep is on a distinguished road
Default

Thanks Paul,

I want to extract the right-hand columns to a full-width new document, with indents or tabs of 0.6 cm or more. I've had no problem selecting the column contents and pasting into a new document. The indents are there, but they're still tiny.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-09-2014, 05:03 AM
macropod's Avatar
macropod macropod is offline Changing size of multiple indents Windows 7 32bit Changing size of multiple indents Office 2010 32bit
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posts: 19,544
macropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to beholdmacropod is a splendid one to behold
Default

OK, so extract the data, indented as-is, then run the following macro. The code presently multiplies all indents by 2.5, which will change 0.1in indents to 0.25 in (6.35mm). You can change the multiplier to any other value you prefer.
Code:
Sub ExpandIndents()
Dim Para As Paragraph
For Each Para In ActiveDocument.Paragraphs
  Para.LeftIndent = Para.LeftIndent * 2.5
Next
End Sub
__________________
Cheers,
Paul Edstein
[MS MVP - Word]
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-09-2014, 05:20 AM
snetgrep snetgrep is offline Changing size of multiple indents Windows XP Changing size of multiple indents Office 2003
Novice
Changing size of multiple indents
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 4
snetgrep is on a distinguished road
Default

Many thanks Paul, works a treat.

I can even indent the lines under the top-level underlined line, and they all indent by the new width. This will save a lot of time with red pen and ruler (honestly, I've had to rule parallel lines on a printout on previous occasions).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Changing size of multiple indents changing font size conditionally newton.rogers Excel 1 03-18-2014 12:57 PM
changing size and position of presentation yoel PowerPoint 2 01-08-2013 02:18 PM
Changing size of multiple indents From, Subject, Received, Size Changing to Red Hogballs Outlook 4 05-05-2011 10:29 AM
changing font size without changing leading carolns Word 1 09-14-2009 12:30 PM
Changing size of multiple indents Changing size of footer izzyf Word 2 03-23-2009 12:19 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
MSOfficeForums.com is not affiliated with Microsoft