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Old 03-27-2020, 12:03 PM
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Using Word 2000 on a Win 10 computer:


When I cut the contents of an HTML document and then use Paste Special to paste it into a Word document, lots of "characters" like the ones shown below appear. I tried using Replace to get rid of them but I don't know what to put into the Find field.


If I copy the character and try to put it in the Find field, it won't go.


What are these characters and what code can I use in the future to search and replace them?
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I think I resolved my problem:


I copied the little circle and the character that preceded it and pasted them into the Find field. Then I removed the first character (a colon in this case) and typed a space in the Replace field. That took care of the little circle characters.


Nevertheless, I would like to know what the code for the little circle characters is.
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The degree sign represents a non-breaking space. [Typo corrected]

In a Word document, you can add such a space by pressing Ctrl+Shift+SpaceBar.
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Thank you for your help!


So what is a non-printing space??? (Wait! I got it! A space that doesn't print .) What are they used for in the HTML??
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It is a non-breaking space. The little degree character does not print. The space does.
Showing non-printing formatting marks in Microsoft Word
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Sorry, it was a typo on my part. Non-breaking space is the correct terminology, as Charles said. :-)

I have now corrected my previous reply.
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I appreciate it!
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