Need a Formatting Guru for Word Wrap Question

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Treeclimbr

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Dec 26, 2000, 6:43:54 PM12/26/00
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I have been relatively upset with MS over the years for their
lack of true justifying features in Word or in Publisher. In
WordPerfect, you could wrap unruly text into tight paragraphs
with blocking and hitting justify. Word nor Publisher does
nothing like this which is a clear case in point that MS often
makes inferior software.

I'm wondering if any true word processing gurus know of a way
around this problem.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill

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Dec 26, 2000, 8:42:04 PM12/26/00
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I assume you refer to the fact that Word only expands the space of the line
to justify text and never compresses it. I have added a toolbar button to
condense selected text by 0.1 point; I find that this generally approximates
WordPerfect's default spacing and can tighten up lines fantastically (I use
it only for an entire paragraph at a time).

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Treeclimbr

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Dec 26, 2000, 10:36:48 PM12/26/00
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No, this won't work. The text I have
is from various word processors and
even web pages. Word and MS is
notorious for creating problems between
applications. You can't even import
text based WordPad text into word
without the paragraph jumbling.

So, my original question is still out
there.

Suzanne S. Barnhill

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Dec 27, 2000, 12:09:57 AM12/27/00
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Answered duplicate email.

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Doug Robbins

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Dec 27, 2000, 5:53:57 AM12/27/00
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So what's the real question and what's the answer?

Please post any follow-up or new questions to the Newsgroups so that others
may benefit therefrom or contribute thereto.

Hope this helps,
Doug Robbins - Word MVP
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Jay Freedman

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Dec 27, 2000, 12:24:34 PM12/27/00
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I get the impression there isn't really any question -- it's just a troll.

Jay

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Suzanne S. Barnhill

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Dec 27, 2000, 11:21:20 AM12/27/00
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Well, okay, here's my answer, which apparently solved Robert's problem:

It sounds as if you are having problems pasting in text that has line or
paragraphs breaks at the ends of lines. This is not Word's problem, but Word
offers various ways to solve it. If the breaks are actually paragraph breaks
(very unlikely with Web text), AutoFormat (at the Email setting) will
usually take care of it. In the more likely event that the breaks are line
breaks, provided you have two line breaks (a "blank line") between true
paragraphs, you need just two Find and Replace operations:

1. Find ^l^l (two line breaks) and replace with ^p (a paragraph break).

2. Find ^l (a single line break) and replace with a space.

It has also been discovered that centering text and then resetting it to
left alignment will get rid of leading spaces (when they have been used to
indent text). You can also select columns of text (such as blocks of spaces)
by pressing Alt while you drag.

Sometimes you can get around wrapping problems by using Paste Special as
Unformatted Text.

Note that none of this has anything to do with line justification; it has to
do with wrapping, and lines can't wrap if they end in hard breaks.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Beth Melton

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Dec 27, 2000, 11:51:05 AM12/27/00
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Hi Robert,

The option: "Do Full Justification like WordPerfect 6.x for Windows"
under Tools/Options/Compatibility won't do what you want? I find that
there is a substantial difference in the text wrapping with and
without this option turned on.
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Beth Melton
Microsoft Office MVP

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