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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by bobkupfer, Sep 11, 2003.

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  1. bobkupfer

    bobkupfer Thread Starter

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    I downloaded a dictionary in notepad. I copied it to word. It is a list of words one per line. I was thinking of printing it. I need to wrap the text with one space between words and no hyphens. I can't find any help under word wrap. I searched for remove line break too but is only help for add line break. Does anyone know how I can make the text wrap? I've been able to make it into columns but not just have a single space between words. I think I could cut the # of pages almost in half if I could make it single spaces between words instead of columns.

    Also, I'd really like to find and remove all words 2-4 letters long since they're in another file already, but this isn't so important.

    Thank you for any help,
    Bob Kupferer
     
  2. PaulV

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    Hi bobkupfer ,

    If I 'm reading this correctly, you have a list of words, one under the other and want them to be one after the other with a space.

    If so, then click edit replace, under find what type ^P
    under replace with just hit the space bar once.

    That should do it.

    Paul V
     
  3. bobkupfer

    bobkupfer Thread Starter

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    That worked. Thank you very much. Word seems so complicated, has so many options but hard to find out how to use them. It went from 2000 pages to 200. (It was 600 with the columns).

    thanks again,
    Bob Kupferer
     
  4. CastleHeart

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    It doesn't work for me. :(

    My WORD2000 won't accept ^ as a character in FIND/REPLACE

    Paul V is there something I have missed.


    - Castleheart :confused:
     
  5. PaulV

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    Hi CastleHeart ,

    The ^ button is above the 6 key on the keyboard, I have no idea why it would not work.

    PaulV
     
  6. Anne Troy

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    CH: More than likely, you used a capped P as PaulV shows, and this is an invalid character. All codes in find/replace boxes must be lower-case. Methinks Bob got lucky by typing it in lower case instead of upper case.

    Here's how I'd get rid of the 2 to 4 letter words:

    Take original column file. Copy. Paste into Excel.
    Assuming you paste starting at cell A1, type the following in B1:

    =len(a1)

    Copy that formula down (by selecting cell B1, and dragging fill handle at bottom right-hand corner of cell).

    This should give you length (character count) of all words.
    Select all cells that contain formulas in column B.
    Copy.
    Edit-Paste special, Values, OK. That removes formula.
    Click on B1 and hit AZ-down arrow button on toolbar to sort from shortest words to longest words.
    Select all rows (not just cells) that contain 2, 3, or 4 in column B.
    Edit-Delete.
    Select the letter B to select all of column B. Edit-Delete.
    Click in A1. Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow. Copy.
    Open blank word doc.
    Paste.
    Click inside table.
    Table-Select table.
    Table-Convert-Table to Text.
    Choose space as delimiter.
    That should do it.
     
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