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Word2K Custom.DIC -- Italics??

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Gary R, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. Gary R

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    Is it possible in the custom Dictionary to make it so a particular word or words would automatically show up in Italics?

    In .doc file I'm working on there are some words that are used only in Italics to name a particular thing.

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  2. Anne Troy

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    The dictionary is for spelling, not formatting. If you want to auto-format certain words, use the autotext feature.

    Try this:

    Type "MyWord".
    Select the text.
    Format it.
    Select it again.
    Hit Insert-->Autotext-->New.

    Or, just use Find/Replace.
     
  3. Gary R

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    Ok, will give it a try.

    The italic format will work with any font thats used in Word2000 .doc file then? For example, if text is in "Bookman Old Style" (which I find much easier to read than "Times New Roman") and I decide to put the italicized word in Times Roman, then no matter what other font & size I used, it would always be in Times Roman until I changed it, and rest of text would be in what ever font style I was using, say, Arial or Bookman Old Style, or Courier then?
     
  4. Gary R

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    Hm.... tried "Autotext" and up to a point, it works: problem being if, say i type cloud-like with only the word cloud being wanted italicized, it comes out as cloud-like instead of cloud-like.

    And all words after cloud-like are italicized.
     
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