Microsoft Word problems

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dbulak

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I am not sure if this is the right section to post this question, but I am going to ask it. I am working on a document, given to me, and when I type a letter like an "a" it skips three or four spaces to the next letter when I type the next letter. It looks like this a a a a. I can't seem to find a setting to stop this in this section of the document. If any one can help, it would be appreciated. Again, thanks in advance.
 
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Re: Microsoft word

Try highlighting the section and then select "format" from the menu, "Styles and Format", and select clear formating.
 
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Re: Microsoft word

It could also be a hiccup caused by auto spelling correction: I frequently have a similar problem with the letter "I", due to a mixup between English and Swedish:

In English, anytime you write "i" it will change to "I". Fine... Unless you are actually writing a Swedish text, where "i" means "in", which is a quite commonly used word. This little snag regularly causes a bit of foul language in offices all over Sweden, as we frequently use English words and expressions even when writing in Swedish. Mixing languages like that is liable to send the language choice for a spin. :lol:

Anyway: if this is the cause it is easily solved by going to the auto spelling correction and removing the troublesome correction.

/Claes
 

Pancho

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Re: Microsoft word

Claes, you beat me to it.

dbulak said:
I can't seem to find a setting to stop this in this section of the document.
I'm not sure that auto-correct rules get attached to documents, but it could be that the original author is playing you a practical joke. Go to Tools-autocorrect to fix it.

In related news, this article claims Word's on the way out anyway. :lol:
 
#5
I am not sure if this is the right section to post this question, but I am going to ask it. I am working on a document, given to me, and when I type a letter like an "a" it skips three or four spaces to the next letter when I type the next letter. It looks like this a a a a. I can't seem to find a setting to stop this in this section of the document. If any one can help, it would be appreciated. Again, thanks in advance.
I had similar problem with my note book in my previous organization and our IT dept guy fixed it. Did you talk to any of the IT guys ?
 
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Polly Pure Bread

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I am not sure if this is the right section to post this question, but I am going to ask it. I am working on a document, given to me, and when I type a letter like an "a" it skips three or four spaces to the next letter when I type the next letter. It looks like this a a a a. I can't seem to find a setting to stop this in this section of the document. If any one can help, it would be appreciated. Again, thanks in advance.
ghost was typing... :lol:
 
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achorste

#7
It sounds to me like 'justified' text. If you type more letters does the gap between them get smaller?

If you change the alignment to left (Format > Paragraph: Alignment) rather than justified, it may well solve your problem.
 

Wes Bucey

Prophet of Profit
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Just for the heck of it, have you tried this on more than one machine? One of my keyboards may have been the victim of "Pepsi Syndrome" from one of my grandchildren and on cool days the keys sometimes stick and I have to pound extra hard to get a key to register a character or the character will skip a space.
 
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dbulak

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It sounds to me like 'justified' text. If you type more letters does the gap between them get smaller?

If you change the alignment to left (Format > Paragraph: Alignment) rather than justified, it may well solve your problem.
This solved the problem! Thanks to all who responded!
 
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