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Ext User(D. Spencer Hines)
04-06-2007, 11:03 AM
Yes.

I've already done that -- changed it in both _AutoFormat_ and _AutoFormat As
You Type_.

No Joy...

But thanks anyway.

Could the problem be a Tweak UI setting?

DSH

"John B." <JohnB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D9465A92-072C-45B2-8F09-8785AE2FF2E5@microsoft.com...

> In Word, click "Tools" on main menu, select "Autocorrect Options", select
> "AutoFormat As You Type". Uncheck the box for "Hyphens (--) with dash
> (-)"
>
> John B.
>
> "D. Spencer Hines" wrote:
>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> I tried that and it doesn't work.
>>
>> When I pasted it from the Internet to Notepad the hyphens were still
>> converted into long dashes.
>>
>> DSH
>>
>> "Shenan Stanley" <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote in message
>> news:OQsKMMhpHHA.4772@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>>
>> > D. Spencer Hines wrote:
>>
>> >> I'm using Windows XP Pro SP2.
>> >>
>> >> When I copy text -- in this case chess games, with hyphens -- 0-0
>> >> and 0-0-0 -- into the clipboard and then copy into Outlook Express
>> >> or Word -- the hyphens get converted into long dashes.
>> >>
>> >> Is there some way to prevent that?
>> >
>> > Paste into Notepad first, copy from Notepad to Word/Outlook Express...
>> > See if that helps...
>> >
>> > --
>> > Shenan Stanley
>> > MS-MVP
>> > --
>> > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
>> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Ext User(TOM7601)
05-06-2007, 12:13 AM
> D. Spencer Hines wrote:
> I'm using Windows XP Pro SP2.
>
> When I copy text -- in this case chess games, with hyphens -- 0-0
> and 0-0-0 -- into the clipboard and then copy into Outlook Express
> or Word -- the hyphens get converted into long dashes.
>
> Is there some way to prevent that?

I wonder if this might work for you:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA010429611033.aspx
--
Tom - Vista, CA

Ext User(D. Spencer Hines)
05-06-2007, 02:23 AM
I experience the problem consistently, not just when I'm pasting into
Word -- but also when pasting into Notepad or Outlook Express....

A SINGLE [not double] hyphen is converted into a long dash.

DSH

"TOM7601" <ewfr@none.net> wrote in message
news:uAiMyeqpHHA.4112@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...

>> D. Spencer Hines wrote:

>> I'm using Windows XP Pro SP2.
>>
>> When I copy text -- in this case chess games, with hyphens -- 0-0
>> and 0-0-0 -- into the clipboard and then copy into Outlook Express
>> or Word -- the hyphens get converted into long dashes.
>>
>> Is there some way to prevent that?
>
> I wonder if this might work for you:
>
> http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA010429611033.aspx
> --
> Tom - Vista, CA

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