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Subject:Re: How do I do this [Word 2010]? From:"William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com> To:"Techwr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Sat, 1 Nov 2014 09:42:14 -0400
I'm hoping I'm picturing this correctly. Is this document pages of
definitions such that:
Aaa1 - a piece that is ...
Abaa2 - items in the ...
Basss3 - method of using ...
If that is the case, what I would do, and probably no where near the
simplest or cleanest, is this:
1. I'd select the entire group of definitions and copy into a blank
2. Use Find/Replace to change something in that group to a tab or a dash,
such at you have
Basss3 (tab) method of using ...
3. Convert it to a table
At this point, you can sort and such in the table. Or if you prefer, you
could copy the table to Excel and do your sorting there.
Unfortunately, I don't have Word 2010 loaded on this PC at home, so I can't
do a quick check, but you may have the option in the Find/Replace to stay on
ALL CAPS for the search item and then replace it with the item and a tab
The other option on inserting a tab or dash is to search for a carriage
return (paragraph mark) and the next word. Replace it with a carriage
return, the same word, and a tab.
You can use the search on language. Find/Replace, Format, Language.
If you have the definitions scattered through the document, then I hope you
used a special style or paragraph format on each definition that you can
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Subject: How do I do this [Word 2010]?
150 page document. Bilingual definitions [Spanish and English].
The terms are in all caps and the definitions are styled with regular
What I want to do:
Pull out only the capitalized words so that I'll have a nice list of the
1400 some terms. Then I'd like to do things with that list [separate out
the Spanish 700 from the English 700, alphabetize them, put in
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