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First I just want to say that it was not my intention to send you all
my replies privately, but since they changed the behaviour of this
list I seem to never get used to it…
This time however, I remembered to type the correct address in the
address field…

2012/10/18 Richard C. Steffens <>:
On 10/18/2012 12:27 PM, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:

2012/10/18 Richard C. Steffens <>:

On 10/18/2012 11:18 AM, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:

A workaround could be to use Auto-Correction instead, which replace
”I:”, ”M:” and ”F:” on the fly if you set it up properly. No need for
searching and replacing afterwards.

Looks like I need a bigger clue on how to "set it up properly." I have no
problem getting I: to be replaced with Interviewer:, but I don't see a
to apply the italic format to it.

Okay, I missed that part, somehow. It is possible, but maybe not obvious:
✔ Write your word or phrase somewhere in your document and apply the
formats you want to it.
✔ Double click the formatted word.
✔ Tools → Options for auto correction… → Replacement (tab).
✔ Type your abbreviation in the Replace field.
✔ Don't check ”☐ Text only”.
✔ Click New.
✔ Click OK.

That works. I made the  faulty assumption that this tool would work the same
way as Find & Replace.

While this solution doesn't solve the original problem, it actually works
better than what I was doing. By setting up this auto-correction I no longer
have to go back and change all those things throughout the file. It is very
unlikely that I'll ever need to type I: and have it stay that way. But, even
if I did, a simple <ctrl-C> undoes the auto-correction.

You could, of course, pick less usual character combinations. Just as
long as you remember them and they are not too tricky to type, it will
work fine. Avoiding Shift and AltGr will also increase your typing
speed. I don't know what keyboard layout you use, but maybe a not very
usual character and then ”i” or ”m” or ”f” would do it. On my
keyboard, §i would work (no Shift or AltGr involved, and I don't use
the § very commonly), for example.

Does Ctrl+c undo the auto correction? Are you sure? I didn't know
that. I'll try that later.

Kind regards

Johnny Rosenberg

Thanks for the help.


Dick Steffens

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