Find function in Word does not work when searching double spac



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RE: Find function in Word does not work when searching double spac

Postby QXJ0cmluc2lj » Wed, 14 Feb 2007 04:52:00 GMT

February 12, 2007

Thanks morgancreative,

I am using "Find" at times, and "Find" / "Replace" at other times, and it 
still does not work. I will try again. Could it be that the software may not 
have been properly or fully installed?



RE: Find function in Word does not work when searching double spac

Postby bW9yZ2FuY3JlYXRpdmU » Wed, 14 Feb 2007 07:05:01 GMT

Feel free to send me the doc to test it to  XXXX@XXXXX.COM 

Re: Find function in Word does not work when searching double spac

Postby John McGhie [MVP - Word and Word Macintosh] » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 14:46:34 GMT

Copy an example of the double spaces and paste it into the Find prompt.

I suspect that at some stage you have obtained that text from a browser.  A
browser expresses double spaces as two different characters: a non-breaking
space followed by a space.

If you search for {space}{space} you will not find {nbspace}{space}.  If you
search for {nbspace}{space} you will.

It's difficult to tell the difference by eye, but if you click your
Show/Hide button and perhaps increase the Zoom magnification a little, you
will see that the two characters are differently rendered on screen.


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Re: Find function in Word does not work when searching double spac

Postby Suzanne S. Barnhill » Sun, 18 Feb 2007 14:54:03 GMT

In my copy of Word, searching for {space}{space} DOES find {nbspace}{space}.
Did you actually try this before you posted, John?

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