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Old 08-15-2005, 10:14 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Ray Dillon
Another pain in the but is that Word automaticallly converts ... (three periods) into an elipse (looks like three periods, but is actually a seperate character).
Yeah, I find this to be one of Word's hundreds of major irritations.

If you Undo (Ctrl-U, or Apple-U on Macs) after typing "..." Word converts the ellipses back into three periods.

Also, you could do a Find & Replace to get rid of ellipses - select an ellipsis, copy it, and paste it into the Find field of the Find & Replace box, and enter three periods into the Replace field.

But check your Autocorrect options. It may be set to turn a triple period into an ellipse. Just find the option (it may be listed in the Autocorrect tab's list) and delete it.

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