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There is a word macro that can change that

Posted By: quick fix on 2005-09-29
In Reply to: space changes - noname

for you.  Not sure if it will work on your platform, though.  If you need it, just answer on here and I will post the macro so you can paste it into your program macros and assign a shortcut

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  I recently lost all my stuff because hard drive crashed.  Someone years ago had given me instructions on how to make a simple macro that changed the colors for typing. I do a bowling program that I need to switch from green to black, from red to black and from green to red.  I had something that I could just hit ALT & R for red, ALT & B for black and ALT & G for green, so no hving to use mouse for it.

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Just an extremely simple Word macro SM
I'll try and explain it. I'm no Word genius, I PROMISE.

You get in a document you're typing.

Record new macro
I made mine a keyboard macro, you name it, assign it (mine happens to be alt. alt period)

Then you go:
. (period space space is what that is supposed to be)
Replace . (period space)
Replace all.

In the parentheses is the keys I pushed. I don't know how else to explain it but it's the alt Key and the period Key.

There's bound to be a "real" way to do it, but I just bumbled through this way.
What version of Word? That can't be set in newer versions. I had to do a macro --sm
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Here's the link (you'll probably have to copy and paste it):


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The solutions others gave are good, but if I just needed to get the number of lines with typing (and don't need an invoice or a report), I'd use a Word macro.

The other solutions offered have this drawback: If the body of your document contains tables, the count Word gives you is vastly inflated, for Word counts each cell in that table as a line. This is not what the eye sees, and becomes problematic when you try to justify such to your client.

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2. Click the Edit button.

3. Once the Visual Basic Editor opens, press Ctrl+End to move to the bottom.

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6. Click File | Close and Return to MS Word.

Merry Christmas!

OOPS! I looked at the HTML code after I pasted the code into the editor on this board, and it added things that when pasted into the Visual Basic Editor in Word will not compile. Here's the code if you want to retype it, but pasting won't work. If you send me an email, I'll attach the code into a .txt document, and you won't have any problems.  vjoet@attglobal.net

Public Sub GetLinesStrictCount()
    Dim CharsStrict As Long
    Dim Count As Long
    Dim ParaswBlanks As Long
    Dim ParasWOBlanks As Long
    Dim LineswBlanks As Long
    Dim BlankLines As Long
    Dim LinesWOBlanks As Long
    Dim NumOfTables As Long
    Dim NumOfRows As Long
    Dim TableRowCount As Long
    Dim x As Integer
    TableRowCount = 0
    NumOfTables = 0
    NumOfRows = 0
    ActiveDocument.ComputeStatistics (wdStatisticCharacters)
    ActiveDocument.ComputeStatistics (wdStatisticLines)
    CharsStrict = ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties(wdPropertyCharacters)
    ParasWOBlanks = ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties(wdPropertyParas)
    LineswBlanks = ActiveDocument.BuiltInDocumentProperties(wdPropertyLines)

    NumOfTables = ActiveDocument.Content.Tables.Count
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            With ActiveDocument.Content.Tables.Item(x)
                NumOfRows = NumOfRows + .Rows.Count
            End With
        TableRowCount = NumOfRows
    End If
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I call it a "jumpcode" and what you need to do is create a Word macro for it. For example, I use (Alt + /) to insert blanks in a document. Now if I want to jump to the blanks I use (Alt + >). In reading your question, it sounds as if the symbol you want to "jump" to is already in the document, so you would just have to define the jumpcode for that prompt.

So, first create your macro.
1. Tools - Macro - Record New Macro.
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3. Assign macro to Keyboard.
5. Select Assign - Close
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C. Hit "Find Next"
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Me too - with a macro. nm

1.         Open a blank document.


2.         Type 3-4 question marks down in a single line.


3.         Put your cursor back up at the top before the first ? mark.


4.         Open tools Macros – Record new macro.


5.         Click keyboard – type in the combination of keys you want to use to jump (make sure that combination is not assigned to anything else).  I used Shift+Control+Alt J.  Then close that box out.


6.         With your mouse click Edit - Find – type a ? in the find box, click Find Next.  It will take your cursor to the first question mark (make sure it’s highlighted).  Then hit cancel to close out the find box, and click STOP on the macro button.


Now try the combination.
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Just insert fields in your template with Ctrl+F9 and when you create new docs, hit F11 to jump to the fields and start typing.
Go to this page which will display the macro that you need. You will have to edit one of the lines in order to create one space, instead of two.


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NSS: Here's the macro instructions

In a Word document, type a few words, like a diagnosis on a line.  Leave your cursor at the end of the line.


A window called Record Macro pops up.  I suggest you put a name in the "Macro Name" field.  (Hint:  No spaces allowed in the name.)

Click KEYBOARD to assign it to the keyboard.

A window called "Customize Keyboard" pops up.  In the field "press new shortcut key", press what you want as the shortcut.  (Hint:  I use ALT+N so I can remember it for numbering.)  That key combination you type should populate that field.


You will be back at your document (your cursor still at the end of the line of text you typed) and there will be a small window called "Stop" that has a solid square (the STOP RECORDING button) and another symbol (PAUSE RECORDING button).  At this point, every single thing you do is being recorded!

Press the HOME key (to put cursor at the beginning of the line).

Press the 1. keys and space twice (or however many times you space between your number/period for your account).

Press the END key (to return cursor to end of the line of text).

Press the RETURN key.

Press the 2. keys and space twice (or, again, however many spaces you put between your number/period for your account).

Click the STOP RECORDING button in the little window.

Your macro is complete.  I suggest you try it out.  Skip down a few lines and type a line of text.  At the end of that text, hit your macro shortcut.  It should run (you won't see it do anything but make the changes you recorded) and automatically go to the beginning of the line, number it as 1 with a period and spaces, and return at the end of your text and start the number 2, period, spaces and be ready for more text!!  Email me if you have problems. 

NOTE:  This will only work if the text you type is only 1 line long.  If it word-wraps to a second line, this will not work...you will just have to manually return to the beginning of the line and number. 

More ideas for building macros, at least the ones I use most: 

-- macro to increase the zoom to a certain percentage (I use 110%)

-- macro to scroll down 1 frame or page

-- macro to copy the preoperative diagnosis heading, the 1-line text below it, return a line blank and type postoperative diagnosis heading and paste (for when the dictation is for "postoperative diagnosis same").  I use ALT+; for postoperative diagnosis and ALT+' for postop diagnosis

-- macro to copy the physician names/credentials in the signature block and search for the header for SURGEON and fill it in, putting it in all capitals, etc.

Just a handful of ideas I use.  Hope these help.

you have to create it as a macro (sm)
hit F3 for help and then M or C to create Macros...
when you follow these instructions, it will create an ALT(whatever). Then, in your docutment, you would do ALT-K or ALT-J, or ALT(whatever you name it)
just did it.. it's CTL-10 and then define macro (nm)
How do you make that macro?

I feel like MTs are being nickel and dimed to death with this.

How do you make that type of macro?  Do you type "." space, space?  I'm not sure my Expander recognizes spaces after an entry.  ?

Here is a link to a macro (sm)

for that.  Following the macro he gives instructions on how to modify the macro for one space.  When you modify the macro you will have to change the name also, so you could change it to read:

Sub OneSpace()

on the first line.

If you don't know how to add a macro, click Tools, Macros, Macro, then in the Macro Name: box put TwoSpaces, then click create.   Paste the macro provided in place of the "Sub TwoSpaces()" and "End Sub" that are there.  Go the end of the End Sub line and hit enter.  Paste the second macro there and click save again.

You have to create a macro. SM for how I did it.

I assigned my macro to ALT-B, but you can assign any keys you want so long as they are not already in use for another function.

To create a new macro you click:

Tools -> Macros -> Record a new Macro

A window will open up that says:

Macro Name:  In the box type in the name you wish to give your macro. (I simply typed in AltB).

In the middle of the window you will see "Assign Macro to" with two buttons that say "Toolbar"  and "Keyboard".  Click the Keyboard button.

This opens a new window and your cursor will be in the field that says "Press new short cut key".  You will hit the series of keys you want to assign your macro to (in my case it was Alt+B).

Below you should see "Currently assigned to [unassigned}"  If it says it is assigned, you will need to pick other keys to assign your macro to.

Finally, click assign.

Now you are in your document and there will be a little box that has a stop button and pause button.  Every keystroke you make from this point on is recorded and will be assigned to your macro.

Now you want hit Ctrl+F which will bring up the find window and type in a character that you want your cursor to jump to.  I use the asterix (*).  Then click the stop button on the little box.

Then test our your macro.  I have report templates I use that look like this:



And every time I hit Alt+B, I jump to the next asterix.

I hope this helps.  It sounds kind of confusing when you are trying to explain how to do it, but once you do it it is really pretty simple.