skylark53

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  1. Courier, right - I'll give it a try. I will try and temper my expectations for tabs. Thanks very much for your input.
  2. By the way, the font is just Arial 11pt. I always thought Arial is truetype? (How do you tell whether it is TT [in Word 2013]?) Can you suggest a better font to try the tabs thing on?
  3. Thanks again, Jaclaz. In after.jpg you probably noticed that: 1. The space between any two items varied from a single space bar character to around 1cm. But you point out that this is "normal" for Word, i.e. it's my expectation that's wrong. I'm expecting that tabs set at 0.5cm will yield text items spaced uniformly by 0.5cm. 2. After the first few lines, a 'paragraph hang indent' behaviour had been introduced. The paragraph indenting etc had not been manually changed but when I looked, hang indent had somehow been set to 0.5cm - presumably by the tab substitution? (This behaviour did not go away when I changed to landscape fomat.) The indenting behaviour is of course undesirable; I don't want to have to go back and fix all the spurious indenting in a 50-page article that has some bona-fide indenting that needs to be preserved. Why are simple things never simple?
  4. Hmmm. I believe I have set the tabs for the whole document. the very large tabs (presumably set by the previous editor of this document) have gone away, which is progress! But replacing "- " with "^t" still produces variable-size gaps between words that were previously separated by a single space. Sea attached screenshots for an example document. (The forum will not let me upload the original docx for you to play with.)
  5. Thank you, Jaclaz. I was not aware that tabs and tab stops are two different things. How do I clear them so that my 'new tab markers' (introduced with ^t) produce tab gaps of 0.5cm?
  6. I have a block of text with short items separated only by spaces (typically 5 per line). I am trying to replace all spaces with tabs. In principle this is simple to do: find/replace all " " with "^t" (omitting quote marks). I have cleared all tabs in my document and set the default tab size to 0.5cm. The above procedure 'works' but the tabs that are introduced are variable in size, some very large. My expectation is that 'replace all' will do the substitution on a line-by-line basis, replacing all tabs on that line with the tabs I've set - in this case all 0.5cm. What am I doing wrong? Thanks..
  7. Thank you, Jaclaz. I will give your workaround a try! What I really want, though, is a Word option that ensures that the cursor selects only text, not whole cells or rows. I'm guessing that this doesn't exist.
  8. I frequently need to copy or edit the text in one cell of a Word table. If you are very careful with the mouse, you can indeed scoop just the text. But go one micron too far and Word highlights the whole cell - or worse, several cells - asking if you want to delete the cell. Is there any way of turning this behaviour off? It makes table editing time-consuming and frustrating (and turns the air here blue). Thank you!
  9. I am running Outlook 2013 on Windows 7 (SP1). When I use Instant Search on my own mailbox, no problem. But I also have full access to 3 other office mailboxes, all of which I am required to monitor and need to search frequently. When I use Instant Search in one of the other mailboxes, Outlook 2013 appears to delete the results as soon as they are found. In the status bar at bottom, outlook reports that it is 'indexing'. But as it does so, the results disappear from the window. See attached sequential screenshots 1, 2 & 3 (edited for privacy), taken a few seconds apart. In this case Outlook finds 4 results for the search word 'alford' and then immediately 'deletes' them. It can take 3 or 4 passes actually to read/open an item. AYMI, this is frustrating and time-consuming (not to mention alarming!). There are two other people in the office with -notionally- identical mailbox access but neither reports any difficulty with Instant Search (which they too use frequently). Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong, or what setting needs to be changed? Thanks!
  10. My 'Infected Items' folder in Outlook 2013 is showing one item - see attached. But there is nothing there. I have restarted Outlook several times and even rebooted my machine. But it's still there (or not there). I could of couse simply say "mark all as read" but I'd like to know what is causing this - and whether there is, in fact, something dodgy but invisible in there that needs to be dealt with. Any suggestions welcome - thanks.
  11. Does anyone know how to print an exact range of weeks of one's Calendar? I am going mad here; have tried all possible combinations of settings (incl "print exactly one month") but Outlook stubbornly persists in printing its own range of weeks. See attached, which is the only printout I can obtain. It used to be trivially easy with Outlook 2003, which printed whatever range of dates you asked for. What I want to print is the four weeks shown in blue, i.e. Mon 3 Mar to Sun 30 Mar inclusive. All / any help appreciated!
  12. Seems impossible. Ok, Calendar has to print complete weeks -- but I can't get it to print *specific* weeks. I've attached the result of telling Outlook to print the range Mon 2 Sept - Sun 6 Oct. An extra week (Mon 7 - sun 13 Oct) is printed. I've tried the 'print exactly one month per page' option but it doesn't help. It's driving me mad! What's the trick? Thanks! calendar.pdf
  13. At the beginning of June I applied the /cleanviews switch to Outlook. I then created a general custom View and applied it across all folders of all four company mailboxes that (as office manager) I monitor. This worked fine. But not quite. The Views are slippery creatures. They will be fine for a few days but at seemingly-random intervals - as this morning - the mailboxes belonging to two of the accounts (my bosses') revert spontaneously to the ugly, busy default View. Sometimes the fourth mailbox (our enquiries box, which is not associated with any PC or login) also reverts. It's very time consuming to have to restore the views to the ones I need to see. Is there any way of making my chosen Views stick? Why do they come 'unstuck' in the first place? Technical details: - Windows 7 Professional, SP1. - Outlook 2013 via a cloud-based mail system. - Three mail accounts open in Outlook, three logged-on users. - Fourth, 'enquiries' mailbox with no associated computer or user. - Each of the three users has full access to all four mailboxes. - All three machines are shut down each night via either hibernation or full shutdown. - I am the only user who modifies their Views.
  14. Thanks, I'll try that! Sky
  15. Thank you for the suggestion, -X-. But how does one do that?