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Old 07-26-2009, 10:44 PM   #11
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>>I gave up expecting good keyboarding from my clients a long time ago.<<

I've been getting text - fortunately short! - from a client who still double-spaces after every period, even though she's young enough never to have used a typewriter. I wonder where she learned it.
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Old 07-27-2009, 02:58 AM   #12
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Agreed. I can often figure out a search, but sometimes can't figure out the replace, one where part of the found string needs to be preserved, part deleted. I suspect I really need to spend more time RTFM.
Put the bit that you want to keep in brackets. Then put \1 in the replace box. Obviously, if you have more than one sub-group in brackets, then use \2, \3, .... as appropriate.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:53 AM   #13
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I wonder where she learned it
It's fairly common, even in Britain, where the practice of typing two spaces has never been taught anywhere.

   
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I've been getting text - fortunately short! - from a client who still double-spaces after every period, even though she's young enough never to have used a typewriter. I wonder where she learned it.
She wants to be sure the reader knows that the sentence has ended and a new thought is about to appear.

   
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