Replacing paragraph marks align the text to the right
Thread poster: Claudia Alvis

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 08:02
Partial member
Spanish
+ ...
Mar 2, 2006

Hello,

I have a text where I have to replace the paragraph mark for spaces. I had no problem until half part of the document, but now, everytime I replace the ^p for the spaces, the texts is align to the right automatically. It's very annoying because I have to manually align it back to the left.

Does anybody know what this could be happening? I use MS-Office 2003.

Thanks,

Claudia


Direct link Reply with quote
 
Ken Cox  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:02
German to English
+ ...
not sure what you mean... Mar 2, 2006

Are you inserting paragraph marks in place of spaces, or inserting spaces in place of paragraph marks?

In any case, the paragraph formatting attributes of a paragraph are 'attached' to its paragraph mark, so if you copy a paragraph mark from one paragraph and paste it somewhere else, the newly created paragraph will have the same paragraph formatting as the original (source) paragraph.

If you delete a paragraph mark, the resulting paragraph (combination of the paragraph whose p. mark was deled and the next paragraph) assumes the paragraph formatting of the paragraph with the deleted paragraph mark (that sounds illogical, but that's how it works).

If you have page breaks or section breaks in the document, the behaviour when an adjacent paragraph mark is removed can be unpredictable (or at least unexpected)

I'm not sure exactly what happens to paragraph formatting when Find & Replace is used to insert or delete paragraph marks in text with a variety of paragraph formatting. (especially in case of inserting paragraph marks).

[Edited at 2006-03-02 18:45]


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 08:02
Partial member
Spanish
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Problem solved Mar 2, 2006

Kenneth Cox wrote:

Are you inserting paragraph marks in place of spaces, or inserting spaces in place of paragraph marks?


I'm inserting spaces in place of paragraph marks.

I restarted Word and the problem was gone. I guess I should've done that before posting the question.

Thanks


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Replacing paragraph marks align the text to the right

Advanced search






SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2017 helps translators increase translation productivity whilst ensuring quality. Combining translation memory, terminology management and machine translation in one simple and easy-to-use environment.

More info »
Across v6.3
Translation Toolkit and Sales Potential under One Roof

Apart from features that enable you to translate more efficiently, the new Across Translator Edition v6.3 comprises your crossMarket membership. The new online network for Across users assists you in exploring new sales potential and generating revenue.

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs