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Old Dec 29th, 2010, 05:48 PM   #41
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You can. It's in the Review tab in the ribbon.
Yeah, found a bunch of the reviewing issues once I activated the damn Ribbon.

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It's in the ribbon when you click inside the footer. Unless you're trying to format page numbers within the footer, in which case it's in the Document Elements tab (don't ask me why, or how long it took me to figure that one out!)
M********r. Yeah, that's exactly what I was trying to figure out. I didn't find it in the Elements tab (will look there next time), but I found I could access the page number formatting by doing INSERT-->Page Numbers again. Stupid. There should at least be a Control-Click pop-up menu giving page number format as an option.

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Maybe your keyboard is busted?
Nah. Command-` works fine in every other application. Will have to check the Keyboard Shortcuts pref pane to see if it can be enabled. UPDATE: Nope. No application-specific settings in Keyboard. It's enabled for all applications, but Word 2011 doesn't want to do it. Figures.

NOW the latest annoyance. I've turned off every G-D autocorrect / autotext preference, but it is STILL reformatting "a." as "˚" (degree symbol) - making my reformatting of the bibliography in this document, which has a gazillion 1999a, 1999b etc., entries particularly frustrating.
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Old Dec 29th, 2010, 06:07 PM   #42
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Command-` works fine in every other application. Will have to check the Keyboard Shortcuts pref pane to see if it can be enabled.
Strange... I use this all the time. Just confirmed that it works in my copy of Word. It's a great Mac feature that Windows should have copied years ago.

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NOW the latest annoyance. I've turned off every G-D autocorrect / autotext preference, but it is STILL reformatting "a." as "˚" (degree symbol) - making my reformatting of the bibliography in this document, which has a gazillion 1999a, 1999b etc., entries particularly frustrating.
Again, this seems strange. I have never had a problem adding or removing autocorrect items. The example that you cite isn't even in my list of corrections, though perhaps you're using a different dictionary (I'm using US English).
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Old Dec 29th, 2010, 06:10 PM   #43
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Yeah, found a bunch of the reviewing issues once I activated the damn Ribbon.
I'm not even sure why Word gives you the option to turn the ribbon on and off. It's like turning off the inspector in Pages -- it's where nearly everything is located.
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I'm not even sure why Word gives you the option to turn the ribbon on and off. It's like turning off the inspector in Pages -- it's where nearly everything is located.
Perhaps to give those of us who were used to pre-2011 Word a false sense of security, in that by turning off the Ribbon, it can be "just like" the Word we're used to. Hah. (insert sarcastic emoticon here)

The autocorrect issue: very odd. I looked through the list, and it's not listed as one of the autocorrects. But I've turned autocorrect / autotext / autobloodyeverything off and it's still doing it. Grrrrr.

And of course, this is a huge bibliography.... sigh....
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Find & Replace in Office 2011 is a complete turd.

There. I've said it. Turd.
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The continuing saga.... here's the footer information from page 240 of a 297-page document. Previous page # is 30 (Looks like every time I inserted a Section Break-->Next Page, it reset the footer page count). Apparently "Same as previous" doesn't mean much in this version....

UPDATE: This may not be entirely a Word 2011 issue. My brain tells me Word 2007 used "same as previous" to indicate page number formatting matched previous, but perhaps it just means the footer text (which we aren't using). Thanks to crawford, I found the Page Number Formatting thingy inside the Document Elements tab. But man, what a pain in the ***. A gazillion clicks to do what should be a simple control-click option...
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Find & Replace.

Select a commonly-repeating textual error. Copy.

Hit Command-F to bring up the stupid "Find & Replace" sidebar.

Click in the "Find" field and Command-V to paste the erroneous text.

Stupid Word pastes the text INTO THE DOCUMENT, and the "Find" field remains blank, with a lovely flashing cursor.

Sigh.
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Find & Replace.
Hit Command-F to bring up the stupid "Find & Replace" sidebar.
Command-F takes you to the search box in the top right corner. Command+shift+H opens up the find&replace sidebar.

I couldn't replicate the the issue that you're describing. The new find and replace feature is slightly different from, but much improved over the previous version of Word. All of the same features are there. The sidebar is a better location... remember how the previous version consisted of a giant dialog box that covered most of the text? This version also previews the upcoming instances of the text that you are trying to replace, which is helpful.
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Mark...if you're going to continue using it...time to RTFM.
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