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Offline bri h

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seperators
« on: July 06, 2013, 09:50:34 AM »
Can anyone tell me how to do those line seperators that look to be the same length as an underscore, but are at the same height as hyphens?
I've tried this '-', and '_' , but I can't do it any other way. I really need it. I'm sure I did it once by accident, but I can't remember, for the life of me, how I did the bugger! Bri.
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Re: seperators
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2013, 09:55:48 AM »
An Em dash like this — you mean?
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Re: seperators
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 10:03:31 AM »
hyphen x2 like so --

word automatically takes out the space and turns it into an em dash.

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Re: seperators
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2013, 10:16:14 AM »
You won't get them automatically on here, needs to be copied and pasted from Word or somewhere else. Most folk on here use -- to signify the same thing if they're writing a reply 'live'. ;)

In Word when you do a double hyphen, the space won't close until you type in a another word or a letter followed by a space after it.
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Re: seperators
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2013, 10:21:18 AM »
You can do it direct, the problem is, you have to remember a 4 digit number. Press and hold the ALT key, type 0151, release ALT and bingo —  :)
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Re: seperators
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2013, 10:25:57 AM »
Idiot here can't manage it. >:( 

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Re: seperators
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2013, 10:40:37 AM »
What, It doesn't work for you? It has to be ALT not ALT GR.

Or do you mean you can't remember 0151  :) If that's the problem try to think of it as the Scouse Dash. Imagine a Scouse with woolly hair and silly moustache spanking Ken Dodd with a giant dash. Then all you have to do is recall the STD code for Liverpool and bingo —
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Re: seperators
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2013, 10:45:46 AM »
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

How may times do I try before I realise you're having me on? ;D 

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Re: seperators
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2013, 10:50:31 AM »
Well that is the kind of thing I might do ... but as it happens not this time. I assume you are using Windows not OSX? Oooo, I've just thought of something, it has to be on the numeric keypad.
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Re: seperators
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2013, 10:57:38 AM »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D  —  —  Got it! Numeric keypad was essential to the function. :D

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Re: seperators
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2013, 11:04:11 AM »
An Em dash like this — you mean?

That's the one shvon. How the hell do I do that? Please please please, pretty please with sugar on. ha ha.
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Re: seperators
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2013, 11:08:48 AM »
— — yippee! Cheers guys and one gal.  ;D
Am deep deep deep into my new memoir and lovin the putting—down—of—it. Is there an easier way than 0151 Mark?(it's the lazy-arse in me)  ;D

Thanks for that as well Daryl, I tried it and it worked a treat. Cheers. B
this new thread is redundant now. heh heh. Unless you's just wanna chat to yourselves. B
« Last Edit: July 06, 2013, 11:12:37 AM by brianh »
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Re: seperators
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2013, 11:09:15 AM »
Just like Mark said. . . hold down the ALT key to the left of the space bar, and while you've got it held down type — [0151 on the NUMERIC KEYPAD, not the numbers on the top row] It appears by magic once you release the ALT key —

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Re: seperators
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2013, 11:13:46 AM »
Done and Did
read—up Bid!
heh heh.
Thanks ever so much Shvon and Guys. I had so much stuff written before I realised most of what I'd written wasn't needed. I've emptied my make—believe office bin twice this morning! ha ha. Ok, back to 1973 now. B
« Last Edit: July 06, 2013, 11:15:42 AM by brianh »
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Re: seperators
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2013, 11:38:46 AM »
Er -- excuse me . . . if you had read up even earlier, the instructions were there. :P I just felt sorry for you. :o You'll notice from the time stamp that my reply was only about 30 seconds after yours went up, so you must have put it there while I was typing!

Done and Did
read—up Bid!
heh heh.
Thanks ever so much Shvon and Guys. I had so much stuff written before I realised most of what I'd written wasn't needed. I've emptied my make—believe office bin twice this morning! ha ha. Ok, back to 1973 now. B