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RE: More on the reports I am working on

I wouldn't suggest figure spaces throughout a document, especially for
text that is not in Courier. Furthermore, for purposes of line breaks and
justification, a "numeric space" is not treated like a regular space, but
rather, like a non-breaking space, wreaking havoc on your layout! Keep use
of the numeric space for tabular purposes only.

        - Dov

At 12/5/2002 07:54 AM, Sharon Burton-Hardin wrote:
>Dov is the man once again. This solved it. It was weird, because the spacing
>started being off about half way across the line, like a progressive
>For the archives, I tried everything below, changing to Courier New -> same
>weird spacing, I tried Ctrl+Space, same thing.
>I did a S/R for a space and replaced it with \#. All my ducks are in a row
>now. I am a happy girl.
>The client will be so happy and I learned something new for my box of
>tricks! Now I gotta get Rick Quattro to write me a frame script to process
>all the files based on paragraph format cause I am lazy!
>Or is there no reason why I cannot so this thru the entire doc, regardless
>of the paragraph format? In other words, will this spacing screw up other
>more "normal" text, like Body.
>Sharon Burton-Hardin
>CEO, Anthrobytes Consulting
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Dov Isaacs [mailto:isaacs@adobe.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 10:09 PM
>To: sharon@anthrobytes.com
>Cc: framers@frameusers.com; framers@omsys.com
>Subject: RE: More on the reports I am working on
>You can indeed do a search and replace of space characters with
>a numeric space. In the search and replace dialog, numeric space
>is represented by a backslash followed by the number sign, (i.e. '\#'
>without the single quotes). That is probably your best bet to get
>the problem resolved based on my experience in the past.
>        - Dov
>At 12/4/2002 06:57 PM, Sharon Burton-Hardin wrote:
>>All the stuff you recommend I tried before I posted. I am at wits end.
>>I do not relish doing a S/R with spaces - per your other post - but I think
>>that beats doing this by hand. Is there a S/R for this? The reports are
>>about one page each and there are about 60 of them.
>>Sharon Burton-Hardin
>>CEO, Anthrobytes Consulting
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Dov Isaacs [mailto:isaacs@adobe.com]
>>Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 5:25 PM
>>To: sharon@anthrobytes.com
>>Cc: framers@frameusers.com; framers@omsys.com
>>Subject: Re: More on the reports I am working on
>>This sounds so familiar. I am trying to remember what I once did to
>>fix something like this.
>>Some ideas to try in the following order:
>>(1) Are you sure that it prints with improper alignment as opposed to
>>just displaying with improper alignment? If it prints OK, either just
>>ignore the screen display or you might want to look at your setting for
>>"DisplayUsingPrinterMetrics" in the maker.ini file if you have this
>>setting defined at all (no it isn't documented in the FM).
>>If Yes, change to No. If No, change to Yes. If it isn't defined in your
>>maker.ini file, try each value in succession and see if one or the other
>>fixes the problem.
>>(2) Turn OFF pair kerning for the Paragraph Style in which you are
>>using Courier and columns of numbers. Theoretically, this "shouldn't"
>>make a difference since Courier supposedly doesn't have any pair
>>kerning data defined.
>>(3) Alignment for the Paragraph Style in question should be "Left"
>>or else attempts to justify text will vary the spacing between words.
>>        - Dov

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