Re: [NTB] en and em dashes / was:(unknown)
- Okay. Try this: http://www.publicintegrity.org/docs/onegroup.doc
It's a Word 2003 file. One paragraph that has 2 em dashes and one regular dash
What I typically do is select the text from Word. right-click Copy. Go to
NoteTab. right-click paste.
Yep, just tested the character map and it copies into NoteTab fine too. One
thing I just noticed is, I went from Word -> WordPad -> NoteTab and the dashes
Quoting Pete Hoyle <hoylesp@...>:
> I tried to reproduce this, but it works OK for me. I don't use Word, but I've
> created files using both Notepad and Wordpad that have en and em dashes in
> them. With Notepad, I saved the file both as Ansi and as Unicode. I loaded
> both of them into NoteTab and they came with the em and en dashes. The
> Unicode version was read-only in NoteTab.
> With Wordpad, which is a word processor similar to Word (i.e. it is not a
> text editor like NoteTab and NotePad), I copied the text including the en and
> em dashes to the Windows clipboard and then pasted it into NoteTab (both with
> the pasteboard function and with an explicit paste), and in all cases the en
> and em dashes were there in NoteTab.
> I inserted the dashes both with the Windows Character Map accessory and with
> Alt+0150 and Alt+0151 on the keypad; the result was the same.
> I don't know if there are any NoteTab settings that might affect this
> behavior. Could you describe an exact set of steps that would let us
> reproduce your problem? Can you post a small test Word file somewhere that
> has en and em dashes that do not paste into NoteTab for you?
> Oh, what exactly do you mean by "regular dashes"? The usual terminology is
> that there are en dashes, em dashes, and the common ascii character known as
> hyphen or minus. I presume that last is what your en dashes turn into.
> Do my experiments give any clues to the NoteTab experts?
> At 10:16 AM 2/10/2005, Han wrote:
> >I've been trying out NoteTab as a notepad replacement and have run into a
> >problem. Maybe I'm missing something...
> >When I'm copying text from MS Word into NoteTab, em dashes get turned
> >dashes. On the other hand, it copies in fine going from a webpage into
> >NoteTab. Em dashes remain em dashes in that case.
> >Anyway, any thoughts?