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Options.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceSymbols Property (Word)

Published: July 16, 2012

True if two consecutive hyphens (--) are replaced with an en dash (–) or an em dash (—) as you type. Read/write Boolean.If the hyphens are typed with leading and trailing spaces, Word replaces the hyphens with an en dash; if there are no trailing spaces, the hyphens are replaced with an em dash.

expression .AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceSymbols

expression A variable that represents an Options collection.

This example turns on the replacement of hyphens with symbols as you type.

Options.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceSymbols = True

This example returns the status of the Symbol characters (--) with symbols (—) option on the AutoFormat As You Type tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box (Tools menu).

Dim blnAutoFormat as Boolean 
 
blnAutoFormat = Options.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceSymbols

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