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Offline littlebob

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Am I using code replacement right?
« on: August 22, 2011, 03:56:33 PM »
Hi, All my captions are fully written in Excel, from an entry list of competitors

The first column is the code: DD39

The second column is the text: #1 Bill Daily, Plumbers Special 450 GTO

I type \DD39\ and the text changes to the text in column 2 but it is surrounded by quotation marks, i.e. it comes in as in

"#1 Bill Daily, Plumbers Special 450 GTO"

Any idea when I am doing wrong?

Is there a way to not have to type the two backslash? because I am not using the code in a sentence like in the example in the user manual.

Thank you!
-Bob

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Re: Am I using code replacement right?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 03:57:38 PM »
Version is 4.6.7 on Windows 7 Ultimate on Dell laptop

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Re: Am I using code replacement right?
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 04:22:53 PM »
Bob,

Hi, All my captions are fully written in Excel, from an entry list of competitors

The first column is the code: DD39

The second column is the text: #1 Bill Daily, Plumbers Special 450 GTO

I type \DD39\ and the text changes to the text in column 2 but it is surrounded by quotation marks, i.e. it comes in as in

"#1 Bill Daily, Plumbers Special 450 GTO"

Any idea when I am doing wrong?

Unless I have the actual file, I can't tell for sure.  PM certainly doesn't add quotation marks on its own.

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Is there a way to not have to type the two backslash? because I am not using the code in a sentence like in the example in the user manual.

No.  The delimiter characters are not optional and both one at the start and one at the end are necessary.

-Kirk