Sunday, July 27, 2008

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A Solution for Sunday?

Aside

Here is my problem: I want to change 183 pages from single spacing to double spacing. I know how to do it a page at a time, but it’s a lovely day and I’d like to get out in the sunshine. Is there a way I can change the whole document at one fell swoop? It would be lovely if I could. Over to my egg- head, techie friend

12 comments:

Z said...

Doesn't it work if you select 'All' and then tell it to double-space?

SpanishGoth said...

Hi honey,

Not sure this is what you want but

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000645.htm

enjoy the sun - it won't last...

PI said...

Z: thank you for your help. I have just had an e-mail from # 1 son who knows exactly how dumb I am - with a step be step action which I shall try after a jaunt in the sun.
I'm sure yours works but my reaction was 'select All from where - I see no All'
I know it's sad isn't it?

Goth: that's sweet of you and that is a useful URL to have. Thank you and I'll take your advice re the sun:)

Kim Ayres said...

"Select All" is done by holding down the ctrl key and pressing "A"

However, if suddenly everything disappears because you pressed something else, don't forget ctrl and "Z" is undo, and will take you back to where you were.

Z said...

Go to Edit in the top bar, it should be under there there. Or press Command and A together as a shortcut.

PI said...

Kim: wow that worked a treat! Many thatnks.

PI said...

Z: as I had already done Kim's thing I tried yours on another document and it worked also by using edit so that's fine - again thank you. BTW I don't seem to have a 'command'on my keyboard

PI said...

All: I am most grateful and with my new printer have printed out all your helpful suggestions.

Z said...

Same thing, just that Mac's control key does something else. Similarly, Option and Alt mean the same thing here - no idea what the PC equivalent is, but I'm sure it's most inoffensive.

I wonder if it's as hot with you as it is here? Just come in for refuge from the sun for a few minutes!

R. Sherman said...

Well, I'm late to this party.

And I had good advice, too. But seeing as how you no longer need it, I'll be on my way.

Cheers.

PI said...

Z: baking! we've been out to lunch and I just don't know what to do with myself - as dear old Dusty sang. Too hot for the garden although there is plenty of shade and no real enthusiasm for editing so I'm going to award myself some skulking time doing absolutely nothing - maybe a ZZZZZ.

PI said...

Randall: not like you to be Johnny come lately:)
Not sure what it means actually.