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mikeTrust
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 10:01 am    Post subject: How do I convert Word bullet points to plain text?
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I have a document created using Word 2000 in which i have used bullet points
but now need to submit the document to a site that requires me to get rid of
all non-text characters so as to convert it all into plain text.

My questions :

1. how do i do that ?
2. how will i know that i have succeeded? ie what will plain text bullet
points look like compared to the original ?

thxs
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Stefan Blom
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I convert Word bullet points to plain text? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Change the bullet format to include asterisks (say). Then save as plain
text (File | Save As), or select the whole document, copy and paste into
NotePad.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"mikeTrust" wrote in message

> I have a document created using Word 2000 in which i have used bullet
points
> but now need to submit the document to a site that requires me to get
rid of
> all non-text characters so as to convert it all into plain text.
>
> My questions :
>
> 1. how do i do that ?
> 2. how will i know that i have succeeded? ie what will plain text
bullet
> points look like compared to the original ?
>
> thxs
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mikeTrust
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I convert Word bullet points to plain text? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Thxs stefan: need it all spelt out im afraid: when you say "change... to
include asterisks.." do you mean delete bullet points and replace with
asterisks?

AND if i copy it into notepad what will the bullet points look like there?
this is effectively my second point, i.e.how do i know i have succeeded ie
what do plain text bullet points look like ?

thxs for bearing with me.

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

> Change the bullet format to include asterisks (say). Then save as plain
> text (File | Save As), or select the whole document, copy and paste into
> NotePad.
>
> --
> Stefan Blom
> Microsoft Word MVP
>
>
> "mikeTrust" wrote in message
>
> > I have a document created using Word 2000 in which i have used bullet
> points
> > but now need to submit the document to a site that requires me to get
> rid of
> > all non-text characters so as to convert it all into plain text.
> >
> > My questions :
> >
> > 1. how do i do that ?
> > 2. how will i know that i have succeeded? ie what will plain text
> bullet
> > points look like compared to the original ?
> >
> > thxs
>
>
>
>
>
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Stefan Blom
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I convert Word bullet points to plain text? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I meant that you should modify the bullets via Format | Bullets and
Numbering (or via Format | Style, Modify Style if they were applied with
styles). But if there are not so many bullets, you could just as well
replace them manually in a text editor such as NotePad.

What the bullets would look like in plain text format depends on the
chosen bullet; since text documents can only have a single font, the
bullet would be converted to the corresponding character in the
character set. To find out what *your* bullets look like, you could try
copying and pasting into NotePad.

By the way, have you considered asking the site what they recommend?

I hope that this clears things up a bit. If not, post back.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"mikeTrust" wrote in message

> Thxs stefan: need it all spelt out im afraid: when you say "change...
to
> include asterisks.." do you mean delete bullet points and replace with
> asterisks?
>
> AND if i copy it into notepad what will the bullet points look like
there?
> this is effectively my second point, i.e.how do i know i have
succeeded ie
> what do plain text bullet points look like ?
>
> thxs for bearing with me.
>
> "Stefan Blom" wrote:
>
> > Change the bullet format to include asterisks (say). Then save as
plain
> > text (File | Save As), or select the whole document, copy and paste
into
> > NotePad.
> >
> > --
> > Stefan Blom
> > Microsoft Word MVP
> >
> >
> > "mikeTrust" wrote in message
> >
> > > I have a document created using Word 2000 in which i have used
bullet
> > points
> > > but now need to submit the document to a site that requires me to
get
> > rid of
> > > all non-text characters so as to convert it all into plain text.
> > >
> > > My questions :
> > >
> > > 1. how do i do that ?
> > > 2. how will i know that i have succeeded? ie what will plain text
> > bullet
> > > points look like compared to the original ?
> > >
> > > thxs
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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