WordPerfect Overstrike Equivalent

Discussion in 'Word Documents' started by Nigel Greensitt, Mar 17, 2005.

  1. WordPerfect has a typesetting function "overstrike", which you use to put one
    character on top of another eg X over O or H A over W . Is there a similar
    function in Word (XP or 2000)?.

    I am trying to get our most stubborn secretary to use word she is constantly
    telling me it isn't as good as wordperfect (Ha) and she is being very
    stubborn about the move I just need to prove we can do it.
    Nigel Greensitt, Mar 17, 2005
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    Jay Freedman Guest

    Nigel Greensitt wrote:
    > WordPerfect has a typesetting function "overstrike", which you use to
    > put one character on top of another eg X over O or H A over W . Is
    > there a similar function in Word (XP or 2000)?.
    >
    > I am trying to get our most stubborn secretary to use word she is
    > constantly telling me it isn't as good as wordperfect (Ha) and she is
    > being very stubborn about the move I just need to prove we can do it.


    Word does overstrikes with a variant of the EQ field.

    See the discussion of the EQ \O (overstrike) field at
    http://home.earthlink.net/~wordfaqs/Overbar.htm.

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    Jay Freedman
    Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
    Jay Freedman, Mar 17, 2005
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    Greg Guest

    Greg, Mar 17, 2005
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  4. Thanks for that Jay,

    I just needed the start, a search for overstrike in help turned up nothing!

    Unfortunately Earthlink is redlisted within our firewall, so couldn't see
    your example. I have created a bit of VB with 2 input boxes so she can now
    type whole sentences in and overstrike the whole thing, if that isn't an
    improvement then I don't know what is!

    Thanks
    Nigel
    Nigel Greensitt, Mar 18, 2005
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    Graham Mayor Guest

    Does this secretary work for you or do you work for her?
    Word is different from WordPerfect, but there is very few things that one
    can do that the other can't - and this is certainly not one of them.

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    Nigel Greensitt wrote:
    > WordPerfect has a typesetting function "overstrike", which you use to
    > put one character on top of another eg X over O or H A over W . Is
    > there a similar function in Word (XP or 2000)?.
    >
    > I am trying to get our most stubborn secretary to use word she is
    > constantly telling me it isn't as good as wordperfect (Ha) and she is
    > being very stubborn about the move I just need to prove we can do it.
    Graham Mayor, Mar 18, 2005
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  6. Look in Word's Help for the topic "Field codes: EQ (Equation) field." The
    switch you're interested in is the \o (Overstrike) switch. And FWIW I think
    it absurd that your firewall is blocking EarthLink (which happens to be my
    ISP, and I am the author of the article to which Jay referred you).

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    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
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    all may benefit.

    "Nigel Greensitt" <> wrote in
    message news:...
    > Thanks for that Jay,
    >
    > I just needed the start, a search for overstrike in help turned up

    nothing!
    >
    > Unfortunately Earthlink is redlisted within our firewall, so couldn't see
    > your example. I have created a bit of VB with 2 input boxes so she can now
    > type whole sentences in and overstrike the whole thing, if that isn't an
    > improvement then I don't know what is!
    >
    > Thanks
    > Nigel
    Suzanne S. Barnhill, Mar 18, 2005
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