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Alt-X hexadecimal character entry

To enter Unicode characters by their hexadecimal value (without having to trawl through Word’s fair-weather-friend symbol-entry interface): Enter the hexadecimal value for the Unicode symbol, position cursor at the end of the string, and press alt-X. This toggles between the character and the unicode value.

Acronym/Initialism finder

This regular expression finds whole words of 2 to 8 (inc.) capital letters. This is one way of going through a document fairly quickly and finding all the acronyms (and initialisms) in it. I’m sure there’s a better way to do it, but this is one way, at least. Open Find box, check Use Wildcards, […]