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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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Thursday March 29, 2007
01:40 AM

Wiki Formatting in MS Word???

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The strangest thing just happened to me while I was typing in MS Word. I wanted to stress something and used *'s to do so.. Suddenly, it turned bold. I've used Wiki style formatting before but I didn't suspect that MS Word also had these kind of shortcuts. Similar thing happened when I used underscores.. The text style changed to italic.
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  • Word has had this feature for a decade, at least. It's part of the AutoFormat thing. Fortunately, it can be disabled.
  • People have been using those marks to indicate "virtual formatting" in plain text since long before the term wiki showed up. So it doesn't surprise me that at some point MSWord developers thought it'd be a good idea to autoconvert it.

    BTW, the only wiki software I've ever used doesn't even use those marks for formatting. :) I thought you meant [[this]].

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