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Type this into word or outlook, bug?

  1. Jan 7, 2016 #1
    messed up original post:

    "Hunter is having a top cover re‑designed"

    no period. now click the cursor right before the d in designed. hit tab, it will tab a single space. not a full tab.

    change "Hunter" to "Mike" or any other name, it will do a full Tab. try a word like "re-test" or re-anything, it Tabs like normal.

    what the heck, am i going crazy? just tried this on multiple instances of microsoft word and outlook email.
     
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  3. Jan 7, 2016 #2
    Doesnt happen on my Outlook.

    Is it possible that it is assuming Hunter as the term for someone hunting instead of the proper name?
     
  4. Jan 7, 2016 #3
    try this with a space at the end, dont do anything else except click the cursor back to in front of the d in designed

    "Hunter is having a top cover re‑designed "

    something is definitely not normal, because you can also do it as "re designed" without the hypen, and a varitey of other words, but the first words have to be there,

    i just tried

    Biker is having a top cover re-designed
    and
    Runner is having a top cover re-designed

    nothing seems else seems to cause this.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2016 #4
    I can confirm the same happens to me in Word 2016.

    In Outlook 2016, the Hunter sentence does a full tab. Change the name to Mike, and it does only a space. The opposite of what happened with me in Word.
     
  6. Jan 7, 2016 #5
    i should add im using word 2010. someone just confirmed not working in 2013, or no bug
     
  7. Jan 7, 2016 #6
    You may not have seen this part of my last post, because I included it after a quick edit:
    "In Outlook 2016, the Hunter sentence does a full tab. Change the name to Mike, and it does only a space. The opposite of what happened with me in Word."
     
  8. Jan 7, 2016 #7
    wait, you're saying it does the exact opposite of what i described? completely exact?

    and if you use "re designed" without the hypen it still acts the same. and any other name change wont work.
     
  9. Jan 7, 2016 #8
    In Outlook 2016, yes. But in Word 2016, the same as you describe.

    I'll give that a go now.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2016 #9
    Using re designed instead of re-designed, the Hunter sentence in Word gives only a space. Mike gives a full tab.
    In Outlook the same outcome occurs.
     
  11. Jan 7, 2016 #10

    berkeman

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    What happens when you turn on the Ruler feature that shows where the tab locations are? :smile:
     
  12. Jan 7, 2016 #11

    mfb

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    Did you copy this "space" to some other place? Maybe the tab just gets some weird position depending on the length of the text?
     
  13. Jan 7, 2016 #12
    Tried that, and copying the apparent one space turns into a tab (in Word).
     
  14. Jan 7, 2016 #13

    mfb

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    Here is another prediction: Get the "space", then make the text longer by one or two letters: the "space" will expand to a longer tab.
    Add more letters and I would expect the tab to get smaller until it looks like a single space again.
     
  15. Jan 8, 2016 #14

    meBigGuy

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    Doing ruler based tabs with proportional fonts can give weird results. I have not tried, just supplying my guess. What happens when you spell Hunter backwards.
     
  16. Jan 8, 2016 #15

    mfb

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  17. Jan 11, 2016 #16
    it still does the same actions with the ruler on or off, for me anways word 2010 outlook 2010
     
  18. Jan 11, 2016 #17

    berkeman

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    My point was whether it was snapping to the same fixed tab points or not. Just adding or subtracting characters and finding that the next tab position changes is not surprising, unless the tab points on the Ruler are actually moving as you do so.
     
  19. Jan 11, 2016 #18
    There is a tab, but considering the text long before the “d”, the tab jump to the next stop which is short as a space.
    You can see the tab with the paragraph option ctrl+(
     
  20. Jan 18, 2016 #19

    CWatters

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    Does changing font size make a difference?
     
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