[thelist] Removing Microsoft Word special characters

Timothy J. Luoma luomat at operamail.com
Thu Sep 18 14:11:05 CDT 2003

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 13:23:31 -0400, Hershel Robinson 
<hershelr at netvision.net.il> wrote:

> What would be a demonstration of the value of UltraEdit, and also a more 
> useful answer to the original question, would be an UltraEdit macro that 
> would replace all of these characters with acceptable substitutes.

OK, I think I have it.

Find "“"
Replace All "&8220;"
Find "”"
Replace All "&8221;"
Find "‘"
Replace All "&8216;"
Find "’"
Replace All "&8217;"
Find "—"
Replace All "&8212;"
Find "…"
Replace All "&8230;"

Now I'm not sure if that will carry though all the various email servers 
out there, so I have also put it at


I was not able to coax MSWord into giving me an en-dash, so this will not 
fix that, however it would be simple for someone to add that capability to 
it if they could get an en-dash out of MSWord (the HTML code is &#8211;)

Note that when you put this into a UE macro, some of the MSWord characters 
appear as characters similar to | (vertical pipe) which UE seems to use 
when it can't display a character properly.


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