Microsoft KB Archive/100978
Works: 85th Line Draw Character Appears as Two Question Marks
PSS ID Number: Q100978 Article last modified on 10-21-1998
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|The information in this article applies to:|
|- Microsoft Works for MS-DOS, version 3.0|
In the Works word processor, if you enter 85 line draw characters (ALT+196) on the same line, the eighty-fifth character appears as two question marks instead of a line draw character.
If you continue to enter line draw characters after the eighty-fifth character, only blanks appear until you reach the next line.
To remove the question marks, either press the BACKSPACE key until you delete the eighty-fifth character, or enter enough line draw characters to extend to the next line.
This problem occurs because Works uses ASCII character 196 internally as its nonbreaking hyphen. This problem also occurs with ASCII character 202 (used internally by Works as a nonbreaking space).
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Microsoft Works for MS-DOS, version 3.0. We are researching this problem and will post new information here as it becomes available.
KBCategory: kbbuglist KBSubcategory: dworkskb
Additional reference words: 3.00 questionmark appear non-breaking Alt+202
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