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Microsoft KB Archive/100978

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Works: 85th Line Draw Character Appears as Two Question Marks

PSS ID Number: Q100978 Article last modified on 10-21-1998



====================================================================== 3.00 MS-DOS kbbuglist

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.

More Information:

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

====================================================================== Keywords : kbbuglist Version : 3.00 Platform : MS-DOS ============================================================================= Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1998.