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Unwanted Characters with PAUSE, MESSAGE Macro Command

PSS ID Number: Q25225 Article last modified on 11-02-1994

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I am getting unusual characters displayed on the message line when I use the PAUSE and MESSAGE Macro command. One of the unusual characters is the scientific symbol for “female.” The second and third characters, a “half note” (musical note) and a rectangular block with a hole in its center, occur together.


The display of these characters does not indicate a problem with Word or your system. These characters will be displayed if you insert a newline character (SHIFT+ENTER) or a paragraph mark (ENTER) in the text of your macro message. When entering message text while building the macro, you must allow Word to wrap the line automatically. The character embedded in the text by Word when implementing a newline or paragraph mark will be interpreted and displayed in the macro message as the ASCII equivalent of its associated hexadecimal value.

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