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Word: Searching For or Replacing an Em Dash

PSS ID Number: Q47831 Article last modified on 11-02-1994

5.00 5.50 6.00



The – (em dash) character is created in Word version 5.00 by pressing CTRL + ALT + - (HYPHEN).

When using the Search or Replace command to find an em dash, you must use ALT+15. CTRL + ALT + - (HYPHEN) does not work correctly in this instance.

To search for an em dash character in Word version 5.50, choose Replace from the Edit menu and type “^15” in the Text To Search For box.

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