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Untagging Character Formatting


And now for the fourth and last line:



First we have \<I\>, which will find our Quark italic tag of <I>.

Next is a parenthetical wildcard group of an asterisk, (*), which tells Word to find any string of characters until it comes to the final italic tag. (Note that character formatting needs both beginning and ending tags.) Again, RazzmaTag will tell Word to use any text the grouped wildcard finds as the Replace string.

The final italic tag is represented by \<I\>.

After that is the pipe symbol, which separates the Find and Replace strings.

Next is the “it” code, which tells RazzmaTag to use italic to format the text that is found.

Finally, there’s the +f code, which tells RazzmaTag to format the text with character formatting rather than a style. Wildcard searching is automatically turned on when you use the +f code at the end of a master-list entry.

Here are the RazzmaTag codes that signify the various kinds of character formatting you can apply to the tagged text.

Bold = bo

Italic = it

Bold and italic = bi

Underline = ul

Strikethrough = st

Superscript = ss

Subscript = sb

Small caps = sc

All caps = ac


And again, here are the RazzmaTag codes that specify whether to format tags with style or character formatting:

+p = paragraph style formatting

+a = character style formatting

+f = character formatting (such as bold or italic)


If you have questions about whether your master-list entry strings (such as \<I\>(*)\<I\>) will work, try them manually in Word’s Replace dialog (with “Use Wildcards” turned on; you may need to click the “More” button before this is available) before using them in RazzmaTag. If they won’t work there, they won’t work in RazzmaTag, either. When doing such a test, be sure you don’t include any codes specific to RazzmaTag, such as “it” or “+p,” as Word alone won’t recognize them.

No Untagging of Font, Point Size, or Paragraph Format


Please note that you cannot untag such character formatting as font, point size, and character format. Why? Because these should be defined in styles rather than applied directly to your text. RazzmaTag allows you to turn direct formatting into tags and then into styles, but it won’t let you go the other direction. For example, an entry like this will not work:

\<Heading 2\>(*)|Baskerville~16~C~it+f