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Using A Word Processor To Get Rid Of Forward Brackets
Posted By Andrew On November 22, 2004 @ 11:15 AM In E-Mail Help | No Comments
Charles from MA asks:
How do I get rid of all those symbols that appear in forwarded emails?
Do you ever get an e-mail forwarded to you which has all those annoying >> marks in front of each line? There’s an easy way to eliminate these marks when you copy the message to a word processor such as Microsoft’s WordPad (which comes with all Windows versions). Following is a partial e-mail message which was forwarded to me:
> >Jake, the rancher, went one day to fix a distant fence.
> >The wind was cold and gusty and the clouds rolled gray and dense.
> >As he pounded the last staples in and gathered tools to go,
> >The temperature had fallen, the wind and snow began to blow.
> >When he finally reached his pickup, he felt a heavy heart.
> > >From the sound of that ignition, he knew it wouldn’t start.
Copy this mess into WordPad (Found under the Start button, Program Files, Accessories) and press the Ctrl+H keys on your keyboard to bring up the Replace box.
In the Find What box, put > (found on the period key) and leave the Replace with box empty.
Then select Replace All.
All the “>>” marks will be gone! Hit Cancel to close the Replace box and continue editing the document.
~ Jim Christoffersen
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