I want to replace all double spaces (
) in one of my Word document to single space (
). To my extreme suprise, my copy of Microsoft Word 2013 Home is able to find double spaces, but isn't able to replace them, because it claims, that nothing was found in my document.
If I hit Ctrl + F, then left pane appears and when I enter
to it, I can see, that I have over 350 occurences of double space in my particular document. When, on contrary, I press Ctrl + H and "Search and Replace" window appera, then when I enter
to it and then click of
Find Next, a message appears to inform me, that nothing was found in my document.
To make things even more twixed, if I stay in "Search and Replace" dialog, but switch from
Find tab, enter double space there and click
Find Next there, then -- again -- Word is automagically able to find all the 350+ occurrences of double space in my document.
What am I missing? How can Word be able to just find something, but isn't being able to find and replace the same thing with another thing? Is this some kind of weird book in Word or something really strange and weird about formatting of my (quite complex and large) document?
I have tried to restart Word and my computer. I have tried to safe this particular document into brand new file and open it back from that new file. And -- of course -- I have double checked, that no strange / non-standard options are checked
Search options field (after clicking
More), that nothing strange is selected in
Format or no
Special is used. This is just a base, unmodified search or replace process, that works like a charm for searching and fails completely on replacing.