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    tally marks

    how do i insert tally marks

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    Re: tally marks

    <microsoft.com> wrote:
     

    For the single vertical bars, use the | character.

    For the group of five, you need to use the drawing toolbar. Make a
    text box and type four vertical bars into it -- I think it looks
    better if there's a space between each pair. Then use the line tool to
    draw the diagonal across them. For fine positioning, it helps to hold
    the Alt key while you drag.

    Hold the Shift key while you select the diagonal and the textbox. When
    they're both selected, right-click and select Grouping > Group to make
    the whole thing into one piece. Copy it and paste it as much as you
    want.

    I found I couldn't make one of these into an AutoText or AutoCorrect
    entry -- maybe I'm just missing the magic word. :-)


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    Regards,
    Jay Freedman
    Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://www.mvps.org/word
    Jay
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    Re: tally marks

    Hi

    Could you tell me what 'tally' marks are.

    I know the expression 'tally ho' but that doesn't help me

    Thanks

    Jay Freedman wrote: 


    Dave
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    Re: tally marks

    When you're keeping a running count of something (like how many times a
    speaker says "you know" <g>), the usual way is to count by fives. To do this
    you count the first four using uprights (| | | |); the fifth is a diagonal
    crossing the uprights, usually from upper left to lower right, like an N.

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    Suzanne S. Barnhill
    Microsoft MVP (Word)
    Words into Type
    Fairhope, Alabama USA
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