Options.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceSymbols Property (Word)

True if two consecutive hyphens (--) are replaced with an en dash (-) or an em dash (—) as you type. Read/write Boolean .If the hyphens are typed with leading and trailing spaces, Word replaces the hyphens with an en dash; if there are no trailing spaces, the hyphens are replaced with an em dash.


expression. AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceSymbols

expression A variable that represents an 'Options' collection.


This example turns on the replacement of hyphens with symbols as you type.

Options.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceSymbols = True

This example returns the status of the Symbol characters (--) with symbols (—) option on the AutoFormat As You Type tab in the AutoCorrect dialog box (Tools menu).

Dim blnAutoFormat as Boolean 
blnAutoFormat = Options.AutoFormatAsYouTypeReplaceSymbols

See also

Options Object