Options.AutoFormatReplaceSymbols Property (Word)

True if two consecutive hyphens (--) are replaced by an en dash (-) or an em dash (—) when Word formats a document or range automatically. Read/write Boolean .

Syntax

expression. AutoFormatReplaceSymbols

expression A variable that represents an 'Options' object.

Example

This example turns on the replacement of hyphens with symbols, and then it formats the current selection automatically.

Options.AutoFormatReplaceSymbols = True 
Selection.Range.AutoFormat

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

Dim blnAutoFormat as Boolean 
 
blnAutoFormat = Options.AutoFormatReplaceSymbols

See also

Options Object