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Replace Random Chinese Words (Not Characters) with Blank Spaces in MS Word

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    Replace Random Chinese Words (Not Characters) with Blank Spaces in MS Word

    Hello,

    I wrote a macro that successfully chooses ten random characters from my document, not including punctuation marks, deletes them, and replaces them with blank spaces-- to make a fill-in-the-blank worksheet. I don't have the code with me now as I'm not at my home pc.

    What I'd like to make it do is to choose ten random WORDS not characters and replace them with blanks. I don't know if I would have to install a Word Chinese language pack for this? Is Chinese MS Word able to detect full words or only characters?

    Another similar starting question would be if I had a document full of English words but all running together, no spaces in between, similar to the way Chinese documents are, then would there be a way to detect the words and make splits between them so that you have the spaces necessary to make a macro to delete a random ten words and replace them with blanks?

    Or is MS Word simply not smart enough to detect words if there are no spaces between them? And if that's the case, any ideas on how to make a macro, which when turned on, would allow me to create spaces between words with only one click of the cursor at the desired location so as to save time wasted on click+spacebar?

    Thank you for all ideas!
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    Re: Replace Random Chinese Words (Not Characters) with Blank Spaces in MS Word

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    Re: Replace Random Chinese Words (Not Characters) with Blank Spaces in MS Word

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    Re: Replace Random Chinese Words (Not Characters) with Blank Spaces in MS Word

    Ok, didn't know where that was. Have reposted.

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    Re: Replace Random Chinese Words (Not Characters) with Blank Spaces in MS Word

    mlexcelhelpforum

    There was no need to repost. This thread has been moved to the correct forum. I will now delete your duplicate post.

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    Re: Replace Random Chinese Words (Not Characters) with Blank Spaces in MS Word

    Oh, thanks! Would you mind giving me the new direct link? Can't seem to find it.

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    Oh! It's already there, sorry. I was eagerly awaiting responses.

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    Re: Replace Random Chinese Words (Not Characters) with Blank Spaces in MS Word

    MS Word cannot detect individual words when the strings have no spaces. If you know what your word is, MS Word can find substrings within the larger string that match your word, but whether that would be a proper word identification in context is another matter entirely.
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    Re: Replace Random Chinese Words (Not Characters) with Blank Spaces in MS Word

    Hi! Well I figured out a way to get spaces between the Chinese words by pasting from an online translator. So now the question is: How would I rewrite this macro to work for words (delimited by spaces) instead of just characters?

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    ---------- Post added at 03:15 AM ---------- Previous post was at 03:13 AM ----------

    P.S. Some of those Else if texts, such as "" are really jarbled. My original code only excepts all basic punctuation symbols, but posted here it ends up looking weird like that.

    ---------- Post added at 03:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 03:15 AM ----------

    Well, I just switched "Characters" to "Words" and now it works .

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    Re: Replace Random Chinese Words (Not Characters) with Blank Spaces in MS Word

    If I understand your code correctly, it could be made more efficient and reduced to:
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    For words, simply change "Characters" to "Words".

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