Chapter 2. Automatic Text, Tabs, Special Characters, and Graphics

With so many words in the world, it’s no wonder that our documents consist of numerous combinations of unique strings of sentences. Combine that text with graphics and formatting elements, such as tabs and bullets, and you’re looking at a typical document.

Documents often contain considerable amounts of repetitive text: a few strings that are used over and over in the same manner. This is also true of tabs, special characters, and graphics. You’ve undoubtedly composed a bulleted list in a document by hand. You know that, for each item in the list, you must type a bullet (or maybe ...

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