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06/10/2010

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Karen

I use color all the time! I color acronyms that I have gone through and checked. (I do a separate pass for this during a pre-edit.) If it's red, it's been properly defined. If it's blue, it doesn't need to be expanded (as for cell lines and genes).

This really helps me see if an author has mistakenly transposed some letters: I might read right past an EAFG that is really an EFAG, for example. If it's not in color, I know to check it.

Color is not marked as an edit if you do a Replace while in Word's Track Changes, which is super helpful.

Scotti Cohn

Brilliant! And I love colorful things (and shiny things).

Joyce F. Bathalter

A great idea! I find getting started is a bit time consuming. Researching the process to make some short cuts.

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