It is always good practice to revise and if necessary completely rewrite text in documents to ensure that they are accurate, concise, and the best they can be. Straightforward you might think and Aleksandr Orlov, TV superstar meerkat might say “What could possibles go wrong?” Quite a lot actually. But in the process of review there are some hidden traps an author can fall into.
If you change a proper noun such as a person’s name of place name this can be done using Word’s Find and Replace tool, but with care as there could be untold consequences, as a previous blog of mine illustrated. The same tool can be used when change variant spellings to one consistent spelling, such as focused / focussed.
This can be quite tricky – the larger the insert or deletion the trickier it can be. Suppose you wish to insert a new paragraph of text, say some four or five lines. These are some of the consequences:
When replacing text in a document try to ensure that the new text is of the same length as that being deleted. When inserting additional text or illustrations check for the above after-effects until a short page occurs within the same section or chapter, or even a subsequent one.