Saturday, April 20, 2013

1 space or 2 spaces after a period?


Using 1 space between sentences [after full stops such as periods] is the generally accepted usage now, though a few publishers still want 2. To change from 2 to 1:

-click Replace [upper right on my screen]

-where it says Find What, type a period followed by 2 spaces

-where it says Replace With, type a period followed by 1 space

-click Replace All

Use the same procedure for other full stops in your document, e.g. question marks and exclamation marks. If you ever want to change back from 1 space to 2, use the same procedure, only the other way around.


Elma Schemenauer, author of 75 books published in Canada and the USA, editor of many more,,,


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