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How do I add two spaces after puncuation? [closed]

asked 2014-02-06 22:30:16 +0100

murphy965 gravatar image

I have been taught to use two spaces after the period in high school. I do not like the auto formate of one space. I have read about reasons for single space. I enjoy the spacing of the typewriter.

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
close date 2016-02-19 07:08:11.727492


On the other hand, you might want to read this answer, and the Q&A it belongs to on punctuation after full-stops. Word processors are not typewriters!

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2014-02-06 23:45:28 +0100 )edit

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answered 2014-02-06 22:46:46 +0100

murphy965 gravatar image

To be able to add as many spaces after the punctation uncheck Ignore double spaces, under option, on the AutoCorrect Options Pane.

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The convention was only ever after full-stops ("periods") in any case, not after commas, etc.

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2014-02-06 23:46:20 +0100 )edit

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