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Subject:em-dash? From:Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com, "Lucero, Peggy A. NMIMC Contractor" <palucero -at- US -dot- MED -dot- NAVY -dot- MIL> Date:Fri, 13 Feb 2004 11:55:27 -0500
Peggy Lucero wondered: <<How do I create [an em dash] in WORD 2002 on a
laptop. The only way I've done this is with a keyboard that has the
Your laptop probably has an embedded keypad that can be activated by
pressing an Fn key or something similar, though whether that will
actually let you key in the alt-0150 code is another matter. The
easiest way to insert any symbol in Word is to open the Insert menu and
select Symbol. Then simply choose the desired symbol from the list of
displayed characters in a given font; not sure what Word 2002 calls
this, but it's probably something like "normal characters" or "any
font". (You can also choose the actual font you're using.)
If you've got the "Autocorrect while you type" feature [sic] enabled,
typing two hyphens (--) will also automatically generate an em dash.
And if you don't like Word's "insert character" feature, you can always
use the Character Map utility buried somewhere deep in your Start menu
(often under "System tools" or "Accessories").
--Geoff Hart ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca
(try geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com if you don't get a reply)
References: em-dash: From: Lucero, Peggy A. NMIMC Contractor