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 number pad.>>

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)

em-dash: From: Lucero, Peggy A. NMIMC Contractor

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