RE: spacing after a period

Subject: RE: spacing after a period
From: "Downing, David" <DavidDowning -at- Users -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 10:29:44 -0500

I thought the title of that book was A *MAC* IS NOT A TYPEWRITER. I too
was raised on the "two spaces after a period" rule, and in fact, that's
how we did things around here until relatively recently. I'm having
trouble getting used to the one-space rule.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Malin [mailto:jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, November 17, 2005 1:40 PM
To: Tara Charter; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: spacing after a period


You need to give them Robin Williams' book "A PC is not a Typewriter!"

In all fairness to them, I entered the tech writing world with the "two
spaces" mentality. After all, the last time I had taken a writing course
was in the mid-1970s. To *me* that's still recent history.

Joe Malin
Technical Writer
jmalin -at- tuvox -dot- com
The views expressed in this document are those of the sender, and do not
necessarily reflect those of TuVox, Inc.

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Subject: spacing after a period

I'm the lone tech writer in an old school world. After working here for
eight months, my use of "one space after a period" is now under scrutiny
but none other than those in charge of documentation. I can't wait to
see what's next. Like, why did I not use the carbon paper in the copier?

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