Re: Advice on starting out; dealing with employers

Subject: Re: Advice on starting out; dealing with employers
From: Ned Bedinger <doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2011 22:15:07 -0700

On 04/29/2011 08:17 PM, Gene Kim-Eng wrote:
> If you're writing for a use where double-spacing may still be required
> (it used to be expected in legal and DoD content, but I haven't done any
> work in either environment for nearly 20 years so I don't know about
> now), it's better to compose with it. It's easy enough to use search
> and replace or style sheets to replace period-space-space with
> period-space, but doing it the other way around raises the potential for
> period-space-space-space anywhere someone has already typed the second
> space in.

Another practical way to automate the task, if you program, is to search
for <period><space> and if found, conditionally check the character code
of the character immediately after it. An ANSI or ASCII <space> is
character code 32--if you find it but don't want it, delete. If you want
it but don't find it there, insert it. This is a nice macro to have in
the toolkit, especially as a polisher when your draft is going out for
review.


Ned Bedinger
doc -at- edwordsmith -dot- com


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References:
Advice on starting out; dealing with employers: From: Joan Wamiti
Re: Advice on starting out; dealing with employers: From: Chris Morton
Re: Advice on starting out; dealing with employers: From: Carter Campbell
RE: Advice on starting out; dealing with employers: From: Jimmy Breck-McKye
Re: Advice on starting out; dealing with employers: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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