Re: The recurring space debate

Subject: Re: The recurring space debate
From: "Dana Worley (MVP/JB)" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 02 May 2011 09:53:37 -0600

Well, you guys sparked my interest enough to prompt me to drag out my January 1973 U.S. Government Printing Office Style Manual (it was old when I was using it back in the 80s).

From Section 2, Type Composition, Leading and Spacing 2.40, "To conform with trade practice, a single justification space (close spacing) will be used between sentences. This applies to all types of composition."

There you have it, right there in the government Bible ;-) .

Dana W.

On 12:59 PM, David Neeley wrote:

Gene mentioned "at one time" that DoD documents required double spacing after periods. I would be fascinated to see if that were still any sort of requirement.

Campbell Scientific, Inc.
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Microsoft Help MVP 2002-2011
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