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My employer has recently been switching us all over to Win 10 and
Office 365. I am struggling to find all of the same efficiencies I had
wit Win 2010, but that isn't why I am writing today.
What I have noticed in Word 365 is that it flags a grammar error
anywhere a hyphen might be inserted, e.g., it wants to make "Fill a 1
L beaker with xyz" into "Fill a 1-L beaker with xyz". I am a little
concerned that this would confuse people working in a laboratory
environment, where my docs are used for mixing up various compounds,
as they have not seen this before in our Procedures, as far as I can