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That's just incorrect hyphenation, imo. Sure, fine, it's behaving as a compound adjective; but I've committed to non-breaking space separators for unit::unit of measure pairs, and I'm never going back.See if word flags that combo...?David[DCA:d.a.d.]
-------- Original message --------From: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com> Date: 5/1/19 16:12 (GMT-05:00) To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Subject: Hyphenation? My employer has recently been switching us all over to Win 10 andOffice 365. I am struggling to find all of the same efficiencies I hadwit Win 2010, but that isn't why I am writing today.What I have noticed in Word 365 is that it flags a grammar erroranywhere a hyphen might be inserted, e.g., it wants to make "Fill a 1L beaker with xyz" into "Fill a 1-L beaker with xyz". I am a littleconcerned that this would confuse people working in a laboratoryenvironment, where my docs are used for mixing up various compounds,as they have not seen this before in our Procedures, as far as I cantell.While not incorrect, I view such hyphens as optional, based onpersonal preference. There are certainly times when hyphens makesense, since they can clarify meaning. Reference:https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation/hyphenWhat do you folks think?Thanks,Bob^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Visit TechWhirl for the latest on content technology, content strategy and content development | https://techwhirl.com^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as david -at- davidartman -dot- com -dot- To unsubscribe send a blank email totechwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- comSend administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visithttp://www.techwhirl.com/email-discussion-groups/ for more resources and info.Looking for articles on Technical Communications?Â Head over to our online magazine at http://techwhirl.comLooking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions?Â Search our public email archives @ http://techwr-l.com/archives
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