Re: Two spaces after the period -- how do I make Word accept this as normal?

Subject: Re: Two spaces after the period -- how do I make Word accept this as normal?
From: Rebecca Merck <Rebecca -dot- Merck -at- ONESOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 1999 11:10:27 -0500

OKAY!!! Thanks everyone -- you can relax now. I've got Word back in my
evil clutches, and <maniacal laughter> it's DOING WHAT *I* SAY for a
change!

I've heard from both sides of the street on the "two spaces" issue.
Let's just say, although I've heard some assert that the "standard" has
already shifted to one space because of all of the changes in typography
between the typewriter and modern DTP, I'm hearing enough "yeah, me
too"s on the two-space front to know that the shift isn't as absolute as
those writing the "rules" -- didn't we talk about "rules" already this
morning? -- would have you believe. I continue to think that it
improves readability, and that no one is HARMED by having it except
those who really want to see the standard go to one space, who are (I
think) really just more indignant than anything else... :)

Thanks to all for the quick responses that helped me stop smashing my
head on my keyboard. Now I'll take a few minutes to pick the key-caps
out of my hair and get on with my day.

-Rebecca

-----Original Message-----
From: Staples, Lorrie [mailto:Lorrie -dot- Staples -at- NEXTEL -dot- COM]
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 11:02 AM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Re: Two spaces after the period -- how do I make Word accept
this as normal?


LOL, Rebecca & Michael!

I'm glad to see TW's do have senses of humor. So many times we take
things
so seriously on here and tear each other apart. Glad to see humor on
here
today!

Lorrie Staples
Technical Writer
Nextel Communications Inc.
Norcross, GA

Lorrie -dot- Staples -at- nextel -dot- com

From Rebecca Merck:

I noted that this was grounds for a strike in Michael's union, however I
grew up putting two spaces after the dad-blammed period, and I want to
keep doing it. (Great, there's a group forming at the loading dock now,
I bet!) But Word marks it as incorrect (or worse, AUTOCORRECTS IT!)
every time I do it. Ees makin' me CRAZY!

Does anybody know how to tell Word to mind its own business and leave my
stinkin' spaces alone?

-Rebecca


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