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I've been doing it all wrong - there is only one space after a period

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Don’t forget that the rules have changed for a colon too ! I was taught two spaces after “:”.
They have? LOL. That I did not know (I knew the 2 spaces after a period, but still do it quite often, sometimes I go back and remove one (sometimes I don't).
 

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This may be one of the situations where I approve of 'Auto Correct'. Just TRY to put two spaces after a period, and it'll remove one of them.

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I'm going to say something bold!

Typing was the most useful class I took in high school.
 

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I'm going to say something bold!

Typing was the most useful class I took in high school.
I have to agree. When my kids were in grade school, their daycare was in the same building. I would find my 2nd grader in his classroom (his teacher was always there after hours) working on keyboarding. They had a competition in his classroom, how many units each had done. It so motivated him. Forever thankful my kids can type well (they run circles around me). When I hear rapid fire texts I know it's my oldest (and it's not voice to text).
 

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I'm sure it was on TUG in the last few years that I first learned about single space after a period. I think I pretty much just do a single now. Colon does still warrant a double space, however. I was shocked, shocked I tell you, to find out they had stopped teaching cursive. Learning cursive was a rite of passage and meant you were an "older" kid. Was at a wedding in the spring of 2018 and a school administrator cousin from Ohio told me they had gone back to teaching cursive in the last couple of years. I just don't understand not teaching it.
DW is highly specialized and skilled in educating kids with learning disabilities. Learning cursive is critical in the education program at her school.

 

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My Gosh. This is news to me!! I think the nuns will be rolling over in their graves. I've never even considered this heresy. I got a 100% on my senior typing exam in high school. Of course Tony DeBlasio was handing out extra paper when the 80 y/o teacher wasn't looking. :ROFLMAO:
I read the article and find myself thinking, "Is there anything sacred anymore?" Thanks, RX8. My world is shattered. :cry:
 

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This may be one of the situations where I approve of 'Auto Correct'. Just TRY to put two spaces after a period, and it'll remove one of them.

JIm
Weird but I just tried it with Word (Microsoft Office Professional 2016) and it doesn't change it if I enter 1, 2 or 3 spaces after a period. Putting two spaces on this forum is also not auto corrected.
 

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DW is highly specialized and skilled in educating kids with learning disabilities. Learning cursive is critical in the education program at her school.

correct....

 

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Weird but I just tried it with Word (Microsoft Office Professional 2016) and it doesn't change it if I enter 1, 2 or 3 spaces after a period. Putting two spaces on this forum is also not auto corrected.
Yeah, I am not aware of an autocorrect in MS Word that does this. I even tried to add it as an autocorrect on Word for Mac and I can't even add it to autocorrect.
 

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Weird but I just tried it with Word (Microsoft Office Professional 2016) and it doesn't change it if I enter 1, 2 or 3 spaces after a period. Putting two spaces on this forum is also not auto corrected.
Nope. Word is literal with regard to keyboard inputs. As it needs to be because some uses require literal input.

The exception is with Autocorrect, which can be controlled by the user. Using autocorrect, you can tell Word to automatically replace dot-space-space with dot-space, and it will do that automatically. If it does autocorrect something you don't want autocorrected, hit Ctrl-Z (or select Undo) immediately after the autocorrect occurs, and it will revert to what you typed.

I just tried it, and autocorrect won't accept dot-space-space as an autocorrect entry.
 
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Weird but I just tried it with Word (Microsoft Office Professional 2016) and it doesn't change it if I enter 1, 2 or 3 spaces after a period. Putting two spaces on this forum is also not auto corrected.
Well, darn. Another theory unproven in practice. :shrug:
 

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I just tried it, and autocorrect won't accept dot-space-space as an autocorrect entry.
Someone at Microsoft still likes two spaces after a period!
 
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