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Unread 29-02-2008, 04:21 PM   #1
Lauren Nicole
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spacing between sentences

In MS Word 2003, how do I change the default of one space between sentences
to 2 spaces between sentences?
 
Unread 29-02-2008, 05:27 PM   #2
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: spacing between sentences

By pressing the spacebar twice. I won't get into the argument about whether
or not this is required (though I maintain that it is not if you are using
proportional fonts), but there is no way to automate this in Word. You can
get the grammar checker to highlight "incorrect" spacing however: Tools |
Options | Spelling & Grammar: Grammar: Settings: "Spaces required between
sentences."

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Lauren Nicole" <LaurenNicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:875542BF-07EB-47F4-AF91-1945E93BBFB9@microsoft.com...
> In MS Word 2003, how do I change the default of one space between
> sentences
> to 2 spaces between sentences?



 
Unread 29-02-2008, 05:28 PM   #3
Lauren Nicole
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Re: spacing between sentences

Thanks for the sense of humor. I don't like two spaces, either, but when it
is a requirement for a paper, you do what you gotta do.

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

> By pressing the spacebar twice. I won't get into the argument about whether
> or not this is required (though I maintain that it is not if you are using
> proportional fonts), but there is no way to automate this in Word. You can
> get the grammar checker to highlight "incorrect" spacing however: Tools |
> Options | Spelling & Grammar: Grammar: Settings: "Spaces required between
> sentences."
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "Lauren Nicole" <LaurenNicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:875542BF-07EB-47F4-AF91-1945E93BBFB9@microsoft.com...
> > In MS Word 2003, how do I change the default of one space between
> > sentences
> > to 2 spaces between sentences?

>
>
>

 
Unread 29-02-2008, 05:28 PM   #4
Peter A
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Re: spacing between sentences

In article <875542BF-07EB-47F4-AF91-1945E93BBFB9@microsoft.com>,
LaurenNicole@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> In MS Word 2003, how do I change the default of one space between sentences
> to 2 spaces between sentences?
>


This is not a Word setting. This is what you type in.

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Peter Aitken
Author, MS Word for Medical and Technical Writers
www.tech-word.com
 
Unread 29-02-2008, 06:26 PM   #5
Tony Jollans
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Re: spacing between sentences

The easiest thing to do is, when you've finished other work on the document,
do a Find and Replace to add in the extra spaces.

Alternatively you could set up an AutoCorrect. If you 'correct' "." (dot) to
". " (dot space) then typing dot space will give you dot space space. It
will however mess up any other uses of dots (in numbers for example).

The choice is yours - I would go for the F&R at the end but you do have to
remember to do it!

--
Enjoy,
Tony

"Lauren Nicole" <LaurenNicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9E558613-8F1A-4E89-B185-AEA37396CFFC@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for the sense of humor. I don't like two spaces, either, but when
> it
> is a requirement for a paper, you do what you gotta do.
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
>> By pressing the spacebar twice. I won't get into the argument about
>> whether
>> or not this is required (though I maintain that it is not if you are
>> using
>> proportional fonts), but there is no way to automate this in Word. You
>> can
>> get the grammar checker to highlight "incorrect" spacing however: Tools |
>> Options | Spelling & Grammar: Grammar: Settings: "Spaces required between
>> sentences."
>>
>> --
>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>> Words into Type
>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>>
>> "Lauren Nicole" <LaurenNicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:875542BF-07EB-47F4-AF91-1945E93BBFB9@microsoft.com...
>> > In MS Word 2003, how do I change the default of one space between
>> > sentences
>> > to 2 spaces between sentences?

>>
>>
>>


 
Unread 29-02-2008, 06:26 PM   #6
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Re: spacing between sentences

Keeping in mind, however, that (a) Word can't distinguish a period after an
abbreviation from a period at the end of a sentence, and (b) some sentences
end in other punctuation (question mark, exclamation point).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

"Tony Jollans" <My forename at my surname dot com> wrote in message
news:Ole50kveIHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> The easiest thing to do is, when you've finished other work on the
> document, do a Find and Replace to add in the extra spaces.
>
> Alternatively you could set up an AutoCorrect. If you 'correct' "." (dot)
> to ". " (dot space) then typing dot space will give you dot space space.
> It will however mess up any other uses of dots (in numbers for example).
>
> The choice is yours - I would go for the F&R at the end but you do have to
> remember to do it!
>
> --
> Enjoy,
> Tony
>
> "Lauren Nicole" <LaurenNicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9E558613-8F1A-4E89-B185-AEA37396CFFC@microsoft.com...
>> Thanks for the sense of humor. I don't like two spaces, either, but when
>> it
>> is a requirement for a paper, you do what you gotta do.
>>
>> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>>
>>> By pressing the spacebar twice. I won't get into the argument about
>>> whether
>>> or not this is required (though I maintain that it is not if you are
>>> using
>>> proportional fonts), but there is no way to automate this in Word. You
>>> can
>>> get the grammar checker to highlight "incorrect" spacing however: Tools
>>> |
>>> Options | Spelling & Grammar: Grammar: Settings: "Spaces required
>>> between
>>> sentences."
>>>
>>> --
>>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>>> Words into Type
>>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>>>
>>> "Lauren Nicole" <LaurenNicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>>> message
>>> news:875542BF-07EB-47F4-AF91-1945E93BBFB9@microsoft.com...
>>> > In MS Word 2003, how do I change the default of one space between
>>> > sentences
>>> > to 2 spaces between sentences?
>>>
>>>
>>>

>
>



 
Unread 29-02-2008, 06:27 PM   #7
Tony Jollans
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Re: spacing between sentences

Very true.

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Enjoy,
Tony

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" <sbarnhill@mvps.org> wrote in message
news:%23WhIF2veIHA.5280@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> Keeping in mind, however, that (a) Word can't distinguish a period after
> an abbreviation from a period at the end of a sentence, and (b) some
> sentences end in other punctuation (question mark, exclamation point).
>
> --
> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> Words into Type
> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>
> "Tony Jollans" <My forename at my surname dot com> wrote in message
> news:Ole50kveIHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> The easiest thing to do is, when you've finished other work on the
>> document, do a Find and Replace to add in the extra spaces.
>>
>> Alternatively you could set up an AutoCorrect. If you 'correct' "." (dot)
>> to ". " (dot space) then typing dot space will give you dot space space.
>> It will however mess up any other uses of dots (in numbers for example).
>>
>> The choice is yours - I would go for the F&R at the end but you do have
>> to remember to do it!
>>
>> --
>> Enjoy,
>> Tony
>>
>> "Lauren Nicole" <LaurenNicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:9E558613-8F1A-4E89-B185-AEA37396CFFC@microsoft.com...
>>> Thanks for the sense of humor. I don't like two spaces, either, but when
>>> it
>>> is a requirement for a paper, you do what you gotta do.
>>>
>>> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>>>
>>>> By pressing the spacebar twice. I won't get into the argument about
>>>> whether
>>>> or not this is required (though I maintain that it is not if you are
>>>> using
>>>> proportional fonts), but there is no way to automate this in Word. You
>>>> can
>>>> get the grammar checker to highlight "incorrect" spacing however: Tools
>>>> |
>>>> Options | Spelling & Grammar: Grammar: Settings: "Spaces required
>>>> between
>>>> sentences."
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Suzanne S. Barnhill
>>>> Microsoft MVP (Word)
>>>> Words into Type
>>>> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>>>>
>>>> "Lauren Nicole" <LaurenNicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
>>>> message
>>>> news:875542BF-07EB-47F4-AF91-1945E93BBFB9@microsoft.com...
>>>> > In MS Word 2003, how do I change the default of one space between
>>>> > sentences
>>>> > to 2 spaces between sentences?
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>

>>
>>

>
>


 
Unread 29-02-2008, 08:23 PM   #8
Peter A
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Re: spacing between sentences

In article <Ole50kveIHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>, "Tony Jollans" <My
forename at my surname dot com> says...
> Subject: Re: spacing between sentences
> From: <"Tony Jollans" <My forename at my surname dot com>>
> Newsgroups: microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
>
> The easiest thing to do is, when you've finished other work on the document,
> do a Find and Replace to add in the extra spaces.
>


Not a good idea. If you already have some periods followed by 2 spaces
they will be changed to a period followed by three spaces.


--
Peter Aitken
Author, MS Word for Medical and Technical Writers
www.tech-word.com
 
Unread 29-02-2008, 09:18 PM   #9
Tony Jollans
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Re: spacing between sentences

It's easy to change (end-of-sentence-character) (space) (not space) to (same
end-of-sentence-character) (space) (space) (same not space) and leave other
combinations alone.

--
Enjoy,
Tony

"Peter A" <paitken@CRAP.nc.rr.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.22322fb4cdbb11d49896cb@msnews.microsoft.c om...
> In article <Ole50kveIHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>, "Tony Jollans" <My
> forename at my surname dot com> says...
>> Subject: Re: spacing between sentences
>> From: <"Tony Jollans" <My forename at my surname dot com>>
>> Newsgroups: microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
>>
>> The easiest thing to do is, when you've finished other work on the
>> document,
>> do a Find and Replace to add in the extra spaces.
>>

>
> Not a good idea. If you already have some periods followed by 2 spaces
> they will be changed to a period followed by three spaces.
>
>
> --
> Peter Aitken
> Author, MS Word for Medical and Technical Writers
> www.tech-word.com


 
Unread 29-02-2008, 10:23 PM   #10
Summer
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Re: spacing between sentences

1. Type with two spaces (I do both single and double).
2. Use a macro (I do this always)
3 Without using a macro change settings for Normal.dot

Tools
Options
Spelling & Grammar (see attached)

Then when you run spell check it will change all according to rule.

Summer
www.docsliveonline.com


"Lauren Nicole" <LaurenNicole@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:875542BF-07EB-47F4-AF91-1945E93BBFB9@microsoft.com...
> In MS Word 2003, how do I change the default of one space between
> sentences
> to 2 spaces between sentences?





 
 

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