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Old 07-09-2007, 06:02 PM   #1
Dr J
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How to create a 3 em dash

I understand how to auto format an em dash, but need to create a 3 em dash
(six hyphens as a solid line) which is required for formal bibliography
entires for more than one book by the same author. The 3 em dash is used in
place of the name after the first entry. How can I get Microsoft Office
Professional Edition, Word 2003 to produce a 3 em dash?
 
Old 07-09-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
Jay Freedman
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Re: How to create a 3 em dash

Type three em dashes together in a document by pressing Ctrl+Alt+NumPadMinus
(which is the default shortcut for an em dash). Conveniently, they'll appear
as a single line without having to fiddle with character spacing. Select the
three characters, go to Tools > AutoCorrect Options, and assign a name to
the combination, such as "3m". Click OK.

When you need a three-em dash, type the name followed by a space or
punctuation, and the replacement will happen automatically.

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Dr J wrote:
> I understand how to auto format an em dash, but need to create a 3 em
> dash (six hyphens as a solid line) which is required for formal
> bibliography entires for more than one book by the same author. The 3
> em dash is used in place of the name after the first entry. How can I
> get Microsoft Office Professional Edition, Word 2003 to produce a 3
> em dash?



 
 

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