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Web v. Copy standards

Asked by DeezerQueue (2017points) March 16th, 2008

Will the two spaces following a period that have been used in copy (paper) standards be replaced by the web standard of one space?

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kevbo's avatar

It’s all one space now. Two spaces was for typewriting (on a typewriter).

Perchik's avatar

In fact, the newer versions of Microsoft Word automatically changes it to one space after a period.

DeezerQueue's avatar

I didn’t know that. My newest version of WordPerfect will still give me two spaces.

peggylou's avatar

Oh, I remember the days of my secretarial service! Two spaces was a MUST for competent typists! I still do that on my computer, but I never noticed if my computer changes it!

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