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Old 10-20-2011, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by AxleIke View Post
Wow. I had no idea. I'm not sure I can get accustomed to that. Two spaces is ingrained into my hand movements on the key board.

But it sounds like we need not worry about changing as the computers will do it for us
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:32 PM
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Two spaces after a period comes from the typewriter days of fonts with no kerning. You guys must be OLD! ;-)

Computers use proportional fonts and automatically take care of the required/necessary space after a period. I have to hunt/remove the extra space in all my technical documentation.
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:42 PM
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Interesting...when I wrote a few technical books back in the 90's, I was told to use single spaces. Then just today designing a report for a client and they insisted on double spaces. I might have to send them that link.....but then I would have to go re-delete the spaces.
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Old 10-20-2011, 06:55 PM
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I have always used two spaces...
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Old 10-20-2011, 08:06 PM
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APA style calls for two spaces. Refereed journals disqualify you otherwise, even if you did prove your null hypothesis.
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Darnit...now I have to go yell my wife she was right. Thanks a lot!
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:04 AM
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Is this the same as checking the torque on a nut and bolt twice. I don't have to do that anymore.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Hulk View Post
It's always been a single space in printed materials such as books, newspapers, magazines and brochures. I learned the double space after a period in 7th grade, reinforced in high school. Then I unlearned it in college in journalism classes.
This. I hung out with j-majors in college, and have always used a single space after a period.

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Old 10-21-2011, 07:47 PM
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News to me too, and I write a lot. Huh. I'm also checking the forum correction here, with my default 2 spaces after periods.

And Schlegs I didn't think you proved anything, don't you fail to reject the null?
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