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Old 10-20-2011, 05:15 PM
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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.
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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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aslongasyoucanreaditandallthelettersarecorrectwhocaresweretheperiods,comas,andperiodsare.

i a two space person
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I have always used two spaces...
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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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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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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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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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