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Depends on what word program you are using

Posted By: Carla on 2007-08-16
In Reply to: I feel dumb asking this question, but here goes - I space or two after the end of a sentence? nm - Shelley

If you are using microsoft word 2003 or even 2000, I believe, then you only put in 1 space as there is a built in space in word that already shows up and if you try to put in a second space it will go in one space when you go down to the next line. Hopes this helps.

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I know I opened another 2007 Word doc before and I remember seeing the converter load at that time but that was probably a year ago. Is there something that has changed that I'm not aware of?

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Like on 1 computer with word the document was 27000 character counts w/spaces

and the other computer (the one i type this account on says 13,000. How can there be such a difference with Word being the same? I am baffled.

Please post word questions on the Word board.
Please post word questions on the Word board.
Post word questions on Word board.