Is the documentation produced by the company mainly in print or online? Extra spaces are automatically removed from web pages (unless you force it with a non-breaking space) which is great for this type of situation. The double spacers can keep doing it and the single spacers are happy. I must confess I am a double spacer, although trying very hard not to be. It drives my boss nuts, but it is just how I learned to type. I have just gone back through this email and removed all the double spaces and have also set Word to do it for me. I still prefer the look of a double space but figure there isn't any point as most of my output is online. It is a very hard habit to break. I've been trying for 6 months now! Deborah _____ From: austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:austechwriter-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of O'Connor, Deirdre [Beacon Technology] Sent: Friday, 18 January 2008 4:01 PM To: austechwriter@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: atw: Extra spacing after full stop Can anyone provide a yes/no answer to the question of whether extra spacing between sentences should/shouldn't be used in Manual/Guideline/Standard type documentation? I find many professionals use two spaces after each full stop and as a Technical Writer this bothers me. After researching it (Chicago Manual of Style and various Google pages) I have found that it is not correct practice. Chicago Manual of Style: "2.12 Line spacing and word spacing For the hard copy, the entire text and, if possible, all extracts, notes, bibliography, index, and other material should be vertically double-spaced. A single character space, not two spaces, should be left after periods at the ends of sentences (both in manuscript and in final, published form) and after colons." I am writing up a Formatting Guide for my company and I would like to state that extra spacing should not be used as common practice but I would just like any other opinions/facts on this please. Thanks.