Hi Lori, I always put a space after the third dot, if the elipsis appears in the middle of a sentence, but not if there is a period or quotation mark after it. Just me. Mayrie _____ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lori Castner Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 10:12 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Ellipses I know this topic has come up many times, but I'm confused again. In the latest issue of the Volunteer Manual it states not to place a space before the first dot and to remove all spaces between the three dots, but it does not state what to do after the third dot if the ellipsis occurs in the middle of a sentence as it often does. Ellipses are frequently used in mid-sentence in dialog, and I want to be sure to handle them correctly. Thanks. Lori C.