I think it would look a bit strange if you were to put a space after the ellipsis but not before it. So if you're not going to put a space in front, you shouldn't put one after it either. Evan ----- Original Message ----- From: Lori Castner To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:12 PM 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.