Re: Easiest Way of Proof Reading in Word

No, I'm talking about two spaces after a period.
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From: "G.W. Cox" <gwcox2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: Easiest Way of Proof Reading in Word


> Are you confusing double spacing, as in line spacing, with two spaces
> after a period at the end of a sentence?
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> From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 9:24 PM
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> Then why do some publishers still prefer the double spacing?  I'm sure
> that
> there are those who don't care but for those of us who learned typing in
> high school back in the day when windows were only used to look out of
> this
> formatting is second nature.  Judith
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> From: "Dale Leavens" <dleavens@xxxxxxx>
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> Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 11:09 PM
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> > Actually the graphic arts people now recommend against the double
> > space
> with proportional fonts. IT causes what are known as rivers of white
> which
> meander down a page. Double spacing following the period was helpful
> with
> fixed fonts as produced on a typewriter because the thinner letters left
> white space in patches which meant that the wider spaces of a double
> space
> were more easily recognized and the appearance was not so obvious with
> already more white space.
> >
> > So, with the advent of our more modern technology the need or desire
> > has
> changed. It was never the case for type face printing where the
> appearance
> was more easily adjusted by the type setter according to aesthetics.
> >
> >
> > Dale Leavens, Cochrane Ontario Canada
> > DLeavens@xxxxxxx
> > Come and meet Aurora, Nakita and Nanook at our polar bear habitat.
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> > From: "Francis Daniels" <fdaniels@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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> > Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2005 2:56 PM
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> >
> >
> > > The University of Perdue, online writing guide for business English,
> > > specifies double space after sentences.  It's what is taught in any
> business
> > > English class.  I'm teaching business English here and it's what we
> teach.
> > > Not that difficult to do and just becomes part of anything you
> > > write.
> > >
> > > Francis
> > >
> > >
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