Hi Shelley, An ellipses is to be represented as three periods without spaces between, but surrounded by spaces unless the next, or previous character is a punctuation mark. However, if there are four periods, the first period should immediately follow the word before the periods, followed by a space, and then the ellipses. Hope that helps. Mayrie _____ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Shelley L. Rhodes Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011 7:21 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Elipsis Hi you all, can you quickly refresh my memory, are elipsis supposed to be the three preiods with no spaces between them in files or left as a . space . space . A book I am preproofing before I submit uses a lot of them, and I mean a lot of ... to represent a ... of things. Thanks, naturally I didn't pay attention to the discussion regarding this topic before, sigh. thanks. If I need to put the periods together, is there a quick Find and replace I could do to get the job done well and quick. Thanks. Shelley L. Rhodes, M.A. CVRT and Ludden black Labrador Guide Dog. Diamonds may be a woman's best friend, but a dog is mine.