I've been taking out the spaces before and after the ellipses, a well as the ones between them. Maybe I've been confusing that with the em dash. I'd like an official answer as to what we should do, or if it doesn't matter. If it doesn't matter, and most of you prefer, like E, to read them with spaces before and after, then I'll do it that way. Does it make a difference or you're using Braille or listening? I was surprised to read someone's post that it doesn't matter whether or not we make lines longer. I've used various margins depending on the font size and the page length. I've usually beena ble to change the margins easily, using Microsoft Word, albeit it for the Mac, by going the Document in the Format file and changing the margin size. Of all the books I've validated over the years, I think there were only two that I wasn't able to change the margins that way for. In those two cases I think I copied them onto fresh Word documents and then wsa able to change the margins. If changing the margins doesn't carry over onto the book once it's in the collection, what happens to page lengths that didn't come out right? Cindy --- Estelnalissi <airadil@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Dear Kellie, > > This discussion on the ellipsis has been fun and > informative. I was writing > it wrong with no space before or after it. I'm very > glad to know how to > write it correctly as it's currently my favorite > punctuation mark. My > favorites in descending order are > > . > > - > > ! > > ? > > " > > . > > Oh, yes, and I love throwing in *, asterisk, when > ever I can though I have > no idea what it's for. I just love picturing text > sprinkled with stars. > > Here's an interesting thing about the ellipsis. If I > write three periods > followed by a space, jaws says dot dot dot. If I > press insert 4 and e until > I here, "ellipsis," and press enter, the computer > makes 3 dots but jaws > calls it, "ellipsis." > > I can't even imagine how I approached a computer > before learning about the > insert 4. I use it constantly! It always reminds me > of this list at its best > where help is given instead of criticism. > > Always with love, > > Lissi > > "Maybe I should write a book called one hundred and > one ways to use a frying > pan." > Sam Gamgee > in Tolkien fanfiction by Alatariel > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Kellie Hartmann" <hart0421@xxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2006 8:01 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Ellipses > > > > Yes for sure to the fourth period. I think when an > ellipsis appears > > between > > sentences there is a space on either side. I > thought there was no space > > before them when they're within a sentence, but > could definitely be wrong > > on > > that. I once asked an art director with a > perfectionism complex how they > > should be written, and even he thought it was too > insignificant to matter. > > But this is the asylum for deranged > perfectionists, where nothing is small > > enough not to matter. <big grin> > > Kellie > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the > subject line. To get a list > > of available commands, put the word 'help' by > itself in the subject line. > > > > > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list of available commands, put the > word 'help' by itself in the subject line. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.