[bksvol-discuss] Re: Optional hyphens

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 09:32:01 -0700

Hi Bob,
    ^+ is the symbol for an em dash.  That is a long dash.
A ^- is an optional hyphen, the hyphen inserted by printers when a word
won't fit entirely on a line and needs to be continued on the next.
They both work, but for different things, because they are different things.


From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2009 9:02 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Optional hyphens

Does anyone know the difference between ^+ and ^- ? and, does anyone why one
works in some circumstances and the other in other circumstances?
"We know the future will outlast all of us, but I believe that all of us
will live on in the future we make,"
Senator Edward M. Kennedy 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jamie Yates,  <mailto:mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx> CPhT 
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2009 10:37 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Optional hyphens

Optional hyphens in word can be eliminated by replacing ^- with nothing at
all. I hit delete in the second box and then press Alt A to replace them

Jamie in Michigan
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