[bksvol-discuss] Re: Optional hyphens

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Oct 2009 13:17:58 -0700 (PDT)

Thanks, Mayrie. I was going to ask what an optional hyphen was. I didn't know.
I always just delete those as I read along.  Sometimes they are actually 
necessary hyphens and should remain. They just happen to come at the end of a 
line.
Cindy

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--- On Sat, 10/17/09, Mayrie ReNae <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Mayrie ReNae <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Optional hyphens
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Saturday, October 17, 2009, 9:32 AM
> 
> 
>  
>  
> 
> 
>  
> 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.
>  
> Mayrie
>  
>  
> 
> 
> 
> 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?
>  
> Thanks,
> Bob
>  
>  
> “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, 
>   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 
>   all.
>   
> -- 
> Jamie in Michigan
> Currently Reading: Lethal Legacy by Linda 
>   Fairstein
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>  
> 


      
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