I looked that up some time ago when the subject was under discussion here, probably before your time. I found to my surprised that an en dash--which is, as you might figure, shorter than an em dash and hardly distinguishable form a hyphen, is supposed to be used for compound numbers, like twenty-one, and perhaps for dates, like 1-21-25--but that I don't remember. With my newfound knowledge and my obsessional desire for accuracy, I began using it, but I finally stopped. Making it was more cumbersome than making an em dash, which I could do by hitting shift+alt and then hyphen, or setting it so two hyphens automatically became an em dash, and I figured no one would know the difference anyway. I'd never known it before and I was an English teacher and a copy editor and a proofreader, in my past, among other things. smile Cindy -- Cindy Ray <cindyray@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > What's the difference between M- and N-, and how do > you get the symbol after you read the table. I lost > the list that we got. > > Cindy Lou Ray. Each day is a new adventure. > __________________________________________________ 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.