How do you automatically double space after a period in Word?

How do you automatically double space after a period in Word?

An Automatic Two Spaces after a Period

  1. Display the Word Options dialog box.
  2. Click the Proofing option at the left side of the dialog box.
  3. Click the Settings button.
  4. Scroll through the options until you find the Spaces Required Between Sentences drop-down list or the Space Between Sentences drop-down list.

Is there a space after an exclamation mark?

An exclamation mark is most often used to show shock, surprise, horror or pleasure. As with full stops you do not put a space before an exclamation mark, but you do need at least one space after one (two spaces for purists).

What are the two dots called above a letter?


How many times do you space after a colon?

A. One space after a colon. There is a traditional American typing practice, favored by some, of leaving two spaces after colons and periods. This practice is discouraged by the University of Chicago Press, especially for formally published works and the manuscripts from which they are published.

Do you put two spaces after a period in MLA format?

Leave one space after a period or other concluding punctuation mark, unless your instructor prefers two spaces. Whichever spacing you choose, be sure to use it consistently throughout your paper.

What does it mean when you put spaces between letters?


Is it proper to put 2 spaces after a period?

Unless you are typing on an actual typewriter, you no longer have to put two spaces after a period. Or a question mark. Or an exclamation point. The rule applies to all end punctuation.

Can an ellipsis have 2 dots?

Ellipsis points are always used three at a time in text (…) to show where words have been omitted. The only place I’ve seen two-dot ellipses in published writing is the Oxford English Dictionary, where two dots are used instead of three to show that words have been omitted in quotations.

What does two dots at the end of a sentence mean?