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One space or two after full stop?

Lymm

Member
Many moons ago when learnt to type we were taught to leave two spaces after a full stop. Times have changed. When typing in excel should I be putting only one space after my full stops?
 

bobhc

Excel Ninja
Good day Lymm


Not sure as to why you would use two spaces but the convention here has always been one space, just enough to separate the sentences to make it easier on the eye and to highlight the structure of the paragraph.
 

Hui

Excel Ninja
Staff member
Lymm


You are correct.


Typographically, Word automatically increases the space width of spaces following a full stop.

I don't believe that is the case in Excel


Why not try both on two lines in Excel

Print them out and see what you get?


Then report back here,so we will all know
 

Lymm

Member
OK, thanks. I will try switching to one and see how they go. Have a few sheets with text to deal with this week. Will have to retrain the fingers :)
 
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