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  •  thank you. I wasn't following either. But as a (3+ / 0-)

    person who made her living for a number of years and several jobs as a secretary, I beg to differ with the KosAuthority. If it was a temporary quirk, it was a long long temporary quirk since I learned to type when I was 16 and everyone was still putting in 2 spaces after a period when I was in my 40's.
    But I'm happy to change. I'm open to change. Change is good. I can accept change. I can welcome change. I can.... (no spaces after each of those, you will note).

    While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

    by Tamar on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 01:08:34 PM PST

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    •  Because (2+ / 0-)
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      you learned to type on a typewriter with a monospaced font.

      Double space after a period has been deprecated for 20 years now, since they invented word processors with proportional fonts.  

      •  mebbe so, mebbe so. I was trained in formal letter (1+ / 0-)
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        writing in school and this spacing was emphasized.
        But after my secretarial work I went to grad school and totally changed what I did, so I didn't keep up with formatting issues. Although there were very particular rules for formatting my dissertation -- about 15 years ago, and no one said to limit my spaces after a period to one. But then again, no one said I couldn't do that either.

        While Democrats work to get more people to vote, Republicans work to ensure those votes won't count.

        by Tamar on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 03:37:36 PM PST

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