October 30, 2020

How to tell Microsoft Word how many spaces to use after a sentence

Microsoft Word will reportedly flag two spaces after the period as a default grammatical error, in changes that are supposedly rolling out now. But what if you want two spaces after a period? Here's how to tell Microsoft Word to let you make your o...

Microsoft Word will reportedly flag two spaces after the period as a default grammatical error, in changes that are supposedly rolling out now. But what if you want two spaces after a period? Here’s how to tell Microsoft Word to let you make your own decisions about spacing.

First off, to be clear: At press time, I didn’t see Microsoft Word flag the spacing between sentences at all, either in the version of Word downloaded onto my PC, nor in the online version of Word. Will it do so in the future? Who knows. Nevertheless, Microsoft’s currently rolling out Editor for Microsoft Word, a new assistant to help you improve your writing and grammar. It’s inside Editor where you can tell Word how many spaces should go after a period.

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