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Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Ellipsis Keystroke

I mentioned the ellipsis keystroke in my previous post. It is a shortcut key that saves us the hassle of manually typing out those trio of periods with their two nonbreaking spaces in between. However, you do need to remember to add in the regular spaces before and after it, as the keystroke itself doesn't come that way.

There are two ways to do an ellipsis keystroke: the long way and the shorter way.

For the long way: Within Microsoft Word, go to Insert, Symbols, More Symbols, Special Characters, then choose Ellipsis. Hit Enter.

For the shorter way: hit [Ctrl + Alt + (the period key), all held down together].

Add those separator spaces before and aft, and you're done.

See my previous blog post to read my argument for using the keystroke while still following the intention of the 16CMS 13.48 rule without the added bother.

Have a good one, all!

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