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How would you make sure that there is only one or two spaces between sentences in a MS Word 2010 document?
Click File > Options to display the Word Options window.
Then click Proofing on the left navigation bar to display the Proofing pane.
Click Settings to display the Grammar Settings dialog box:
Click the drop-down arrow of Spaces required between sentences field to display three available values:
1 — MS Word will display a squiggly line if there not a single space between the period of the last sentence and the first letter of the second one.
2 — MS Word will display a squiggly line if there not a double space between the period of the last sentence and the first letter of the second one.
don’t check — MS Word will not check the spacing between two sentences and will not display a squiggly line to indicate error.
Click OK to accept the value selected and close the dialog box.
TEST 1: Here is a document with 1-space setting. Ms Word gives an error message (the green squiggly line) when we leave TWO spaces between the sentences.
TEST 2: Here is a document with 2-space setting. Ms Word gives an error message (the green squiggly line) when we leave ONE space between the sentences.
TEST 3: Here is a document with Don’t Check setting. Ms Word does not give an error message (the green squiggly line) no matter how many spaces we leave between the sentences.