2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 31, 2013 4:08 AM by Willi Adelberger Branched from an earlier discussion.

    Find/Change one space to two.

    maxjwintersjr

      I want to change space between sentences from 1 spce to two.  How?  Important

        • 1. Re: Find/Change one space to two.
          Peter Spier Most Valuable Participant (Moderator)

          I've branched this to a new thread of it's own.

           

          Be prepared for an onslught of people telling you that this is bad style, though. We usually go the other way and remove double spaces after punctuation.

           

          That said, this is not a simple as you might think since there are may things that can end a sentence, and some of them might occur in the middle of a sentence as well. ID thinks the period ends a sentence, for example, and you might be tempted to search for a period followed by a space and then a capital letter, but that could also include names that use a middle initial, and it would leave out sentences that end in a question mark or a quotation mark.

           

          What's the reasoning for wanting to do this?

          • 2. Re: Find/Change one space to two.
            Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

            Please, don't! Microtypography does not allow it!

             

            Even if it is bad typography you could extend space between an dot and the next character by using a GREP-characterstyle. This would also be useable for abrevation where a smaller space between the dot and the next character is correct (at least if I typeset German texts: u.s.w.; z.B. e.g. and others)