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Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetSoftware · 1 decade ago

Microsoft Word: how do I type m-dashes as opposed to hyphens?

There is a way of turning hyphens (n-dashes) into long hyphens (m-dashes) but I can't work out how!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Actually, the hyphen you are typing is just that, a hyphen (or a minus).

    - = hyphen

    – = en dash (ALT+0150) use the numberpad

    — = em dash (ALT+0151) use the numberpad

    The auto-replace functionality in Word is nice, but I like typing the character I want when I want it—I've learned lots of keyboard shortcuts.

    If you have an existing document that needs them converted, just use Find and Replace. Type the hyphen in the "Find What" field and the search character for the em dash or en dash in the "Replace With" field. Use ^+ for em and ^= for en.

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  • 1 decade ago

    when you type, make a space before the hyphen, press the hyphen, then press space. i use m-hyphens all the time!

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  • 1 decade ago

    In Word-- Insert/Autotext/Auto Format as you Type/, then check the box, ' Replace-symbol characters with symbols'

    Source(s): My wife!! Good with Word..........
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  • 1 decade ago

    go for the easier option as stated by NY

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