how do I type out a long dash using the keyboard?
(Windows XP Microsoft Word)
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
it's called an em dash. —
microsoft word automatically creates it when you type in two dashes -- followed by a space.
alternatively, you can hold down the ALT key, and then type in 0151 on the numeric keypad to create it.
make sure to type in all four digits, not 151, but 0151.
if you want more special characters. go to windows start, click on programs, then click on accessories, and select the character map.
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Try these: CTRL/Numeric - (the - next to the numeric keypad) gets an en-dash. ALT/CTRL/Numeric - (the - next to the numeric keypad) gets an em-dash To see these and several other special characters, do this: 1. Click the Insert->Special Characters menu item. 2. Click the Special Characters tab. Hope that helps.
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- The PhlebobLv 71 decade ago
One addendum to Soothsayer's last note: Your keyboard must be in NumLock mode for that numeric keypad trick to work.
Hope that helps.
- nookkinLv 61 decade ago
Two hyphens -- like this. Word will automatically convert it into an EM dash. (By the way using the two hyphen method is useful if you are not using a Unicode-enabled system for whatever reason.)
- 6 years ago
You don't have to click num lock just — alt 0151
- MichaelLv 71 decade ago
Alt + 0150 on the num pad
- 6 years ago
ctrl + dash on the Numeric keypad
This is the easiest way
- Anonymous1 decade ago
you can make an underscore and just make a lot of them: _
you press shift and its the button on the right of the "0"