In stock Word, it is usually three dashes to get to an em-dash, two dashes gets you an en-dash (a different character). This is using the auto-correct feature, and you can change its behavior pretty easily too.
Plus (at least in Word 2013 and Office 2013 products) typing a "space, dash, space" followed by another word and then a space converts the "space, dash, space" to "space, en-dash, space". Not sure which option selects this behavior, but I don't think it is auto-correct, since the change is elsewhere compared to the text entry location. It is also quite specific - having extra (or missing one) spaces before or after the dash does not work, for example. In FrameMaker, I just use the ALT 0151 key sequence to get an em-dash. There is also a menu pull-down that allows you to insert various common symbols - not just an em-dash. Z From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of tom.beiswen...@emhartglass.com Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:09 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: How do you type a dash em in FM12 In earlier versions of Word, when you typed 2 hyphens (--) it would automatically convert to a dash em. Is there any way to do the same or similar in FM12? Tom Beiswenger Manager, Technical & Training Documentation, Project Manager - Inspection Business Emhart Glass Mfg. Inc. 1140 Sullivan St. Elmira, NY 14901 PH: +607 735-4279 FX: +607 734-8278 Mobile: +607 769-4779 Email: tom.beiswen...@emhartglass.com<mailto:tom.beiswen...@emhartglass.com>
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