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.


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Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:09 AM
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 
Emhart Glass Mfg. Inc.
1140 Sullivan St.
Elmira, NY 14901
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