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Computer short-cuts

Keyboard shortcuts should work in most word-processors, including the web editor. Where a keyboard short-cut does not exist, the instructions are for Microsoft Word.

Symbol To create on a Mac To create on a PC
- hyphen hyphen key hyphen key
en dash option hyphen  • set Tools menu under AutoCorrect to auto-format dashes
• type a space and 1 or 2 hyphens between text
• OR select from Symbols option under Insert
em dash shift alt hyphen • set Tools menu under AutoCorrect to auto-format dashes
• type 2 hyphens with no space before them.
• OR select from Symbols option under Insert
A.M. (small capitals) • type a.m. or p.m.
• highlight
• Choose "small caps" on Font menu under Format.
 same as Mac
opening double quote option [ • Go to Format,
• AutoFormat
• Options
• Select replace straight quotes with smart quotes
closing double quote shift option [ same as above
opening single quote  option ] same as above
closing single quote shift option ] same as above
. . . ellipsis Don't use short-cut. Type with spaces between points. Don't use short-cut. Type with spaces between points.


Search for extra spaces between sentences in Word (Mac and PC):

  • select Find under Edit
  • enter two spaces with space bar
  • Select Replace With
  • enter one space