- Tram Ho
Microsoft Word is one of the basic but most important software in the Microsoft product ecosystem. With the main application revolving around text editing, Word is now even more versatile with the most intelligent, efficient and professional article processing tasks. Not to mention the endless creative minds of humanity, Word sometimes turns into a tool to draw pictures simple but no less eye-catching.
However, there is an implicit battle among Word users around the world that you may not have ever, or never noticed, should we type once or twice in the space bar?
After finishing the sentence, should we type the key 1 or 2 times?
Individual school writers are still taught that after the period, or any other type of punctuation, just type the space key once. Looking a little broadly, the 4 most popular typing instruction materials in the world also agree with this style, including Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (original document of Microsoft), T he Chicago Manual. of Style, The Associated Press Stylebook and The Gregg Reference Manual . However, there are also people who like to type 2 spaces at each punctuation, with the aim of making the paragraph more open, more readable, easier to separate sentences with each other.
Recently, Microsoft quietly launched a small update for Word, officially confirming the “1 space” method is the best standard for writing text in this software. If users intentionally type 2 spaces after punctuation will receive the same error message as other typing errors. User Alan Chen on Twitter wrote: ” Supporters of” one space “won. Microsoft Word will now treat the “2 spaces” method after the dot as an error . ”
Microsoft Word officially considers typing 2 spaces after punctuation to be a typo.
It is no coincidence that many people use the “two spaces” method, contrary to the typing manual of the Microsoft owner. Before Word and computers became popular today, people often used typewriters to type text. In particular, typing 2 spaces after punctuation is a standard rule and is widely used. However, entering a new era, this rule has gradually become obsolete and almost no longer works as a paragraph spacing.
When Word and many other similar software came into being, the design team had to carefully study each font type, the distance between the letters (kerning) to best suit the user’s eyes. This helps them to read text continuously for a certain period of time without discomfort, eye strain. And only one space after punctuation is enough. 2 spaces are redundant, even counterproductive when the reader will have to hit the right eye too long to find the next sentence. If it’s just a short paragraph, then maybe not a big deal. But for a document that is several pages long, the “two spaces” method will become extremely uncomfortable for the eyes of the reader.
However, not everyone immediately accepts that Microsoft Word officially considers typing two spaces after a period as an error. And on Twitter, the battle between the two sides is still extremely intense.
“That’s good! We don’t need saints to use typewriter anymore. I have to handle a lot of paperwork at the company, and I often refuse to accept documents that use two spaces after punctuation.”
“Consistency and efficiency have won. The method of two spaces after punctuation is antique from the typewriter era.”
“Fictitious. We need 2 spaces after each punctuation, unless we have to deliberately cut to meet the 280 limit. With” 2 spaces “, the text’s clarity is greatly increased.”
And immediately Justin Fair’s opinion was rejected: “I find your tweet style of writing with two spaces is more difficult to read, because my brain is constantly distracted by double spaces. It’s hard to live or anything, it’s true “
According to news.softpedia
Source : Genk