Double Spaces - Has Anyone Noticed?

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  1. Natalie Frank profile image93
    Natalie Frankposted 5 years ago

    I am from the days of the double space at the end of sentences and have never been able to break myself of the habit.  I try to remember to go in and edit before publishing a new hub, manually deleting the extra space after each and every sentence.  Imagine my pleasant surprise when I went into edit the hub I just published to find that all those pesky extra spaces had been magically removed for me.  Wondering if I had already done it and forgotten I put in several then saved.  Presto chango!  All were magically changed into single spaces!  Thanks HP!  You're the bomb!

    1. Eastward profile image85
      Eastwardposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, that's cool! I struggle with this as well!

    2. kenneth avery profile image79
      kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      smile to you, Natalie -- this bugs me too. Thank you for the advice. I can recall when I was copying/pasting my hub text from a separate document and ended up with too much space at the bottom, the final edit. That was until one of my followers told me to go the the very end and get my cursor to move down and when I did that, I was selecting and then, Thank God, doing away with the unneeded space.
      I am so blessed to have you, all those in this forum and those I simply cannot get to see, but I am doing all that I can--my health concerns are facing me each day. I take a Christmas vacation, 2 weeks long, and that helps. I think that when I reach "this"pay-out, I may do the Christmas vacation, and NOT with Randy Quaid.

    3. profile image0
      RTalloniposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've wondered whether the move to single spaces occurred because of online character counts. No matter, it's where we're at, though I think many agree that double spacing between sentences makes focusing on reading easier.

    4. Christy Kirwan profile image93
      Christy Kirwanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Natalie! Our engineers are pretty great at putting in that little extra attention to detail. I'll pass along your compliments. smile

  2. MizBejabbers profile image86
    MizBejabbersposted 5 years ago

    Does your hub have a hubpro symbol on it? They ran one of my poem hubs through hubpro, and it is doing well. I had expected it to be seasonal and shelved after the season was over, but it's been going strong now for over a year. Hubpro didn't touch the poem, but it moved some explanatory text to the bottom and deleted a couple of photos that I worked hard to find. I didn't like them anyway, but I thought that the addition of a couple more photos would make the hub more "hubworthy". Guess I was wrong.

    1. Natalie Frank profile image93
      Natalie Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Actually it happened before I even published it - just as i was saving the different capsule ad I wrote.

  3. Titia profile image93
    Titiaposted 5 years ago

    I hated those double spaces and always deleted them, especially in my  poems.

  4. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
    Gregory DeVictorposted 5 years ago

    Natalie, I am also from the age of double spaces between sentences. Miraculously, I have broken the pesky habit. If you have a HubPro symbol adjacent to your document’s title, it was edited by one of HP’s editors. I published a new hub early yesterday morning and it was moved today to a niche site, but not without several edits. Yes, I noticed a HubPro symbol adjacent to the article’s title. Considering that I proofread the article a number of times, I didn’t catch some errors.

    As far as those spaces that appear at bottom of a capsule, they can be pesky for me. Sometimes I forget to remove them and wonder later on why my hub looks odd.

  5. MelRootsNWrites profile image90
    MelRootsNWritesposted 5 years ago

    I'm from the old school as well.  Learned to type on a manual typewriter.  I doubt I will ever break myself of the habit. 

    Personally, I find two spaces after a period easier to read, but maybe because I'm middle aged and my eyes aren't as young as they used to be.

  6. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
    Gregory DeVictorposted 5 years ago

    I prefer double spaces too. I wonder when that rule changed. Perhaps that was a rule with the MLA Stylesheet.

  7. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
    Gregory DeVictorposted 5 years ago

    I guess this means two spaces after colons as well.

  8. Joshua Crowder profile image92
    Joshua Crowderposted 5 years ago

    I feel your pain on the spacing.   I had no idea HP was editing these errors. That’s great!

  9. Venkatachari M profile image79
    Venkatachari Mposted 5 years ago

    But, I never knew that people used to put two spaces after a sentence. My errors, if any, in the spacing automatically get warned by the Grammarly tool.

    HP will be correcting only when the spell checker (ABC button) is on, as far as I think.

    By the way, the reply posted by Joshua just above my reply contains a space extra in it.

  10. lobobrandon profile image87
    lobobrandonposted 5 years ago

    I learned with double spaces too. But, it was easy for me to change as it did not really become a strong habit.


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