4.2 C. 8. Standardize ellipses

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4.2  C.  8.  Standardize ellipses

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              1)  Replace each "ellipsis character" with 3 periods
              2)  No spaces before nor after ellipses
              3)  Become familiar with Zoom


1)  Replace each "ellipsis character" with 3 periods

       First go to the very beginning of the document by doing a:
           Control  +  Home


       To bring up the Find and Replace dialog, do a:
           Control  +  h

       In the Find box, type:
           ^0133

       (That is:  a caret, then the 4 digits.
       "^0133" is the code for an ellipsis in Word.)


       In the Replace box, type:
           ...

       (That is:  exactly 3 periods)


       Click Replace All


2)  No spaces before nor within ellipses

       If the following are not done, ellipses will not be represented properly in Braille:

       A.  Make sure there are no spaces before the 3 periods.

            Not this:
            Eventually ... the cows came home.


            Instead, do this:
            Eventually... the cows came home.


       B.    Make sure there are no spaces between the 3 periods.

            Not this  (a space between the 1st and 2nd periods):
            Eventually. .. the cows came home.


            Nor this  (a space between the 2nd and 3rd periods):
            Eventually.. . the cows came home.


            Instead, do this:
            Eventually... the cows came home.


3)  Become familiar with Zoom

       Zoom in to  150%  to better see ellipses.

       Or, zoom out to  75%  or  50%  to view:
       -  several pages at once, and also
       -  see several Section Breaks at once.


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