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h1. 4.2  C.  8.  Standardize ellipses

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              [1)  Replace each "ellipsis character" with 3 periods|#replace_ellipsis_characters_with_3_periods]
              [2)  No spaces before nor after ellipses|#no_spaces_before_nor_after_ellipses]
              [3)  Become familiar with Zoom|#become_familiar_with_zoom]

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h2. 1)  Replace each "ellipsis character" with 3 periods

       First go to the very beginning of the document by doing a:
           {color:blue}{*}Control  +  Home{*}{color}

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       To bring up the *Find and Replace* dialog, do a:
           {color:blue}{*}Control  +  h{*}{color}

       In the *Find* box, type:
           {color:blue}*\^0133*{color}

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

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       In the *Replace* box, type:
           {color:blue}*...*{color}

       (That is:  exactly 3 periods)

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       Click *Replace All*

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h2. 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:
            {color:blue}*Eventually ... the cows came home.*{color}

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            *Instead, do this:*
            {color:blue}*Eventually... the cows came home.*{color}

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

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

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

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            *Instead, do this:*
            {color:blue}*Eventually... the cows came home.*{color}

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h2. 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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