Ever type a date and have the year wrap to the next line? July 4,
What about typing a series of numbers and spaces, only to have the text word wrap – separating the numbers and making them difficult to read at a glance?
And what about the name of a person or company? How do you prevent a person’s middle initial from wrapping to the next line? How do you force the “Inc.” to STAY with the company name?
Instead of pressing the space bar, try inserting a “Hard Space” to connect the letters or words.
In WordPerfect, a hard space is inserted at the cursor location by pressing [CTRL+Spacebar].
In Microsoft Word, a hard space, also called a non-breaking space, is inserted at the cursor location by pressing [CTRL+SHIFT+Spacebar]
In WordPerfect, when you reveal the codes, you will see a rectangle with the letters “HSpace” inside. A HSpace code keeps the text together. Use it anytime you need to keep words or letters together on the same line. It’s like typing a hidden character which tricks the computer into thinking two words are really one.
In Word, when you turn on paragraph symbols, the non-breaking space will display as a small circle.
But PLEASE. Don’t use hard/non-breaking spaces to replace tabs.
If you promise not to use hard spaces instead of tabs, I promise to provide information on tabs and how to set them.