Double spaces are a pet peeve of mine. They are archaic and in my opinion they should not be placed after a period in your document. It should ALWAYS be a single space. There are many, many folks who rebel against this and you are entitled to your opinion, but I’m right!
If, on the other hand you agree with me and most editors, it is fairly easy when you receive a document from a colleague full of double spaces, to remove them and replace them with single spaces.
Follow the steps below to learn how:
- Select all the text in your document by clicking CTRL + A.
- Open Find and Replace by clicking the View tab on your Ruler.
- In the Show group, select Navigation Pane.
- OR – click CTRL + H.
- Place your cursor in the Find What field , then press your Spacebar two times to insert two spaces.
- Place your cursor in the Replace With field and press your Spacebar one time to insert one space.
- Click Replace All to clear the double spaces.
- Click OK.
Now your document is done correctly with one space between each sentence!