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Word 2003 stop automatic space after period

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How do I stop automatic spaces after commas and periods? Word 2003.  Automatically when I type a period I get a space.  I am attempting to write at decimal such as 2.4 and I end up wiht 2. 4.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Microsoft Office
Expert:  Nick replied 5 years ago.

Nick :

Hi There

Nick :

I'd like to help you with your problem.

Nick :

You're using Word 2003 and you'd like to stop it from automatically adding a space after the period, correct?

Nick :

You can accomplish this by performing the following steps:

Nick :

Click on the "Tools" menu and select the "Options" item.

Click on the "Spelling & Grammar" tab.

In the "Grammar" section, click on the "Settings" button.

In the "Require" section, click on the "Spaces required between sentences" drop down list. Select the "don't check" option if you do not want Word to correct the spacing for you.

Click on the "OK" button to save the changes and return to your document.

Customer:

I followed your instructions. The "don't check" option was already present. Therefore, this did not correct my problem. I await your further comments and discussion.

Nick :

Let's try to determine if Autocorrect is the source of your problem

Customer:

okay

Nick :

Please follow the steps below and see if you are still experiencing the issue:

Nick :

  1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options.

  2. To select the options, do one or more of the following:

    • To show or hide the AutoCorrect Options buttons, select or clear the Show AutoCorrect Options buttons check box.

    • To set the capitalization options, select or clear the next five check boxes in the dialog box.

    • To turn on or off the AutoCorrect entries, select or clear the Replace text as you type check box.

    • To turn on or off the spelling checker corrections, select the Replace text as you type check box, and then select or clear the Automatically use suggestions from the spelling checker check box.



Customer:

I did not understand.

Nick :

were you able to find the AutoCorrect Options under the Tools menu?

Customer:

The following statement "show or hide the AutoCorrect Options buttons , seclect or clearthe show autocorrect options buttons check box"

Customer:

Do I leave the check marks there or clear them?

Nick :

Sorry, let me clear up the instructions.

Customer:

ok

Nick :

1. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options.
2. Clear the Replace text as you type check box.

Nick :

Then Click OK to save

Customer:

okay, hold on

Customer:

You are the man, Nick

Nick :

Glad to help.

Customer:

I will click accept. Thank you for your help

Nick :

Thanks! Have a great day!

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