Turn two hyphens -- into M dash – and three periods ... into ellipsis … in Firefox?
November 6, 2011 8:17 PM Subscribe
Firefox / WIN7: I type in two hyphens IE -- and word processor (LibreOffice Writer) changes them into M dash IE – which is what I would love to see happen in Firefox. Alternately, if this cannot be done, is there a simple way to do this with some sort of macro on my puter? Plus, hey, while we're here, can we turn three periods IE ... into an ellipsis IE … ? (Hewlett Packard HP 630 laptop, if it matters.)
posted by dancestoblue to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Or maybe the M dash and the ellipsis are hidden somewhere on my keyboard, hiding in plain view like those hokey paintings of horses hidden out in winter scenes?
As far as macros, I'd think (hope) that if macros can be created for hyphen to dash maybe it could also plug in various html commands to insert into metafilter ...