Don't underline trailing spaces?
September 22, 2012 8:45 AM Subscribe
Word/OpenOffice/LibreOffice/everything ...When I want to underline a single word in a word processing or email application I want just the letters of the word underlined not the spaces that follow it. All
of the editing programs I use, when you double click on a word will highlight the word and
the spaces that follow it (up to the start of the next word). So when I select underline the spaces get underlined
also. I don't want that (who does?). It's ok behavior for bold and italics because you can't see if the space has gotten those attributes. But with underline you can see it and I think it's wrong and I don't want it. Why is it done this way and can I stop it?
posted by Xhris to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Sure I can highlight the word manually rather than double clicking, but that takes significantly more time. I have to think it would be easy enough for the apps to be programed to cut back the underlining when they are the trailing spaces.
Is there some reason why these spaces get the underline?
Does anybody actually want those spaces underlined every time?
Do any of the wp progs have options to switch this behavior on and off? (is there special terminology for it?)
ps: I see that this website (metafilter) does thing right. When edit text here and double click to add an attribute, although it highlights the trailing space, it then cuts back on it when it places the tag. That is what I want. I want them all to be like this.
pps: I only use Windows, so I don't know if this happens on Macs.