Why is WORD inserting a whole new line when I type an apostrophe?
January 25, 2013 6:12 AM Subscribe
Why is WORD inserting an extra line every time I type an apostrophe?
posted by DMelanogaster to computers & internet (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I am using WORD 2007 and, each time I type an apostrophe, WORD respaces my document -- specifically, the line after the one I'm typing in goes down one single-space line. I've searched this on Google and all I can find are a lot of posts complaining that WORD inserts one long space after certain punctuation - but never that it inserts an entire new LINE, so that if you're set on single space, now you have 1 1/2 spaces, but just in between that line with the apostrophe and the next line.
Here is a sample, demonstrating what I'm talking about:
Here's a sample of the phenomenon of which I speak. You can see that we have a double
space between this line and the previous one. That is because of the apostrophe in the word "Heres" (I didn't put that apostrophe in this "Heres" because I did not want it to do it again.) The next line -- this one -- is single spaced, as is set in my formatting. In this sample, though, there is a double space up there, while in my real document, it would only look like another half-space -- but I couldn't recreate that here.
Has anyone experienced this? My document is now a MESS because of it. Thanks.