How Do I Insert a Dot Between Words in Word 2007?

You may have seen word processing documents that have dots between each word. These dots represent spaces, which are the most common formatting marks used in most documents; the dots can be used for several different reasons. For example, you might want to make sure that there are only single spaces between sentences rather than double spaces (for consistency), or you might want to make sure that no extra spaces were accidentally inserted into a list of characters.

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Click on the "Office" button at the top left corner of your screen. This button looks like the Microsoft icon, with a red square, a yellow square, a blue square and a green square of different sizes in a cluster.

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Click on "Word Options" at the very bottom of the option box that appears.

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Click on "Display," which should be the second option in the left column of the window that appears.

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Check the box marked "Spaces" under the heading "Always show these formatting marks on the screen."

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Click the "OK" button at the bottom of the window.