Autocorrection pecularity

Discussion in 'Word' started by Lup, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. Lup


    Dec 5, 2016
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    Writing short stories I tend to use emdashes fairly frequently and lazy as I am I have added the following to the list of autocorrections -- (two dashes) will automatically change into nonbreaking space + emdash + nonbreaking space.
    It works as intended except for the fact it cannot be used immediately after a dot or an exclamation mark. If I type ",--" then I get exactly what I typed, that is".--" instead of ".+space+emdash+space". If I add a space character immediately after the dot the autocrrection works ok but of course I then later have to remove that extra space. Rather annoying!
    Does anyone have an idea why autocorrection behaves this way and if there is anything one can do to get rid of the problem?
    Lup, Oct 6, 2017
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