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Chapter 7. Creating Books > Rules for classy looking text

Rules for classy looking text

  • Put only one space after periods,commas, question marks, parentheses, or any other punctuation.

  • Use true quotation marks (“ ”) instead of double hash marks (" "). To get them, typeand .

  • Use true apostrophes (' ') instead of hash marks (' '). To get them, type and .

  • Punctuation goes inside quotes.

  • Instead of double hyphens (--), use an em dash (—). Press .

  • If you want to put a copyright symbol (©) in your book instead of (c), get it by typing .

  • To make a list, use bullets (•) rather than asterisks (*). To type a bullet, press .

  • In text boxes that have relatively long lines of text, edit to prevent the last line from containing only a single word.

  • Avoid underlining text. Instead, use italics, which may require that you select an italic version of the font you're using.

  • Use uppercase sparingly, and only in titles. Uppercase text is hard to read.

The Wrong Way

Here it's a cold afternoon in March. Mary is gazing out over the GRAND CANYON at sunset--check out the sweater Grandma Bunny actually knitted for her. The other folks in this picture are:

  • My friend Samuel from work.

  • Mary's cousin JoAnn.

  • JoAnn's husband, who goes by "Chuck".

    Copyright (c) 2005 Joe Schmoe



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