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Typing and Importing text  Section  url:PGSuser/typing
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Related Tips
PageStream allows you to enter characters other than those in the Windows character set by typing mnemonics (Shift-Control D shortcuts) and Unicode values (Control D shortcuts). Choose Character from the Insert submenu in the Type menu to see the characters in a font, and the keyboard shortcuts for them.

To enter a character with a mnemonic, press Shift-Control-D and type the mnemonic. To enter a character with its Unicode value, press Control-D and then type the number. You must enter leading zeros (Unicode numbers are all five digits) or press Return at the end to omit leading zeroes.

To start a new line without starting a new paragraph, hold down Shift while pressing Return.
Never use two or three hyphens as separators; use an em-dash (about the width of three hyphens) to enclose a parenthetic thought. Type Shift-Control-D m- to enter an em-dash.
Wrong: For complex documents---books, magazines and newsletters---use PageStream.
Correct: For complex documents—books, magazines and newsletters—use PageStream.

The same is true for en-dashes, which are about the width of two hyphens. They are used to replace the word “to”. Type Shift-Control-D n- to enter an en-dash.
Wrong: Mar-Apr 1994
Correct: Mar–Apr

Never type two spaces between sentences—this is a holdover from the days of typewriters. Use single spaces to separate sentences.

If you have typed or imported text with double spaces between sentences, use the Find/Change command from the Edit menu to search for and replace double spaces.

These characters should always be followed by a space: @, ¦, ¥
These characters should always be preceded and followed by a space: & + - x ÷ < > (formula usage)
These characters should never be preceded or followed by a space: - — (en dash) – (em dash)
These characters should never be preceded by a space: % * ¢ ¡
These characters should never be followed by a space: $ # ± + - (positive/negative usage)