Microsoft Says, "Social Distance with People but Not Sentences."

Age-old questions are a dime a dozen. Did the egg come first or the chicken? If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make any noise? And a most pressing one, should we put one or two spaces in between sentences? Well, thankfully, Microsoft is answering one of these questions for us. They are taking the stance; less is more. In a time where space is being enforced wherever we go, it feels good to allow our sentences to get close and comfy.

There is not a need for the double space in between sentences unless you are just trying to take up more space on your paper. The "double space" comes from the time of typewriters. There was only one font on a typewriter, and the “space” used only as much room as any of the letters, which could make deciphering where the end of a sentence landed challenging. But, most fonts on our computer account for this snafu. Microsoft is taking charge and helping us kick the nasty habit of unnecessary spaces and is flagging this in auto-correct.

If you are for some reason adamantly opposed to the one space, there is a way around this edit. Once the double-spaced is flagged, right-click the marked error. From here, you can view your options and select to ignore this edit. Do not be alarmed if your spaces are not yet being flagged. This update will be gradually rolling out with standard updates. Look for this change to appear when you receive your next Microsoft system update.

Finally, you can sit back and relax and allow your sentences to be close. This change is one less regulation to worry about in a time of lots of worries. If there are any questions or concerns about this update, please reach out to your Pendello Solutions team. We are always standing by to lend a helping hand with any technology concern, big or small. Our team is versed in your updates, whether they include proper spacing or security protocols.

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