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FAQ Item One Space or Two? Q. When did CMOS first recommend one space (instead of two) after...periods and colons? I found the one-space rule in the 15th edition, but I remember hearing somewhere that...” rule. A. The sample typewritten manuscript page in CMOS 13 (1982) shows two spaces after a period; in...

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(no space) or 150 mph (with space) and 8mm (no space) or 8 mm (space)? Thank you! A. That would be...CMOS 10.49, which says there should be a space between a numeral and an abbreviation. More examples can be found at 9.16....

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spaces before and after em dashes in typography? The font style on this website leaves at least a tiny... space surrounding the em dash. Would it be CMOS heresy for me to stretch that space? A. “Heresy” is...a bit strong. Even our own publications sometimes play with spacing for display purposes, and some...

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ellipses to indicate text omitted from quoted material. Does one insert a space after the ellipsis if the...cases? The example in CMOS 13.53 appears to have a space but is not clear. A. Chicago puts a space ...after an ellipsis regardless of its function. If you have trouble seeing spaces in CMOS Online, use...

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FAQ Item Punctuation Q. Is there ever a circumstance in which there is not a space before an... spacing (as evidenced here)? A. We could say never and always, respectively, but then someone would...probably write with a counterexample, so let’s just say that normally there’s a space before the...

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FAQ Item One Space or Two? Q. Help. How many spaces do you leave after a colon in a manuscript? A.... One space after a colon. There is a traditional American typing practice, favored by some, of...leaving two spaces after colons and periods. This practice is discouraged by the University of Chicago...

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FAQ Item Punctuation Q. Our writing department uses Chicago’s style of putting spaces between the...periods in ellipses. The graphic designers argue that in typesetting, the space is much smaller, and.... Everyone is correct. Chicago uses the spaces, but not everyone follows Chicago style. Someone in your...

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FAQ Item One Space or Two? Q. All right then! I’m steadfastly attempting to adopt the “one space ...until the document is finished, then use the Find and Replace feature to eliminate all double spaces .... In the Find box, type two spaces, and in the Replace With box, type one space. Hit Replace All—and...

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FAQ Item One Space or Two? Q. About two spaces after a period. As a US Marine, I know that what’s...two spaces after a period. If you refuse to alter your bullheadedness, I will petition the...place two spaces after a period. Period. Semper Fidelis. A. As a US Marine, you’re probably an...

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number, is there a space between the number and the text of the note? Thanks! A. There is if you let...either application. Consider also that such spaces may help readers identify footnotes more easily...(which is why we use them at CMOS Shop Talk). But either choice, space or no space, is acceptable in...

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