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The Case of the Separated Date

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Word

The Case of the Separated Date

Don’t you hate it when MS Word takes a date in your document (such as August 3, 2007) and breaks it on two separate lines? I especially dislike seeing “August” at the end of one line, then “3, 2007″ at the beginning of the next.

Ever wonder how you could easily fix that mess, without starting a brand new paragraph?

Well, you’re not alone and here’s the solution you’ve been waiting for.

What we need to know about is something called a manual line break, which we can insert with a simple Shift + Enter.

All you have to do is place your cursor before the date (where you want to insert the manual line break), hit the Shift + Enter keys and Word will then do the rest.

You’ll find that your date is no longer separated on two lines, while at the same time, you’ve managed to stop it from creating a new paragraph.

If only all our Office issues could be solved so easily!

~ April

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