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tables, spacing, proofreader's marks

spacing after a period at the end of a sentence

one space

spacing of abbreviation

no spaces within, one space after

spacing a comma

no space before, one space after

spacing a colon

do NOT space before/after when used with numbers, space one time after except at the end of a sentence

key that capitalizes the right side of the keyboard

left shift

key that capitalizes the left side of the keyboard

right shift

key that indents paragraphs


good technique: eyes

keep on copy most of the time

technique: feet

flat on the floor

technique: wrists

do NOT touch keyboard

technique: back

slightly reclined, lower back touching the back of the chair

to determine the rate of typing speed, every ___ strokes is counted as a word


what does # before a figure mean?


what does # after a figure mean?


What does an Asterisk mean?

shows reference to

what does an ampersand mean?


parts of a letter

date--inside address-salutation-body-complimentary closing-signature-reference initials-enclosure/attachment

difference between block and modified style

block-all parts at left margin
modified block-date,closing, signature at 3.25

intersection of column and row


ruled table

no vertical lines

boxed table

all cells are bordered

open table

no borders

best way to add borders to ruled table

select cells that you want to change/right click/table properties/borders and shading/choose borders until diagram is correct

how do you align dollar amounts in tables?

right align

how do you determine the placement of $ in a table?

2 spaces per number, 1 space for comma of the widest column

how is the alphabetical aligned in a table?

left alignment

spacing between quotes and enclosed text

no spacing

what punctuation is always inside quotations?

comma, period

what punctuation is always outside quotations?

colon, semicolon

spacing between number and %

no spacing

what process is "the typist keys and returns only at the end of the paragraph"?


how many commas are used if direct address is in the middle of a sentence?


difference between business and academic reports

business: single spaced; begins at left margin
academic: double spaced; indented

part of report that identifies major subdivision

side heading; left margin; caps

part of report that identifies minor subdivision

paragraph headings

name and spacing of major subdivisions

side headings at left margin in all caps and bold with double space before and after

name and spacing of minor sections

paragraph headings, indented, initial caps and bold followed by period followed by 2 spaces

figure used to identify footnotes


parts and spacing of biography

enter 5x-"BIBLIOGRAPHY"-enter 2x-start at left margin/indent 0.5 2nd line-enter 2x between entries-single space each entry

spacing bulleted/numbered list

single space, blank line above and beneath

how are long quotations spaced?

single spaced, blank line above and beneath

how to insert hard break?

ctrl + enter

how to key a dash

no space, hyphen, hyphen, no space

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