Antidote 10 User Guide

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Spaces Panel

Symbols

When this box is checked, Antidote will correct spacing errors in the following contexts: before the percent symbol (%), after currency symbols ($, £, etc.), before ISO currency codes (CAD, EUR, etc.), before units of measure (m, ft, etc.), before the degrees Celsius symbol (°C), and after numerals representing dimensions or coordinates (51° 28’ 38"). The availability of options (breaking/non-breaking/thin space, no space, any) varies according to the context.

  • This setting is enabled by default, but the settings for the various contexts are not all the same.

Dates

When this box is checked, Antidote will correct spacing errors in the following contexts: between the month and the numeral representing the day (e.g. March 10), between the month and the year (e.g. March 1983), and between the year and the era abbreviations BC, BCE, AD and CE (e.g. 250 BCE). In each context the following options are available: breaking/non-breaking/thin space, no space, any.

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Last Names

When this box is checked, Antidote will correct spacing errors in the following contexts: between a person’s title and their name (e.g. Mrs. Smith), between a person’s first and last names (e.g. Robert Smith), between the first-name initial and the last name (e.g. J. Smith), between first and middle name initials (e.g. J.R. Smith), and between different parts of a last name (e.g. Van Gough). The availability of options (breaking/non-breaking/thin space, no space, any) varies according to the context.

  • This setting is enabled by default, but the settings for the various contexts are not all the same.

Others

When this box is checked, Antidote will correct spacing errors in the following contexts: before ellipses, between double and single quotation marks that appear in succession (e.g. “’yes’ was her only answer”), between the numeral and words such as million and billion, between a numeral and any noun (e.g. 3 mice), and in alphanumeric expressions such as page 432, file G-12 and Queen Elizabeth II. The availability of options (breaking/non-breaking/thin space, no space, any) varies according to the context.

  • This setting is enabled by default, but the settings for the various contexts are not all the same.

Spacing between sentences

This setting allows you to adjust how many spaces should appear after a punctuation mark indicating the end of a sentence (“.”, “…”, “!”, “?”). You can choose between one, two or any.

  • One space is selected by default.

Multiple spaces

Flag unnecessary spaces between words

When this box is checked, Antidote will flag the presence of multiple spaces between words.

  • This setting is enabled by default

Thin space

The thin space is generally represented by the Unicode character U+2009. However, some programs prefer U+202F (narrow no-break space). Antidote allows you to choose between the two.

  • By default, the thin space is represented by Unicode character U+2009.