In a Bold Move, Microsoft Office Is Now Flagging Double Spaces Between Sentences as an Error

Article Link: https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/623634/microsoft-flag-two-spaces-after-period-error

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

For decades, proponents of typing a single space after a period have waged a friendly war against their double-space adversaries on a virtual battlefield. Now, the battlefield itself is taking sides: Microsoft Word will now start marking double spaces between sentences as an error. The change is definitely a gradual one, and you probably won’t see it on your own computer just yet. According to The Verge, Microsoft has been testing the edit on the desktop version of Word, and they’ll begin rolling it out to all users in the near future. Once they do, you will still be able to opt out of it—as with other spelling and grammar recommendations from Microsoft’s Editor feature, you can choose to accept the change, ignore it once, or disable that particular suggestion altogether.