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RE: Including slash in an Index marker

Hedley Finger wrote: 
> The backslash does not get translated into a non-breaking space, but a

> backslash + space ('\ ') DOES.  And \sm is a non-breaking em quad (em 
> space), \sn is a non-breaking en quad, and \st is a non-breaking thick

> space.

Close, but no cigar. FM's fixed-width spaces are em (\sm), en (\sn),
numeric (\s#), and thin (\st). AFAIK, FM doesn't have a "thick" space,
whatever that might be. 

I've never thought of the fixed width spaces as "non-breaking," so I
just did a little checking. They're handled like other punctuation:
lines can break after them if they're included in the Allow Line Breaks
After field of the Text Options dialog. 

Interestingly, the same is true of a real "non-breaking" space. Put "\ "
into Allow Line Breaks After, and it's no longer non-breaking. 


Richard G. Combs
Senior Technical Writer
Polycom, Inc.
richardDOTcombs AT polycomDOTcom
rgcombs AT gmailDOTcom

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