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There are mixed opinions on what to do while using a computer. In theory, I thought that the computer was assumed to do the spacing so you need not add two spaces. This is especially true if you use a layout where extra spacing is used to make proportional spacing look good. In HTML, extra spaces are flat out ignored. I stopped adding extra spaces while using TeX and LaTeX back in the 80s, because the computer made better spacing decisions than I ever could.

Perhaps OpenOffice variants are not there yet, but, on every documentation project on which I have worked, I am pretty sure that we were specifically directed to not add two spaces between sentences. Same with my publisher, no extra spaces after sentences.

If you really like the extra spaces, add them. You will notice that I placed an extra blank line between my paragraphs in this email. Then again, I never expected email to have great layout :-) While writing documents, I try to set the paragraph style to set spacing appropriately. I am always amazed at how many people do this in a word processor by simply adding blank lines in the document.

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