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I have this persistent problem that I can't get Libre OpenOffice to convert two hyphens to an em dash in text that I have imported from Google Docs. I have Auto-Correct set to do this (it's the only thing in that category I have checked-boxed).

Fake edit: I can retype the bit that needs it, add in an extra letter and space, and it will convert, and then I go back and delete the extra letter and space. But this is cumbersome and I ionly discovered it after the last submission went out with double hyphens because I got desperate & hadn't thought of this yet.

Real edit: there are two instances that won't convert this way either. They are before and after the word "end" at the end of the file.

Date: 2016-10-22 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carbonel.livejournal.com
I'm not a LibreOffice user, but my guess if the instances won't convert is that they're not regular hyphens, but optional or nonbreaking hyphens. If they're only two instances, the easiest way to deal with it is manually. You can get an em-dash by holding down the Alt key and typing 0151 on the number pad. If that doesn't work, toggle NumLock and try again.

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