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How can I insert a non-breaking space on MacOS?

Explorer | Level 4

Can I insert a non-breaking space somehow ? I'm on macOS and option-space doesn't work.

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Hi @surfintheusa - welcome to the Dropbox Community!

I'm not really sure to what exactly you're referring to; could you elaborate a tad on your query?

Thanks! 



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Explorer | Level 4

@WalterIt's a space that won't split at line endings. Typesetting rules in French dictate a space before a question mark and an exclamation point at the end of a sentence. But, you wouldn't want that punctation to be pushed to the next line by itself if the sentence reaches the right margin because that would look silly. A non-breaking space prevents the automatic line break.

In HTML, the non-breaking space is encoded as  . On macOS, option-space produces a non-breaking space in text editors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-breaking_space

 

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Dropboxer
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Thanks for the additional information and those details @surfintheusa!

Can you clarify where you'd like to be using this and how Dropbox comes into play in your use-case for me now?

 



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Explorer | Level 4

This is for Dropbox Paper on the web.

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Re: How can I insert a non-breaking space on MacOS?

Explorer | Level 4

Generally, ⌥ Space.

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Explorer | Level 4

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@surfintheusa wrote:

option-space doesn't work




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