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Re: double spacing, Word 2007 defaults to a double space between paragraphs. No other version of Word did this, hence "they never used to do this." You can change the formatting on any individual document or change the default, but most students don't. I take it less as a sign of how they learned to write than how they let their writing tools determine how they write rather than taking any sort of control (or responsibility).


JHS, thank you! This makes so much sense now! I should have known Bill Gates was behind it all...


Check to see whether the auto-correct option in Word 2007 is set to replace "among" with "amongst." Who knows where evil lurks?

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