Originally Posted by Vertigo
Now I have a question on em dashes. As observed above word will auto change the single hyphen, but it leaves a space. Should there be a space either side or not. So using -- for the em dash shoudl it be:
You are the one -- the only one -- that I oppose.
You are the one--the only one--that I oppose
Searching on the internet most seem to recommend no space. In books I sometime see one other times the other. I would say no space seems more common in older books. Personally I think it looks odd with no space; looking more like a long hyphen between two words that shouldn't be hyphenated.
The usage I've seen most often (as in the aforementioned The Execution Channel
) is that an n-dash has a space either side of it and an m-dash does not. This is the usage that Word2007 seems to be following (see post#7).