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How Do You Make an Em Dash? A Photographer Explains

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Emily Gordon writes: Here’s photographer Christine Lin’s ingeniously tactile visual explanation, on her Flickr stream “Not a Photographer,” of the three little Apple keystrokes you need to create the perfect em dash.


I plan to post separately about this, but with my life as it is lately, I’ll lose track of this excellent link if I don’t tuck it away safely here first. So here’s “Punctuating Comics: Dots and Dashes,” by Todd Klein, and I think it’s great.

Holy hell, it works—no more (right-click) + Special Characters > Hyphens & Dashes > Em Dash for me!


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