Hello! I have a manuscript I am working on, and I've written it using courier font. I'm trying to break the habit of double spacing after periods, though from what I've read it seems like you're supposed to double space after a period when using courier. Is it okay to single space, or do I need to go back and double space after every period in my book?  Thank you!

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Hello, Traveling Pen, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

How many spaces to use after a period is a matter of convention, not a matter of grammar, especially where particular fonts are concerned.

If you are publishing your book yourself, you can set your own policy. If a publisher is publishing it, you should ask them about their house rules.

Hello, Traveling Pen, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

How many spaces to use after a period is a matter of convention, not a matter of grammar, especially where particular fonts are concerned.

If you are publishing your book yourself, you can set your own policy. If a publisher is publishing it, you should ask them about their house rules.

There are no formatting specifics for this particular agency. So in that case, I'm okay to single-space after a period while using courier font, and that will not be frowned upon?

There are no formatting specifics for this particular agency. So in that case, I'm okay to single-space after a period while using courier font, and that will not be frowned upon?

Again, it is not a grammatical matter. It's hard for me to believe that anybody would frown upon that; however, it is none of my concern.

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