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How to use "alt" keys to make an "Em" dash

Kate.Leynes749 Posts: 1 🌱

Hi everyone,

I am making lessons on the different types of dashes, but can't seem to put one in myself. I tried doing ctrl + alt + 8212 also the other code (something with 5's). Does anyone know how to do this?


  • Andrea.B.236
    Andrea.B.236 Posts: 184 admin

    Hi @Kate.Leynes749 ,

    Thank you for connecting with us at the Brightspace Community!

    Creating the em dash always gets me. I've found the best solution is to open the "Character Map", which is a default app on Windows. You can find it by opening the home button and typing "character map", it should come up! It is quite a ways down with a series of other dashes. Em dash is: —

    It is also alt code Alt + 0151.

    Alt codes require a keyboard that has a number pad. I never remember this myself, and always end up staring at my keyboard in confusion.

    Best of luck!