I've wondered how to make non-breaking spaces (NBSP) in Word for a long time, but I didn't force myself to actually look it up until recently. Evidently, if you type
Control+Shift+Spacein Word, you generate a NBSP. This same combination works in OpenOffice Writer, but I think only Control+Space is needed.
A non-breaking space tells the Word Processor to never break lines at that spot. That is, a non-breaking space can never end or begin an automatically wrapped line. You should use NBSP's to prevent
- periods at the end of lines that do not terminate sentences
- numbers or bullet-like symbols at the beginning of lines that do not initiate list items
- Replace "Mr. Jones" with "Mr.(NBSP)Jones"
- Replace "Figure 2" with "Figure(NBSP)2"
- Replace "Table 3.1" with "Table(NBSP)3.1"
- Replace "Equation (5)" with "Equation(NBSP)(5)"
- Replace "over there – in the hallway" with "over there(NBSP)– in the hallway"