Dashes

Don’t use dashes to list items. Use a bulleted list.

Hyphen (-)

Use a hyphen for compound adjectives that precede the noun they modify, and don’t use a hyphen if the adjectives follow the noun they modify. Don’t add spaces before or after the hyphen.

Correct
a case-sensitive username
the password is case sensitive
Incorrect
a case sensitive username
the password is case-sensitive

Em dash ( — )

Don’t use em dashes in Drucare documentation. Keep your sentences short, and use two sentences or commas to separate breaks in thought.

En dash ( – )

Don’t use en dashes in Drucare documentation.

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