How to Create a Long Dash in Google Docs (Em Dash)

Do you need to create a long dash in your Google Docs document? Maybe you’re writing a paper and need to insert an Em Dash to denote a break in thought. Or maybe you’re creating a presentation and want to add some visual interest with a long dash.

Creating a long dash in Google Docs is easy to do! In this blog post, we will show you how by using the keyboard shortcut and the menu bar. Let’s get started!

Creating an Em Dash Using Keyboard Shortcut

The easiest way to create an Em Dash in Google Docs is by using a keyboard shortcut. On a Windows computer, press Alt + 0151 to create a long Dash. On a Mac device, press Option + Shift + – (the minus key next to 0 at the top part of the keyboard).

Creating an Em Dash Using The Menu Bar

Another way of adding a long dash to your Google doc is through the menu bar. Just simply follow these steps below.

Step 1: Click “Insert” Then “Special Characters”

Step 2: Type “Em Dash” On The Search Bar

After clicking “Special Characters”, a new window (as seen below) will appear where you can choose from several special characters. On the search bar, type “em dash” and you will see different dash lengths. Click on the dash you want to use and it will be added to the document where the space bar is blinking.

Final Thoughts

That’s all there is to it! Creating an Em Dash in Google Docs is a simple task that can be done using the keyboard shortcut or menu bar. If you know a friend who will find this guide useful, be sure to share it with them. Thanks for reading and happy writing!