It’s confusing unless you understand the difference. It’s also tricky to find from Adobe programs or even MS word because there are so many other symbols.
Here’s an easy way:
- A hyphen indicates breaks within words that wrap at the end of a line: To type, press the hyphen
- An en dash joins numbers in a range: To type, press “option-hyphen” at the same time.
- An em dash often works better than commas to set-apart a unique idea from the main clause of a sentence: To type, press “shift-option-hyphen” at the same time.