In text long ___________ are converted to __


I’m editing a book in Atom and want to use _____________ as a space fill (the substitution of someone’s name), but Atom converts it to __ which is too short.

Any suggestions?



Atom doesn’t do any sort of deletion of underscore characters by default. Can you reproduce the problem in Safe Mode? To launch Safe Mode:

  1. Completely exit all instances of Atom
  2. Launch Atom with the command atom --safe

It would also help if you gave step-by-step instructions of what you’re doing and what happens as a result.