Width of the non-breaking space not equal to width of the space in Word 2013

I read, the width of the non-breaking space should be equal to width of the space in Word 2013. This is the correct behaviour for me. My Word 2013 is not formatting the text this way (sample text - the width of pointed nbsp is shorter than width of the space):

I expect, the width of the nsbp will be identical as width of the space. What is wrong with my Word 2013 configuration?

 

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Last updated November 5, 2018 Views 290 Applies to:

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To resolve this issue we need more information. Let us know the following:

 

Are you trying to copy formatted information from elsewhere (website, another Word document etc.) into Word 2013?

 

If so, then try the following step before copying and pasting the text into your Word 2013 document.

 

  1. Open Notepad (which is a windows application).

  2. Copy and paste the text from the website into the Notepad file. Notepad removes all formatting from the text.

  3. Copy the text from Notepad and paste it into your Word document.

 

Check if this step helps to resolve the issue.

 

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Your image suggests you're using a document based on a Word 2010 or earlier template. Prior to Word 2013, Word used a fixed-width non-breaking space. Starting with Word 2013, Word uses a variable-width non-breaking space. The difference is most evident in justified text, such as in your image - which demonstrates the earlier behaviour.

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I'm using the Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013, version 15.0.4.779.1002. Steps done:

1. Open MS Word.

2. Select New + Empty document template.

3. Type the text form the keybord.

4. Select justify text.

What I can see is Word 2010 behaviour. I expect to see the Word 2013 behaviour.

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