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Are hyphens allowed as part of a name or address?

asked 17 Oct '16, 14:44

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Yes, hyphens can be used in names or addresses. Just make sure to apply a space both before and after the hyphen so the name is easier to read and complies with database needs. For example, if an official source uses a hyphen in their name 'Horizons K-8 School,' make sure to enter the spaces before and after the hyphen: e.g. 'Horizons K - 8 School,' not 'Horizons K-8 School.'

Often you will find hyphens in names, for example Bryant-Webster Dual Language ECE-8 School. The name should be entered as: Bryant - Webster Dual Language ECE - 8 School (http://bryantwebster.dpsk12.org/ece-8-school/)


answered 17 Oct '16, 15:45

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edited 09 Aug '17, 09:02

Does the addition of spaces apply to the "City" field as well? Alternatively, should hyphens be removed from the "City" field to comply with USPS addressing standards?

(26 Feb, 10:02) NateOMatic
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