Some word count programs built into different writing programs, websites, etc., seem to treat ellipses (. . .) differently. Some seem to count each dot as a word when a space is placed between them, which makes, say, my word count in FictionPress much higher than what Microsoft Word counts. So, that brings the question... When typing a piece of fiction, is it standard to have a space between each dot in an ellipses, or to leave no spaces? I only add spaces because, aesthetically speaking, it looks better. But when I'm just typing in a forum or on Facebook, I put no spaces because I just don't care in those situations.