A lot of my favorite writers use ellipses, in both narration and dialogue. I know the rules for them, and how they are broken (somewhat) for fiction. The problem I have is that when I vacillate between the three-dot ellipsis and the four-, I run into a problem on line breaks. In Journey to the End of the Night and the works of Henry Miller, they will have these types of usage:
"Doctor, I rely on you . . ."
She would go on like this as long as she felt like it. . . . Today she seemed to me ready to quadruple her efforts.
"I say, Robinson! Hey there! . . ."
I know from grammar and usage guides that they are spaced; they are spaced in novels as well. However--and this is my question--when I space them on my manuscript (in MS Word 2013), they treat it as different words and will break them in half. If I don't space, it looks awful. Can the editors tell the difference? Will they care if I don't space them out, or is there an method to fix it? I tried setting it up in the options in Word, but it has nothing for four-dot ellipses; it treats them as though they don't exist.