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Hyphenating All or Part of a Document Manually
Figure 11-9 Use the Hyphenation dialog box to control hyphenation settings for automatic or
manual hyphenation.
You can format nonbreaking hyphens to prevent a hyphenated word, number, or
phrase from breaking if it falls at the end of a line. For example, you might not want
to break a phone number at the end of a line. To insert a nonbreaking hyphen, on the
Insert Tab, click Symbol, click More Symbols, and then click Special Characters.
Alternatively, press Ctrl+Shift+Hyphen.
In the Hyphenation Zone text box, enter the amount of acceptable white space to leave
between the end of the last word in a line and the right margin. If you want fewer hyphens,
make the Hyphenation Zone value larger. If you want to reduce ragged edges, make the
value smaller.
In the Limit Consecutive Hyphens To text box, type the maximum number of consecutive
lines that can end with a hyphen and then click OK.
If you want to turn off the automatic hyphenation feature as well as remove automatically
inserted hyphens, on the Page Layout tab, click Hyphenation and then click None.
Hyphenating All or Part of a Document Manually
When you hyphenate a document manually, you can hyphenate the entire document, or
you can select part of the document before you display the Hyphenation dialog box. To
hyphenate text manually, either select the text you want to hyphenate or ensure that no
text is selected if you want to hyphenate the entire document. On the Page Layout tab,
click Hyphenation and then click Manual.
When Word identifies a word or phrase that should be hyphenated, the Manual
Hyphenation dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 11-10. You can click Yes to insert the
suggested hyphen; use the arrow keys or mouse to reposition the hyphen location and then
click Yes; click No to ignore the suggestion and move to the next word; or click Cancel to
end the hyphenation process.
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