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How to remove hyphenation? [closed]

asked 2013-06-12 06:23:04 +0100

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updated 2013-06-12 06:25:27 +0100

Hello! I need to remove the hyphenations in the text that contains them. How can I do that in LO Writer?

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Please provide more detail. Are you referring to auto-hyphenation of a paragraph (Format > Paragraph... > Text Flow tab) or to hyphen characters (U+002d) that have been inserted into the text?

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-12 07:16:12 +0100 )edit

@oweng I am not sure about the origin of these hyphens, since I obtained the text with them. I thought they are the hyphens that may be inserted via "Tools" -> "Language" -> "Hypthenation". This dialogue has the button "Remove" which does nothing in my case.

v_2e gravatar imagev_2e ( 2013-06-12 07:58:14 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-06-12 12:23:56 +0100

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If they are at line-end and highlighted (and selectable) then they are likely to be a soft hyphen (U+00ad) inserted via the method you indicate. If they are simply at line-end and not selectable then they will be an auto-hyphen visually inserted via Format > Paragraph... > Text Flow tab. If they are a standard selectable hyphen (U+002d) then they are a character like any other and you will need to use Find & Replace to remove them.

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They are not selectable in my case. So what is a way to remove this kind of hyphens? Thanks!

v_2e gravatar imagev_2e ( 2013-06-12 18:26:16 +0100 )edit

Highlight the required paragraph > Format > Paragraph... > Text Flow tab > Hyphenation section > uncheck Automatically. If your document makes use of paragraph styles then you can make this change by editing the appropriate style (same tab and same option).

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-06-13 02:02:54 +0100 )edit

Thanks! That works indeed!

v_2e gravatar imagev_2e ( 2013-06-13 07:30:15 +0100 )edit

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