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In Writer, is there a setting to allow hyphenation, but restrict hyphens across pages?

asked 2020-02-21 17:13:46 +0200

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answered 2020-02-21 18:41:29 +0200

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Pages do not exist as primary objects in Writer. They are only a consequence of text flow: they are allocated on demand on text need. Consequently, there is no setting related to line wrap in page styles.

Hyphenation has a heavy impact on justification and text flow. This can be tuned in paragraph styles, Text Flow tab.

This means hyphenation can be enabled per paragraph style: in some styles, like the Heading n family, hyphenation does not make sense and would rather severely affect the look of headings; on the contrary, it could lead to a relative improvement in Text Body.

The available settings are the number of characters before and after the hyphen (to avoid leaving single-letter or very short syllables at end/start of line).

Another setting if the maximum number of consecutive hyphenations. This might be what you are looking for (despite the fact that "restrict hyphens across pages" is rather vague -- edit your question, don(t use an answer, to better specify what you mean by that).

Since I write mostly single-column documents, I don't use hyphenation because justification has enough room to play with the spaces, I don't know if this parameter is valid only within the paragraph or across consecutive paragraphs with the same attribute setting. Experiment.

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