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How do I prevent Writer from hyphenating words that don't fit on one line?

asked 2015-03-10 01:36:39 +0100

Pharap gravatar image

Normally in Writer when a word is too long to fit on the end of a line it gets moved to the next line. Somehow on one of my documents Writer now tries to hyphenate the word instead.

I have checked and it seems to be only this document and only in certain areas that Writer attempts to hyphenate instead of moving to the next line. I have also tried searching the internet for solutions but I could not find any information about it.

How do I stop Writer hyphenating words that don't fit and make it go back to its regular behaviour?

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answered 2015-03-10 01:51:12 +0100

LibreGuy gravatar image

Go to options -> Language Settings -> Writing Aids

Go to the bottom pane "Options" and scroll to the bottom. There you can adjust the hyphenating settings.

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answered 2015-03-10 11:56:00 +0100

Regina gravatar image

Hyphenation is a property of the paragraph. It can be set via style or directly at the paragraph. First look into the style of the paragraph which hyphenates. Right-click in paragraph > item "Edit style" > tab "Text flow". Make sure "Automatically" is unchecked. Then look at the direct formatting of the paragraph. Right-click in paragraph > item "Paragraph", again check on tab "Text flow".

In addition it might be a hyphenation which has been set for this special word only. Have you tried to delete the hyphen dash?

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This answer was partially correct but not quite. It turns out that for some reason the settings shown by Edit Paragraph Style... and Paragraph are in fact different. The Text Flow tab's hyphenation option on Edit Paragraph Style was showing as unchecked, but the one on Text Flow tab on Paragraph was checked, and unchecking that fixed it.

Pharap gravatar imagePharap ( 2015-03-16 21:44:23 +0100 )edit
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