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

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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### Closed for the following reason question is not relevant or outdated by Alex Kemp close date 2020-08-06 13:30:44.016776

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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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How can I prevent automatic hyphenation for one word only at some point, while still keeping the option checked Auto Hyphenation in the paragraph style for that paragraph or for the whole document?

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I have the solution but would give it only after you've cleaned up this question.

( 2020-04-03 08:20:00 +0200 )edit

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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