I’m working in LibreOffice Writer. I love it other than this one thing.
I’m on Xubuntu, latest version (20.04.2), on latest version of LibreOffice Writer (184.108.40.206), but had same issue with last version of writer also.
This is maddening, and I’m about to go back to (GASP!) Microsoft Word if I can’t solve it.
I turned off auto-hyphenation using this, which is recommended as default answer on this site, on a page that is closed:
"Format → Paragraph Style → Text Flow and uncheck “Automatically.”
But it keeps turning back on. I am working on a document, it hyphenates, then I check and it’s turned back on!!
So I found this as an answer for individual docs on your site, and did it on the long doc I’m working on for my boss, on a deadline:
"Go to Tools > Options → Language Settings → Writing Aids
Go to the bottom pane “Options” and scroll to the bottom. There you can adjust the hyphenating settings.
In bottom pane, uncheck
hyphenate without inquiry
hyphenate special regions.
check special regions."
Did NOT uncheck
Libhyphen Hyphenator in the first pane. Leave as is or you’ll get an annoying warning every time you open the program.
STILL can’t get auto-hyphenation to stay OFF.
This is so wrong. Why can’t I just turn off auto-hyphenation globally and forever.
Any help is appreciated. Have to turn this doc in soon, boss hates, and will not accept hyphenation, and I agree. It looks sloppy. Only workaround I can think is to paste into Word, fix, and output. But if he wants a single change, I’ll have to do that again.
I talked him into letting me use LibreOffice, and have been talking it up to him. Tried to get him to install it on all Windows computers in office. Almost have him convinced, but it he does and this happens, I’d be on his list of people to not trust with computer help. That would be BAD.
It would also reinforce his belief that open-source anything isn’t as good as Microsoft (!)