Hyphenation divides words between syllables at the end of a line to avoid short lines. When a word does not fit on a line and automatic hyphenation is selected, a combination of hyphenation algorithms, rules and exceptions will be used to determine whether the word should be hyphenated.

The hyphenation algorithms vary between languages. You can set the hyphenation rules, including the minimum word length to hyphenate, and add exceptions to the hyphenation algorithms to the dictionary.

To automatically hyphenate text: Select Auto Hyphenation from the Hyphenation submenu in the Type menu.

To modify the hyphenation rules: Choose Set Hyphenation from the Hyphenation submenu in the Type menu to display the Auto Hyphenation dialog box. Set the smallest word to hyphenate, the minimum characters before and after a hyphen, the maximum lines which can be hyphenated in a row and the Hyphenation Zone. You can also limit hyphenation to Lowercase Words Only.

Hyphenation Zone is the area at the end of the line in which a natural line break will occur even if an automatic hyphenation point could be used. This prevents broken words in which a negligible improvement in justification would occur. A value of 0 will cause all points to be considered.

To hyphenate one occurrence of a word: Place the insertion point between the letters at which to break the word. Type Control - (hyphen key) or choose Insert Soft Hyphen from the Hyphenation submenu in the Type menu.

    Define Hyphenation


Hyphenation  Sub-Section  url:PGSuser/paragraph#autohyphen
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