This seems like something that should be easy to do... but I'm stuck, today, needing to use Illustrator. And desperately want to turn off ALL hyphenation.

How do I do this? There's no switch, seemingly, to do it.

And I don't fancy entering the entire dictionary into the exceptions panel in preferences.

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    Window > Type > Paragraph and at the bottom of the window Hyphenate (checkbox). All new text boxes you create will use this setting (unless overwritten by a style), though when you make a new document, it defaults to hyphenate again. Another way would be to have it in your Paragraph Style: Window > Type > Paragraph styleParagraph style options > Hyphenation > Hyphenate (checkbox). – Joonas Dec 9 '16 at 8:55
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    @Joonas that should probably be an aswer ;) – joojaa Dec 9 '16 at 8:57
  • @joonas, I completely agree with joojaa, that's an answer! Which begs a question... why is it there, and not in the preferences? – Confused Dec 9 '16 at 9:17
  • @joojaa, is there somewhere I can ask about other's experiences with the new Illustrator? It's mind bendingly stuttery and laggy for me, on a crisp new Macbook Pro. I have VERY low expectations for Illustrator performance on a Mac, but it's getting ridiculous, and far beyond bothersome. Have switched to using Affinity Designer, despite it only being half baked, at best... stuck with Macbook Pro, and no Bootcamp, for a few days... and REALLY missing CorelDraw for quick things I need to show and explain. INFURIATION at all time highs. – Confused Dec 9 '16 at 9:21
  • @Confused, the Hyphenate option has lived in the paragraph panel going back to, at least, the original Creative Suite. If your Illustrator is running unexpectedly slow, try un-ticking the GPU performance box in Illustrator preferences > GPU Performance. You can find a list of system requirements for optimal GPU Performance here. – zeethreepio Dec 9 '16 at 16:06

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