Questions tagged [hyphenation]

The use of hyphens to break words across lines to manage spacing variations in justified text, the evenness of unjustified line breaks, and words that would not otherwise fit on the measure.

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Hyphenation for documents that are a mix of two languages

My primary language is Russian, but most of my documents are a mix of Russian and English paragraphs and sometimes even sentences/words in the same paragraph. (I use InDesign for my own personal needs....
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Why InDesign hyphenate English words even when the language of a paragraph is not English?

I have just discovered that InDesign hypenation is both very smart and somewhat weird. Test text: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur communications. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur ...
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How to user User dictionary to indication hyphenation

I’m trying to build a custom hyphenation dictionary, and with the ressources I found, it doesn’t seams to work. Right now, I have a User dictionary, containing one word with a required hyphenation. It ...
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What's the best practice for hyphenation in InDesign?

I always get those annoying hyphens on almost every line no matter what I'm doing. I edit each line individually as necessary but this becomes tedious for bigger tasks. Is there a better way to manage ...
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InDesign line composing for left alignment

I see this kind of text alignment (alternation of long line/short line over and over) in many books lately. I wonder if there is any way to achieve this with a combination of specific justification + ...
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Cannot use hyphenation properly in InDesign

I work mostly with old Slavonic and old Greek texts where there are plenty of diacritical signs and every time when pasting text from word to InDesign, I have some problem with. For example, they are ...
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How to prevent hyphenation in InDesign?

In my InDesign application settings I have hyphenation turned off for new documents as my default setting. When I copy one or more text boxes from a source document to a target document with ...
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Hyphenation of particular languages in InDesign

Is it possible to add new hyphenation rules to InDesign, and what languages does it have built-in hyphenation for?
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Turn off ALL hyphenation in Illustrator

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, ...
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Making InDesign break all words but not hyphenate them

I'm looking for a way to make InDesign break words regardless of good design practices and not hyphenate them. For instance: The quick brown fo x jumps over the l azy dog. I would have done it ...
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Turn off Hyphenation in Illustrator globally

Adobe Illustrator CC likes to force hyphenation on every single piece of text. It used to be possible in earlier versions to switch it off globally for new documents through the Paragraph palette ...
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Hyphenation of compound words

When a compound word is hyphenated, should a second hyphen be added at the beginning of the next line? And what is the case for compound words connected by a dash instead of a hyphen? Is any of the ...
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Does hyphenation increase readability?

All I could find on the subject was this paper, which is pretty interesting in itself. But it only deals with preference. 57% of the test subject prefers hyphenated text. This is kind of surprising ...
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Hyphenation on many line breaks

Sometimes, word processors screw up hyphenation by hyphenating a series of consecutive lines. This just happened to me in a spectacular way:                 What's most annoying in the above case is ...
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InDesign: how to turn off hyphenation

I am pasting text into a text box in InDesign, I have a Paragraph Style set for that box and I am using "Justify with last line aligned left" (as seen in the screenshot). I'm not sure how to ...
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