I just found out how to avoid hyphenation in a single word, which took me a long time, so I am posting it here for anyone else looking for it:
Select the word you want to "keep together".
Open the Character window/palette, it's on Cmd-T.
Click the tiny menu in the upper-right corner of that window.
Select the last option, no break.
It is possible both to add new hyphenation rules to existing language dictionaries in InDesign and to add new language dictionaries.
Adding a language (Albanian)
The exact steps you have to take to add a dictionary for a new language vary according to your OS (operating system) and which version of InDesign you’re using. There is a very clear and ...
Close all your Documents (this makes any change global, so it applies to every new document afterwards)
with InDesign still open, Go to Type > Paragraph > Tip arrow options
Choose Hyphenation > shut it off
Honestly when the task is too big and hyphenation becomes a task in itself, I will just completely turn off hyphenation, so not sure if this answers your dilemma, but it is my "best practice".
Hyphenation is many times difficult to control 100% and there are always exceptions the client needs to check, and the designer needs to fix manually, so if ...
I figured it out. The target file has a + beside the [Basic Paragraph]+ Style. I noticed that it was set to hyphenate, for some reason. The file was obviously created that way. Even when I changed the style to defaults, saved the file, then closed/re-opened, the [Basic Paragraph]+ Style had hyphenation on again. There were some other odd settings in that ...
With InDesign launched and active and no document open, uncheck the Hyphenation option on the Paragraph Panel.
That will turn off Hyphenation for any new document and honor any pasted text frame hyphenation setting.
Essentially, adjusting things like this without a document open sets it's preference overall.
In addition, you may need to edit the [basic ...
You can do it by using a set of find/replace functions to replace every space character with an en space, and inserting a very narrow space character between each letter, so InDesign will not see the words as actual words, but it will look like words. This will result in lines breaking wherever the text meets the text frame's edge.
First, find and replace ...
Insert a discretionary line break in the position where InDesign breaks the word. A Discretionary Line Break adds a preferred position to break a word but does not display the usual hyphen - very useful to indicate preferred breaks in long URLs, for example (after all slashes).
From your example I understand you don't necessarily want to have breaks in '...
The "no document open" thing has never worked in Illustrator - I believe you may be thinking of Indesign there. In Illustrator, with no document open, there are no paragraph or character styles even available.
You have to edit the [Basic Paragraph] paragraph style in the Document Profiles for Illustrator - the startup files.
Here's Adobe's rundown on ...
My bet would be that B and C might be either an older tradition or some Central European (German/Austrian) custom. I am Croatian and I found recently that newest orthography manual says this is how it is done in my language, although I don't remember that I've ever seen it in practice. Since many orthographic rules in Croatian were set way back when we where ...