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Chapter 6. Formats > To prevent a word from hyphenating or specify where a word...

To prevent a word from hyphenating or specify where a word will hyphenate:

1.
Choose Utilities menu > Hyphenation Exceptions.

2.
Type a word that you don't want hyphenated . Don't enter spaces, punctuation marks, or capital letters.

or

Specify how a word will be hyphenated by typing it with the hyphen.

3.
Click Add or press Enter.

4.
Optional: To edit an entry, click on it, edit it in the field, then click Replace.

5.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 for any other words, then click Save. Hyphenation exceptions are saved in the XPress Preferences file.

Tip

If, for some reason, you want to hyphenate a word manually, don't use a regular hyphen, which would stay in your text if the text reflows. Instead, use a discretionary hyphen (Ctrl-hyphen), which will disappear if the text reflows (though the invisible marker for it will remain).

If you're not sure where the proper spot is to enter a hyphen in a particular word, choose the Content tool, click in the word, then choose Utilities menu > Suggested Hyphenation (Ctrl-H). If no hyphens display in the dialog box, the word should not be hyphenated at all.

Line Check, which is part of Type Tricks, a free XTension, identifies hyphenated words. It also performs other tasks, like identifying loose lines in justified text.



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