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Chapter 23. Paragraph Formatting > Hyphenation and Justification

Hyphenation and Justification

Hyphenation and justification—usually called “H&J” by those who love fine typography—are the controls (along with the dictionaries we talk about in Chapter 21) which your composition engine uses to decide how much text to fit on a line. InDesign uses two separate dialog boxes to control H&J—Justification and Hyphenation—which are each found on the Paragraph or Control palette’s flyout menu.

Applying H&J Settings

PageMaker, QuarkXPress, and InDesign all let you control H&J at the paragraph level, but the way the settings are applied differs among programs. Specifically, InDesign doesn’t let you save H&J settings, as XPress does. Rather, you apply H&J settings in the following ways:


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