Hyphenate text

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Do any of the following:

ShowAutomatically hyphenate all of a document

  1. On the Tools menu, point to Language, and then click Hyphenation.
  2. Select the Automatically hyphenate document check box.
  3. In the Hyphenation zone box, enter the amount of space to leave between the end of the last word in a line and the right margin.

To reduce the number of hyphens, make the hyphenation zone wider. To reduce the raggedness of the right margin, make the hyphenation zone narrower.

  1. In the Limit consecutive hyphens to box, enter the number of consecutive lines that can be hyphenated.

ShowAutomatically hyphenate part of a document

  1. Select the text you don't want to hyphenate.
  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph, click the Line and Page Breaks tab, and then select the Don't hyphenate check box.
  3. Click OK.
  4. On the Tools menu, point to Language, and then click Hyphenation.
  5. Select the Automatically hyphenate document check box.
  6. In the Hyphenation zone box, enter the amount of space to leave between the end of the last word in a line and the right margin.

To reduce the number of hyphens, make the hyphenation zone wider. To reduce the raggedness of the right margin, make the hyphenation zone narrower.

  1. In the Limit consecutive hyphens to box, enter the number of consecutive lines that can be hyphenated.

ShowManually hyphenate all of a document

  1. Make sure no text is selected.
  2. On the Tools menu, point to Language, and then click Hyphenation.
  3. Click Manual.
  4. If Microsoft Word identifies a word or phrase to hyphenate, do one of the following:

ShowManually hyphenate part of a document

  1. Select the text you want to hyphenate.
  2. On the Tools menu, point to Language, and then click Hyphenation.
  3. Click Manual.
  4. If Microsoft Word identifies a word or phrase to hyphenate, do one of the following:
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003