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How to use the Hyphenation feature in Microsoft Word


There is a feature in Word that can make your text looks neat on your page, especially if you have challenges justifying your text. Hyphenation is needed when Word wants space, so it runs down to the next line. When Hyphenation is turn on Word, hyphenate it instead, the Hyphenation feature allows Word to insert line breaks and hyphens within words to attain a more consistent line length.

Word breaks lines between words and after punctuation when the Automatic Hyphenation feature is turned off.

Hyphenation feature in Microsoft Word

Hyphenation is a feature in Microsoft Word that creates consistent spacing and saves space in your document. The Hyphenation feature offers options such as Automatic, which allows Word to hyphenate the text while you type and is quicker; Manual allows Word to make Hyphenation suggestion and provide more control and The Hyphenation Options change the behavior of the selected text.

In this tutorial, we will explain how to:

    1. How to turn on Automatic Hyphenation to break lines and hyphenate words.
    2. How to turn off the Automatic Hyphenation.
    3. How to use Manual to select hyphenate words in a document.
  1. How to control the Hyphenation settings.

1] Turn on Automatic Hyphenation to break lines and hyphenate words in Word

Open Microsoft Word.

On the  Layout tab in the Page Setup group, click the Hyphenation button.

In the drop-down list, click Automatic.

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2] Turn off the Automatic Hyphenation in Word

On the  Layout tab in the Page Setup group, click the Hyphenation button.

In the drop-down list, click None.

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3] Use Manual to select hyphenate words in a Word document

On the  Layout tab in the Page Setup group, click the Hyphenation button.

In the drop-down list, click Manual.

For each of the Hyphenation suggested, click Yes or No.

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4] How to control the Hyphenation settings in Word

On the  Layout tab in the Page Setup group, click the Hyphenation button.

In the drop-down list, click Hyphenation Option.

A Hyphenation dialog box will pop up.

Inside the dialog box, you can choose to Hyphenate document Automatically, Hyphenate words in CAPS,

The Hyphenation zone is the maximum distance of a hyphen from a document margin, and then choose an option from the  Limit consecutive hyphens to the list box.

Then OK.

We hope this tutorial helps you understand how to control the Hyphenation feature in Word.

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