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Hyphenation for specific words

Jan 24, 2014 7:59 AM

Tags: #hyphenization #indesign_cs6 #hyphenated_word

Good morning,


Sometimes, for layout purposes, I'm required to insert hyphens on certain words in order to make the text flow better. I already use the "Blance ragged lines" option and the automatic "Hyphenate" fonction. I would like to find a command that allows me to hyphenate a certain word without having to do it manually (i.e., adding a dash after a syllable). Ideally I would select the word to hyphen and use that specific command. Is there a way to do that in Indesign?



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    Jan 24, 2014 8:07 AM   in reply to Morgane_adobe13

    You can customise hyphenation points.



    Also I'd limit the use of Balance Ragged Lines.

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    Jan 24, 2014 11:03 AM   in reply to Morgane_adobe13

    I'd use a discretionary hyphen, myself. So, if I wanted the word "hyphenation" to break at an incorrect location (hyphe-nation) I'd use a control-shift-hyphen (Type>Insert Special Character>Hyphens and Dashes) at my desired breakpoint.

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    Jan 24, 2014 12:06 PM   in reply to Morgane_adobe13

    Following up on what Joel said, you can check whether ID agrees with you on where the hyphen should go by putting the cursor at that spot, and then hitting Edit>Spelling>Dictionary; push the Hyphenate button and ID will show you what it would do.  If I'm satisfied, I escape out and use Joel's control-shift-hyphen.



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    Jan 24, 2014 2:30 PM   in reply to David W. Goodrich

    ... and I truly hate Proximity hyphenation, with a ferocity I typically reserve for injustice and slavery and such, so I usually don't check. But I do exactly as David describes when using Hunspell hyphenation dictionaries.

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