With no document open, choose Hyphenation from the Paragraph panel menu. Rememberit will only affect new paragraphs going forward.
John Mensinger wrote:
With no document open…
That will change the default behavior of new documents, but it won't change anything in existing documents.
Since hyphenation is a paragraph attribute, you need to change it in all of the text you wish to change. If you haven't used paragraph styles, you will need to select all of the text and change it manually. If you have used paragraph styles, you will need to change the hyphenation settings in those styles. If you have based your styles on other styles, you will have fewer styles to change, unless hyphenation was something that was already different between the master style and the style based on it.
What I really want is to turn hyphenation OFF so there are no hyphenated words. But doing that leaves huge holes at the right of every paragraph.
So I might have somthing like:
The was in the backyard
eating a bone that he found
in the trash by the corner
and there is a ton of room to fit 'eating' at end of first line and "in the" to the second line.
I bet you have the paragraph composer turned on and Balance Ragged Lines enabled. That's the only way I can reproduce that configuration with your sample text.
I'll check it later today.