I imported a long document from word (a book manuscript), reformatted some, and find that it's splitting words in odd locations, and quite a few per paragraph. This seems like an annoying problem if I have to shift + enter for each word...anyone know an easier way? Thanks.
Select some of the text and make sure that the character formatting attribute is set to English (so it can use the built-in dictionary for hyphenation). You can view this on the Character or Control panel.
- If you don't need hyphenation of words: select all text, go to Paragraph panel and uncheck "Hyphenate" option
- If you want hyphenation but change the default hyphenation frequency: Go to Paragraph panel flyout menu > Hyphenation... and edit the default settings
- If such word splits are caused by any forced line breaks in original script, do a find change in ID: find forced line breaks change to no line breaks