13 Replies Latest reply on Nov 10, 2016 1:16 AM by [Jongware]

    $#@! Hyphens

    ook-pik

      This is a yes / no question directed to an Adobe Indesign programmer:

       

      Will you EVER add a document wide ONE STEP option IN PREFERENCES to turn Hyphens off in a master document.

        • 1. Re: $#@! Hyphens
          Scott Falkner Level 5

          1. Who is this you you are addressing? This is a suer to user forum.

           

          2. What is a master document?

           

          3. If by you you mean Adobe, my guess is no.

           

          If you want hyphenation off turn it off with no document open (in fact I believe the default is off). This will turn hyphenation off for all new documents. For already existing documents you should be using Paragraph Styles so you can turn hyphenation off at the style level. You can also use Find/Change to search for hyphenation on and replace it with hyphenation off.

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          • 2. Re: $#@! Hyphens
            Ian Blogs Level 3

            Not entirely sure what you want but with no document open untick hyphenate in the control panel. This will turn off hyphens in all documents.

            • 3. Re: $#@! Hyphens
              ook-pik Level 1

              Let me try this again . . .  YES / NO answer :

               

              Is there a ONE STEP option IN PREFERENCES to turn Hyphens off in a master document.

               

              here's some background:

              I have a 200+ master doc - many many  paragraph styles . . . many many character styles. The doc is updated and added to by many users. Some of the text isn't even a "style" . .It's just a box of text . .thousands of boxes of text

               

              Sooooooo now I have to select all the text boxes . .(this takes along time . . .sometimes I miss one ) and then I open Paragraph - and turn off the hyphens . .BUT THEN, a co-worker dumps a new project sheet in . . and adds her paragraph styles . .which I delete . 

               

              Then I close the doc . .open it 2 days later ( not sure who used it)  . .My boss comes over, we look at the doc and WHAM_O . . . there's a bloody hyphen. ( by now you are correct in assuming that NO HYPHENS in our style guides )

               

              SO now we're all mad and have to go thru the file AGAIN and look for hyphens . . ( can't do a find replace )

               

              SOoooooo back to the question:

               

              Is there a ONE STEP option IN PREFERENCES to turn Hyphens off in a master document ????

               

              • 4. Re: $#@! Hyphens
                Scott Falkner Level 5

                Ian Blogs wrote:

                 

                Not entirely sure what you want but with no document open untick hyphenate in the control panel. This will turn off hyphens in all documents.

                Correction: In all new documents.

                • 5. Re: $#@! Hyphens
                  ook-pik Level 1

                  oh sorry Scott - didn't mean to address that to you - and yes, I'm not familiar with this 'blog-thing" I'm just wanting to know if there's an ONE STEP "on/off switch" that will KILLS HYPHENS DOCUMENT WIDE.

                  • 6. Re: $#@! Hyphens
                    ook-pik Level 1

                    hi Ian,

                     

                    sorry, the file may be to complicated for you to comprehend.

                     

                    I'm looking for a ONE STEP "on/off switch" that will KILLS HYPHENS DOCUMENT WIDE.

                    • 7. Re: $#@! Hyphens
                      ook-pik Level 1

                      . Ok, that's all the time I have - I will have to assume :

                       

                      NO, Indesign does not have a one step option to kill hyphens document wide.

                      • 8. Re: $#@! Hyphens
                        Ian Blogs Level 3

                        True. All new documents.

                        • 9. Re: $#@! Hyphens
                          ook-pik Level 1

                          thx guys -  the answer is no.

                           

                           

                          . . now I need to know how to delete this thread so I don't get anymore e-mails while I'm trying to hit a deadline - HA !

                          • 10. Re: $#@! Hyphens
                            Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

                            When you change the settings when no document is open, every new document is created with those settings.

                             

                            But existing document you have to change once. How much works it needs to change it depends how efficient the document was created. If you have a root paragraph style and any other styles are somehow created on the base of this you need only to change that style.

                             

                            Another method would be to develop a script.

                            • 11. Re: $#@! Hyphens
                              Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

                              ook-pik schrieb:

                               

                              . Ok, that's all the time I have - I will have to assume :

                               

                              NO, Indesign does not have a one step option to kill hyphens document wide.

                              It depends how intelligent someone designed the styles. If all styles don't have a common base, you are right, but if not, it is possible.

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                              • 12. Re: $#@! Hyphens
                                tpk1982 Level 4

                                It is easily doable in Script..

                                • 13. Re: $#@! Hyphens
                                  [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

                                  ook-pik wrote:

                                   

                                  This is a yes / no question directed to an Adobe Indesign programmer:

                                   

                                  Will you EVER add a document wide ONE STEP option IN PREFERENCES to turn Hyphens off in a master document.

                                   

                                  Why would this ever need to go in Preferences? It's a paragraph level setting.

                                   

                                  It's like asking "will you ever have a single font size setting in Preferences". You know, for those who want to use only a single font size.