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With no spaces between words, and no hyphens, what would expect to happen?
InDesign has no way to break the text at the end of each line, so the text just overflows the frame.
@Jeff what I was hoping to do is make the characters fill the frame (like justification) and break the line at the point which it could no longer fit.
I understand there may not be a way to do this as it's a unique situation (testing kerning for type design project) and normally this wouldn't be useful for most people.
However, another situation I encountered with my students this week in our typesetting class was when this happened using words in a narrow column, and of course the text disappears and they are greatly confused as to what happened. I raised the question to this scenario as it seems InDesign could be improved in how it delivers use feedback in the error process, which would be especially helpful for people new to learning the program.
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I see a way of doing this:
1. Set the language formatting of the text to "No Language"
2. Turn hyphenation off
Hope, that helps.
Great answer Uwe!
Actually, your answer works even if you don't turn hyphens off. I guess because without a Language, there are no hyphens.
Thanks Laubender for interpreting my question as a real problem, and that I had an intention.
It's a weird situation but this will be incredibly helpful for proofing my kerning pairs