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Hyphenation

By default, LibreOffice moves words that do not fit on a line to the next line. If you want, you can use automatic or manual hyphenation to avoid this behavior:

Automatic hyphenation

Automatic hyphenation inserts hyphens where they are needed in a paragraph. This option is only available for paragraph styles and individual paragraphs.

To automatically hyphenate text in a paragraph:

  1. Right-click in a paragraph, and choose \<emph\>Paragraph\</emph\>.

  2. Click the Text Flow tab.

  3. In the Hyphenation area, select the Automatically check box.

  4. Click \<emph\>OK\</emph\>.

To automatically hyphenate text in multiple paragraphs:

If you want to automatically hyphenate more than one paragraph, use a paragraph style.

For example, enable the automatic hyphenation option for the "Default" paragraph style, and then apply the style to the paragraphs that you want to hyphenate.

  1. Choose View - Styles, and then click the Paragraph Styles icon.

  2. Right-click the paragraph style that you want to hyphenate, and then choose \<emph\>Modify\</emph\>.

  3. Click the Text Flow tab.

  4. In the \<emph\>Hyphenation\</emph\> area, select the \<emph\>Automatically\</emph\> check box.

  5. Click \<emph\>OK\</emph\>.

  6. Apply the style to the paragraphs that you want to hyphenate.

Manual Hyphenation

You can insert a hyphen where you want on a line, or let LibreOffice search for the words to hyphenate, and then offer a suggested hyphenation.

To Manually Hyphenate Single Words

To quickly insert a hyphen, click in the word where you want to add the hyphen, and then press +Hyphen(-).

If you insert a manual hyphen in a word, the word is only hyphenated at the manual hyphen. No additional automatic hyphenation is applied for this word. A word with a manual hyphen will be hyphenated without regard to the settings on the \<emph\>Text Flow\</emph\> tab page.

To manually hyphenate text in a selection:

  1. Select the text that you want to hyphenate.

  2. Choose \<emph\>Tools - Language - Hyphenation\</emph\>.

Checking Spelling and Grammar

Thesaurus

Changing the Default Template

Preventing Hyphenation of Specific Words

Text Flow

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