Inserting Non-breaking Spaces, Hyphens and Soft Hyphens

Non-breaking spaces

To prevent two words from being separated at the end of a line, hold down the and the Shift key when you type a space between the words.


In Calc, you cannot insert non-breaking spaces.

Non-breaking hyphen

An example of a non-breaking hyphen is a company name such as A-Z. Obviously you would not want A- to appear at the end of a line and Z at the beginning of the next line. To solve this problem, press Shift++ minus sign. In other words, hold down the Shift and keys and press the minus key.

Replacing hyphens by dashes

In order to enter dashes, you can find under Tools - AutoCorrect - AutoCorrect Options - Options the Replace dashes option. This option replaces one or two hyphens under certain conditions with an en-dash or an em-dash (see AutoCorrect Options).

For additional replacements see the replacements table under Tools - AutoCorrect - AutoCorrect Options- Replace. Here you can, among other things, replace a shortcut automatically by a dash, even in another font.

Soft hyphen

To support automatic hyphenation by entering a soft hyphen inside a word yourself, use the keys +minus sign. The word is separated at this position when it is at the end of the line, even if automatic hyphenation for this paragraph is switched off.

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