Inserts hyphens in words that are too long to fit at the end of a line.

LibreOffice searches the document and suggests hyphenation that you can accept or reject. If text is selected, the Hyphenation dialog works on the selected text only. If no text is selected, the Hyphenation dialog works on the whole document.

To access this command...

Choose Tools - Language - Hyphenation

On the Tools bar, click

Icon Hyphenation



To automatically hyphenate the current or selected paragraphs, choose Format - Paragraph, and then click the Text Flow tab. You can also apply automatic hyphenation to a paragraph style. In text where automatic hyphenation is enabled, the Hyphenation dialog will not find any word to hyphenate.

When LibreOffice finds a word that requires hyphenation, do one of the following options:


To exclude paragraphs from the automatic hyphenation, select the paragraphs, choose Format - Paragraph, click the Text Flow tab, and then clear the Automatically check box in the Hyphenation area.


To disable the Hyphenation dialog and always hyphenate automatically, choose - Languages and Locales - Writing Aids, and select the Hyphenate without inquiry check box.

To manually enter a hyphen directly in the document, click in the word where you want to add the hyphen, and then press +Minus sign (-).

To insert a non-breaking (protected) hyphen directly in the document, click in the word that you want to hyphenate, and then press Shift++Minus sign(-).

To hide soft hyphens, choose - LibreOffice Writer - Formatting Aids, and then clear the Custom hyphens check box.



Displays the hyphenation suggestion(s) for the selected word.

Shigjetë e majtë dhe e djathtë

Set the position of the hyphen. This option is only available if more than one hyphenation suggestion is displayed.

I ardhshmi

Ignores the hyphenation suggestion and finds the next word to hyphenate.

Hifeno pa pyetur

Inserts the hyphen at the indicated position.


Removes the current hyphenation point from the displayed word.

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