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Bad breaks and double hyphenation

Community Beginner ,
Jan 02, 2020 Jan 02, 2020

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Is there a way to stop ID from hyphenating a word that already has a hyphen in it? I'm trying to avoid bad breaks like:

 

twen-ty-

two

 

I'd like ID to either break the word where the hyphen already is, or not break the word at all.

 

Thanks!

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Community Expert , Jan 02, 2020 Jan 02, 2020

Check out this post from David Blatner at InDesign Secrets: https://indesignsecrets.com/stop-hyphenated-words-hyphenating.php

It involves setting up a "no-break" Character style then using Grep Styles to find actually hyphenated words and applying the no-break style to them.

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Jan 02, 2020 Jan 02, 2020

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Check out this post from David Blatner at InDesign Secrets: https://indesignsecrets.com/stop-hyphenated-words-hyphenating.php

It involves setting up a "no-break" Character style then using Grep Styles to find actually hyphenated words and applying the no-break style to them.

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Jan 03, 2020 Jan 03, 2020

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If you add a discretionay hypen (ctrl-shift-dash) after the hypen then you will get as you want while retaining the flexibility of reflowable text.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 03, 2020 Jan 03, 2020

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This doesn't always work, unfortunately. Sometimes ID will break the word in a place other than where the discretionary hyphen is, or I'll get two hyphens showing up.

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May 19, 2021 May 19, 2021

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Ben je er al uit? Bij bewerken - voorkeuren-  moet je bij woordenboek Hunspell wijzigen in Proximity.

Probleem opgelost. 😉

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Feb 16, 2023 Feb 16, 2023

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I too am having a PROBLEM with hyphenate!! It is breaking words in absolutely wrong places:  examples:  so-mething, ge-nerations, Cz-echoslovakia - you get the idea. Have any of you had any resolution with your issues?

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Feb 16, 2023 Feb 16, 2023

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Does your text have the correct language?

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Feb 17, 2023 Feb 17, 2023

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I'm sorry, I'm not quite sure what you mean? Thank you.

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