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Is there a way to associate a keyboard shortcut for the "Hyphenate" option?

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Jul 19, 2023 Jul 19, 2023

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I confess it a drag to be slave to reaching for the checkbox with the mouse everytime I need to turn hyphenation off in a paragraph...

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Community Expert , Jul 19, 2023 Jul 19, 2023

Would it be an option for you to turn off hyphenation in your paragraph format?

 

Otherwise, in my German InDesign there is the default shortcut [Shift]+[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[H]

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Jul 19, 2023 Jul 19, 2023

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I think you've found the only control in the entire layout that has no key assignment.

 

There is an assignment for the hyphenation menu; open that and a shift-tab takes you to the checkbox. Might be able to script that, or use a system or keyboard macro.


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Would it be an option for you to turn off hyphenation in your paragraph format?

 

Otherwise, in my German InDesign there is the default shortcut [Shift]+[Ctrl]+[Alt]+[H]

pixxxelschubser_0-1689793248759.png

 

 

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Yes, of COURSE we'd look for it under "Auto-hyphenation"! Programmers... sigh.


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Jul 21, 2023 Jul 21, 2023

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Es arbeiten!!!!!! Vielen danke dir!!!!! XXX

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Jul 21, 2023 Jul 21, 2023

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You are welcome. And thank you for the nice feedback.

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Hi @Roger Breton , If @pixxxelschubser ’s toggle option doesn’t work for you (toggling Hyphenation off leaves it turned of for new text creation), it can be scripted with the script assigned a key command. Something like this would turn off Hyphenation for the selected range of text :

 

 

var s = app.activeDocument.selection
if (app.activeDocument.selection.length == 0) {
	alert("No Text Selected")
} else{
    if (s[0].hasOwnProperty("paragraphs")) {
        s[0].paragraphs.everyItem().hyphenation = false
    }    
}

 

 

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Jul 19, 2023 Jul 19, 2023

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The key command only toggles hyphenation for the current paragraph, as an override. Moving to another paragraph is unaffected (the new paragraph retains whatever setting it had.)

 

That seems to be what the OP wants, but the script alternative is nice to have.


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Moving to another paragraph is unaffected (the new paragraph retains whatever setting it had.)

 

I meant if you create a new text frame and enter some text. I get this:

 

Screen Shot 41.png

 

 

Toggle Hyphenation Off with the key command:

Screen Shot 42.png

 

Make a new text frame and enter some text:

Screen Shot 43.png

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Hi Rob,

I still prefer to use paragraph formats.
😉

 

By the way, nice script snippet.

 

 

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Oh, I wouldn't use any of these methods to control hyphenation; that's definitely one thing that should be controlled by a style. But the OP asked, we stumbled around into an answer, that's a victory. 🙂


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Oh, I wouldn't use any of these methods to control hyphenation; that's definitely one thing that should be controlled by a style


By @James Gifford—NitroPress

 

It's nice that we have the same opinion.
😉

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