Unchecking Hyphenation still causes all subsequent text to be lost

Community Beginner ,
Dec 04, 2018

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I see this has NOT been resolved since 2014:

I lose words when i uncheck hyphenate

I want to have 2 paragraphs of text that simulates ancient Greek manuscripts.  NO hyphens and NO breaking at a syllable.  When they ran out of space in the papyrus roll they just continued the word, wherever the break was, on the next line.

I tried to turn off hyphenation for the one paragraph.  All text gone for the rest of the doc.  I tried setting up a new style with no hyphenation.  All text gone...

4 years, and InDesign has not fixed this problem.

I pay for a subscription and can't get support for a bug?  This is bs.

I will now start looking at Lulu and other vendors who don't require you to work with a POS program once I finish this book.

Short of typing each line individually, counting letters, and then hitting return (with single space) so I get the look I want, I see no other  solution.  Does any InDesign employee want to try to keep me in the camp?  And keep me from putting out to all academics I know NOT to self-publish with ad-Oh-be.

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 05, 2018
Laubender Adobe Community Professional , Dec 05, 2018
Hi gregorys84937500 ,try what samar1234 is suggesting.You may substitute every blank with a FIXED_WIDTH_NONBREAKING_SPACE character to make it work:Regards,Uwe

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New Here ,
Dec 04, 2018

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Can you modify the font to turn the hyphen into a space?

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Try this under Paragraph Style Options:

– Basic Character Formats: make sure No Break is NOT selected

– Advanced Character Formats -> Language: [No Language]

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Thanks, this solved my issue!

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Enthusiast ,
Dec 05, 2018

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> All text gone for the rest of the doc.  I tried setting up a new style with no hyphenation.  All text gone...

I guess it's not gone, it's just overflowing, right?

That paragraph, perhaps it contains words that doesn't fit on one line? Or does it use non-breaking spaces instead of normal spaces? Either way, the text needs more space when hyphenation is not allowed, and overflowing is the way that InDesign (and I believe all other DTP software) handles this situation. Words can not be broken up unless hyphenation is on.

If I had this (very uncommon) problem, and I need to do it many times, or on a large mass of text, I'd write a script that puts line breaks at the right places.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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Hi gregorys84937500 ,

try what samar1234 is suggesting.

You may substitute every blank with a FIXED_WIDTH_NONBREAKING_SPACE character to make it work:

NoLanguage-text.PNG

Regards,
Uwe

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Enthusiast ,
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Acutally trying the answer from samar1234 and following your excellent screensshots Uwe... make me realize I'd like to erase my previous answer!

: )

Seems to work fine!

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