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Hyphenation Options

Please add a checkbox (or something), so that you can turn off hyphenation of words that are connected to an em dash, and for words that already have a hyphen in them. And related to that, please always break hyphenated words/phrases/URLs at the hyphen, instead of adding another hyphen.

We currently have to search for all these "bad breaks" and this feature would be a big help.

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  • Paul Nylander commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is this a difference between InDesign's older hyphenation engine ("Proximity") and the newer open-source version ("Hunspell")? Seems like switching the hyphenation dictionary in user preferences back to Proximity solves this problem (at least for US English).

    Still, I agree completely. This is a fairly common typesetting rule and should be at least an option in InDesign without resorting to contorted grep styles and such.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, please!
    Add option to ignore automatic hyphenation for words which contain hyphens, e.g. state-wide, non-English, etc, etc. So those words always break at hyphens.

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