Auto hyphenation of long words creates nonsense - swith off Autohyphenate
Posted on 2011-09-13
My kids often bring home work from school that they have produced on the computer. One piece recently caused a real song and dance, parent-child argument over the use of hyphens in words. I was complaining that you can't just merrily hyphenate a word just because it won't fit within the text box on a piece of work to be told that the system adds the hyphen itself.
Having argued that it wouldn't do that because it created bad grammar/spelling (must check this to make sure I don't have either of these) I tried it in Publisher and lo & behold, when typing text into a text box, rather than wrapping it will add a hyphen and carry the rest of the word to the next line. Hideous or what???
Is this a setting that can be switched off?? Being somewhat of a pedant, I detest seeing misuse of hyphens.
Assistance much appreciated.