How to Remove Hyphens in Adobe Illustrator

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How to Remove Hyphens in Adobe Illustrator
It is easy to remove hyphens from an Adobe Illustrator document. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful tool used by professional and amateur graphic designers alike. In Illustrator, it is easy to insert and stylise blocks of text for design projects. When words run over the lines they are on, Illustrator is set to hyphenate them and carry them on to the next line. However, if you do not want hyphens in your text, it is easy to change this preset.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Computer

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  1. 1

    Navigate to the Window menu along the top left of the program screen.

  2. 2

    Pick "Type" from the Window menu.

  3. 3

    Choose the Paragraph menu from under the Type subheading. The Paragraph menu will bring up a pop-up dialogue box on the screen.

  4. 4

    Uncheck the "Hyphenate" section of the Paragraph pop-up menu. This will automatically remove all hyphenation from the Illustrator document.

Tips and warnings

  • If you only want to remove hyphenation in certain cases, you will have the option in the Hyphenate section of the Paragraph menu of removing hyphenation only from capitalised words or only from words of a certain length.

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