How to Get Rid of Hyphenation on Publisher

Updated July 20, 2017

Publisher is Microsoft's marketing project software, developed for producing professional-quality newsletters, greeting cards, resumes, catalogues, brochures and much more. The designer can create documents from blank pages or choose from the many templates that are included with the program, modifying to suit the sophistication of his audience. Publisher installs with hyphenation turned on, but removing hyphenation is simple if you know where to find the options.

Click "File," then under the "Help" category, click "Options." The "Options" window will open.

Scroll halfway down the left column, click "Advanced," then uncheck "Automatically hyphenate in new text boxes" near the bottom of the "Editing options" category.

Click "OK." This will stop hyphenation for all new text boxes and propagate to every modified document until the box is rechecked.

Click on the text box and press "Ctrl" and "A" to highlight all the text within the text box.

Click "Text Box Tools" from the ribbon, then "Hyphenation" in the first column, or "Ctrl," "Shift" and "H."

Uncheck "Automatically hyphenate this story."

Click "OK."

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About the Author

Annie Sway began focusing on a journalism career in 2010, after nearly a decade spent composing in-house training materials. She also published a special-interest newsletter, initially developed as a catalyst for a career change by honing her graphic design skills. Sway holds a Bachelor of Arts in biological aspects of conservation from the University of Wisconsin.