How to Get Rid of Hyphenation on Publisher

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How to Get Rid of Hyphenation on Publisher
A few clicks will turn off hyphenation in Publisher. (Pixland/Pixland/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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    Eliminating Hyphenation from New Text Boxes

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

    Removing Hyphenation from Existing Text Boxes and Templates

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    Uncheck "Automatically hyphenate this story."

  4. 4

    Click "OK."

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