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Hyphenating text in CorelDRAW

Hyphenating text in CorelDRAW

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Hyphenating text

Hyphenation breaks words between lines when the whole word does not fit on one line. You can have CorelDRAW hyphenate automatically. When you use automatic hyphenation, CorelDRAW uses a preset hyphenation definition, in combination with your hyphenation settings. You can specify hyphenation settings such as the minimum number of letters before and after a hyphen, and the hot zone. Optional hyphens let you specify where a word will break when it is at the end of a line. You can also create custom definitions for optional hyphenation, which allow you to specify where a hyphen is inserted in a specific word whenever that word is entered in CorelDRAW.

 

Process to hyphenate paragraph text automatically

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To hyphenate paragraph text automatically

  1. Select the paragraph text frame or a paragraph.

  2. Click Text Use hyphenation.

 Hyphenation can be used for any of the writing tool languages you have installed.

 

Process to insert an optional hyphen

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To insert an optional hyphen

  1. Using the Text tool , click in a word where you want to place an optional hyphen.

  2. Click Text Insert formatting code Optional hyphen.

You can insert an optional hyphen by pressing Ctrl + -.


Process to create a custom definition for optional hyphenation

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To create a custom definition for optional hyphenation

  1. Click Text Insert formatting codes Custom optional hyphens.

  2. Type the word for which you want to create the hyphenation definition in the Word box.
    As you type in the Word box, the same text is entered in the Hyphenated word box.

  3. In the Hyphenated word box, click where you want the optional hyphen inserted, and press the hyphen key (-).

  4. Click Add definition.

You can also

 

Create a custom hyphen definition for a specific language keyboard

Enable the Show all languages check box, and choose a language option from the Language list box.

Automatically insert custom optional hyphens when typing

Enable the When typing check box.

Automatically insert custom optional hyphens when typing, pasting, or importing text

Enable the When pasting and importing text check box.

Delete a custom optional hyphen definition

Click Remove definition

  • The custom hyphenation definition is defined only for the language you choose in the Language list box. You can choose another language without affecting your keyboard.

  • You can create a custom optional hyphen definition by selecting a word in the document. The word appears in the Word box of the Custom optional hyphens dialog box. After you insert the optional hyphen in the Hyphenated word box, you can apply it by clicking Apply to selection.

  • You can find and replace optional hyphens

 

Process to modify hyphenation settings

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To modify hyphenation settings

  1. Select the paragraph text frame or a paragraph.

  2. Click Text Hyphenation settings.

  3. Enable the Automatically hyphenate paragraph text check box.

  4. Perform a task from the following table.

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Do the following

Hyphenate capitalized words

Enable the Break capitalized words check box.

Hyphenate words in all uppercase

Enable the Break words using ALL CAPS check box.

Set the minimum word length for automatic hyphenation

In the Hyphenation criteria area, type or set the number of characters in the Minimum word length box.

Set the minimum number of characters to precede a hyphen

In the Hyphenation criteria area, type or set the number of characters in the Minimum characters before box.

Set the minimum number of characters to follow a hyphen

In the Hyphenation criteria area, type or set the number of characters in the Minimum characters after box.

Set the hot zone

In the Hyphenation criteria area, type or set the number of characters in the Distance from right margin box.

 

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