How to Use Hyphenation in Microsoft Word – 2022

Hyphenation in MS Word is used to break the last word of any line beyond the edge of the document and correct it by distributing equally to the current line and its bottom line.

Doing so will give clear and uniform spacing for the text of the document beautifully. There is no need to justify the text if it is in the format.

2 Ways to Hyphenate Text in Word

There are two methods 1. Automatic 2. Manual.

1. Automatic

Make sure there is some text in your document.

Go to the “Layout” tab, then click “Hyphenation” in the “Page Setup” group, and then select automatically from the options.

Automatic
Automatic

2. Manually Hyphenating Text

Make sure there is some text in your document.

Go to the “Layout” tab, then click “Hyphenation” in the “Page Setup” group, and then select “Manual”.

As soon as you click manual, a prompt popup box will open

In the dialogue box, you are prompted to select whether the text should be hypnotized by the “Yes” or “No” options from the beginning.

Manual
Manual

If you select “Yes” the text will be hyphenated.

If you select “No” the text will not be hyphenated and moves forward to suggest the next.

After completion of it, a done prompt dialogue will open as in the picture below.

Options:

Before hyphenating document text, you can adjust zones, and “Limit” or “No limit” are the consecutive hyphens and you may or may not hyphenate words in capital letters based on your requirement.

Hyphenation Options
Hyphenation Options

Automatically Hyphenate Document:

Select this option to automatically hyphenate text in your document after choosing all the options in the dialogue box.

Automatically Hyphenate Document
Automatically Hyphenate Document

Words in CAPS:

If “Hyphenate Words in CAPS” is selected in the dialogue box, all the CAPITAL words are to be hyphenated. If you don’t want just uncheck this option.

Hyphenate words in CAPITAL
Hyphenate words in CAPITAL

Hyphenation Zone:

It means the distance between the right margin of a page and the last word in a sentence. It measures space in inches. A close word is to be adjusted to the right margin before being hyphenated.

Hyphenation Zone
Hyphenation Zone

Limit Consecutive Hyphens to:

Limit consecutive hyphens to
Limit consecutive hyphens to

You can “Limit” or “No limit” in the hyphenation in a paragraph. If you don’t want the limit, then leave the default option “No limit”. Or you can change numbers for limitation by selecting the up or down arrow.

What are the Hyphenated words meaning?

It means to break the last word of any line beyond the edge of the document and correct it by distributing the word to the current line edge and the bottom line edge. Doing so will give clear and uniform spacing for the text of the document beautifully. There is no need to justify the text if it is hyphenated.

What is Automatic Hyphenation?

If you choose this option, the content in your document will be automatically hyphenated.

How to Capitalize hyphenated words?

Double-click the hyphenated word to select it, then press and hold down the “Shift key” and press “F3” two times (Shift + F3).

How do to date hyphens?

Simply, select an automatic hyphen to update all in a document.

How to find 50, 100, or 500 hyphenated words

There is no such tool or command in a word document.

How to Hyphen Multiple words

An automatic hyphen is used to hyphen multiple words.

How do hyphen after a specific letter?

There is no such tool or command in a word document.

How to use the dash in writing

1. Make sure there is some text in your document.
2. Go to the “Layout” tab in MS Word, then click Hyphenation in the “Page Setup” group, and then select “Automatic” from the options.
3. Now your text is dashed automatically.

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