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OpenOffice: Activate or Deactivate Automatic Hyphenation

Question by Guest | 2014-10-08 at 16:06

I am just editing a document using OpenOffice Writer, that is the word processing program of this office suite. Unfortunately, OpenOffice is always separating long words at the end of the line.

I would like to turn off this automatic hyphenation, as the word separation does not really look good in my case.

I have already clicked through some menus, but I can not find the function or option to deactivate or manage the hyphenation. Can someone help me? Furthermore, is it possible to set the hyphenation only for a particular paragraph individually?

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Du kannst die automatische Silbentrennung für das ganze Dokument, für einzelne Absätze oder für bestimmte Formatvorlagen aktivieren oder deaktivieren.

  1. Click on the menu "Format > Paragraph" and it will open a new window (alternatively, you can press F11).
  2. There you go on the tab "Text Flow".
  3. At the top, you can find the option "hyphenation" where you can set a hook for automatic hyphenation. In addition, you can define some rules for the separation at this point.

Depending on whether there is a text selected or not at the moment, the setting applies for the whole document or only for the currently selected text.

If you want to define the hyphenation for particular style sheet, you can press F11 and then click with the right mouse button on the style (for example Heading or Text Body) and there on "Edit" and again on "Text Flow".

Similarly, you can define the settings for a paragraph when you have selected the paragraph and you click with the right mouse button on it. Again, you can find "Paragraph" in the context menu and "Text Flow" in the opening window.
2014-10-08 at 16:59

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