Remove hyphenation

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You can remove all automatic hyphenation and each instance of manual hyphenation, such as optional and nonbreaking hyphens.

Remove automatic hyphenation

  • On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Hyphenation, and then click None.

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Remove manual hyphenation

  1. On the Home tab, in the Editing group, click Replace.

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  2. If you don't see the Special button, click More.

  3. Click Special, and then click one of the following:

    • Click Optional Hyphen to remove manual hyphens.

    • Click Nonbreaking Hyphen to remove nonbreaking hyphens.

  4. Leave the Replace with box empty.

  5. Click Find Next, Replace, or Replace All.

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