How To Turn Hyphenation On Or Off In Microsoft Word

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Video duration: 3:10
Hyphenation is when Microsoft Word sometimes splits words across two lines, placing a hyphen at the end of one line to show that the word continues on the next line. Some people like this feature, others don’t. Certainly hyphenation can make your document’s right hand edge look much less ragged, but then too many hyphenated words can make it harder to read the text. In this quick video I show you how to easily turn hyphenation on or off, and show you the difference it can make to your document.

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23 thoughts on “How To Turn Hyphenation On Or Off In Microsoft Word

    Christine Anggeline

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    Its not working to me idk why

    Khaled Sadeq

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    Great thanks.. Very informative video.

    Taryn Charnock

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    Useful information; but, really! Why use 1000 words, where one will do? This video should have maxed at 30 seconds …

    Ping-Nam Lee

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    Thanks a lot. It seems very easy after watching this video. Cheers~


    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    Skip the preamble and go to 3:09

    Lee Pinnguin

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    what if you have a hyphenated word the just happens to come at the end of a sentence? I have "world-gifts that shows on my page as "world-" "gifts" (gifts being on the next line. I want the word to show on one line without a "world – gift" space in the middle of it.

    Chrys.K.M Chris

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    Lifesaver. Hyphonation really gets on my nerves!

    Kiki Fitzgerald

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    Thanks The Tech Train. Very well explained with a voice of clarity and conviction! Super helpful 😉👍

    Michael Munga

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    that was really important…..i had struggled to undue a letter a report i'd done…for close to an hour before thinking about looking it up…
    Many thanks The tech Train

    Timothy Gerber-Mellish

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    So many webpages talk and say nothing – your video solved the problem instantly! Thank You

    SpiderTuxedo Games

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    THANK YOU!!!

    Major Bonnie

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    Thanks—-this helped me a lot,

    Keshia Osmundson

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    Twice the length it needs to be to get to the point of what is being done, but helpful none the less. Thanks!


    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    thank you, have a good one.

    Ruby K

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    wtf 3 minutes _!_!

    Improvement Guy

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    I'm writing an analytical report right now. Thanks

    Brian Monahan

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    spellcheck has missed all commas and also it seems has placed a space between commas and their word, eg , hello , how ,are , you , Help!

    Habibullah Shakil

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    ohh..thanks for the awesome job..

    Anthony Perry

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)


    Judith Sansweet

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    Thank you… you made my day! 🙂

    Stacey Hall

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    I give your video a major thumbs up. It was easy to see how to use it and follow the steps. Thanks for your help.

    ahmed berwari

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    Thanks for explanation ..this work only when you have a paragraph ?

    Wilson Santiago

    (February 11, 2019 - 7:14 am)

    thumbs up

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