Discretionary Hyphens and Nonbreaking Hyphens

Discretionary hyphens are useful when a word at the end of a line is not in your hyphenation dictionary, or when you want to break the word at a place different than that chosen by InDesign. Discretionary hyphens have the good manners to disappear when not needed. If the text is edited so that the word is no longer at the end of the line, the discretionary hyphen disappears.

A discretionary hyphen also serves another purpose: You can prevent a word from breaking by placing a discretionary hyphen in front of its first letterCmd+Shift+Hyphen (Ctrl+Shift+Hyphen). You can also prevent an individual word, or a string of words, from breaking by selecting it and then choosing No Break from the Character palette fly-out menu.

Multilingual Documents

InDesign CS2 comes with 35 dictionaries representing 28 languages (there are several flavors of Englishlegal, medical, British, Canadian) and the one you have applied to your type will determine how that type is hyphenated and spellchecked. If you are working on a multilingual document, as is common in countries like Canada or Switzerland, make sure you apply the appropriate language dictionary to the appropriate passages of text. But even if you have only an excerpt, a single paragraph in a second language for example, you can specify the appropriate language dictionary for that range of text so that the text hyphenates with the right syllable breaks and so that it is spell-checked in the right language.

Hyphenation and User Dictionaries

Part I: Character Formats

Getting Started

Going with the Flow

Character Reference

Getting the Lead Out

Kern, Baby, Kern

Sweating the Small Stuff: Special Characters, White Space, and Glyphs

OpenType: The New Frontier in Font Technology

Part II: Paragraph Formats

Aligning Your Type

Paragraph Indents and Spacing

First Impressions: Creating Great Opening Paragraphs

Dont Fear the Hyphen

Mastering Tabs and Tables

Part III: Styles

Stylin with Paragraph and Character Styles

Mo Style

Part IV: Page Layout

Setting Up Your Document

Everything in Its Right Place: Using Grids

Text Wraps: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Type Effects

InDesign Type. Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
ISBN: 0321385446
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 186
Authors: Nigel French

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