Dear Tom, and Cindy, I hope you'll jump in if I'm babbling nonsense,
Always With Love,
I haven't tried to answer this before because I don't know the difference between optional hyphens and regular hyphens, and I don't know if your Word is the same as mine.
When I'm validating and run across words that hve spaces between them and shouldn't, or words that have hyphens and shouldn't, I copy the word into replace, put the correct word into replace all, and do it. I find that faster than correcting each word all the time. I suspect, though, that afer you finish reading, if that's what you're doing, a spell-check will catch those words that are hyphenated and shouldn't be.
But are you sure those hyphens are there by mistake? Some older English books, (early 20th-century and before)like the Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie, and even if I remember correctly the Whistling Hangman which was written in the United States, I believe, hyphenated words that we no longer due. When I've accepted a book like that I've put a note about those hyphens in the long synopsis.
--- tom hawkins <tjhawk1@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Yep did that! Still got'em! Any other thoughts?
----- Original Message ----- From: Gerald Hovas
Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 4:34 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: optional hyphens
Did you try looking it up in Word's Help information? Here's what I found.
If you used automatic hyphenation On the Tools menu, point to Language, and then click Hyphenation. Clear the Automatically hyphenate document check box.
-----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of tom hawkins Sent: Saturday, October 01, 2005 5:33 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] optional hyphens
Friends, does any one know how to turn off the optional hyphens that are placed in the middle of the pages byMicrosoft Word, splitting words for no apparent reason? Thanks for the help,Tom Hawkins
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