#### How to insert non-breaking hyphen?

Version: 2008
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard)
Processor: Intel

I have searched unsuccessfully to find out how to insert a non-breaking hyphen into a Word doc.  Used to be really simple ... but now ???? <br><br>Help!  Thanks.

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JoanM
4/7/2010 4:25:13 PM
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Hi Joan;

I don't know what "really simple" method you remember, but it hasn't changed
in Word 2008 from what it was in 2004 & prior. Either go to Insert> Symbol>
Special Characters or use the keyboard shortcut of Shift+Command+ -

Regards |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

On 4/7/10 12:25 PM, in article 59bb6a33.-1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0,
"JoanM@officeformac.com" <JoanM@officeformac.com> wrote:

> Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Processor: Intel I
> have searched unsuccessfully to find out how to insert a non-breaking hyphen
> into a Word doc.  Used to be really simple ... but now ????
>
> Help!  Thanks.


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CyberTaz
4/7/2010 5:24:34 PM
Thank you for responding!  It may not have changed, but unless you can remember the key commands, forget finding out 'how to' with Word Help.  I did stumble onto the 'command+shift+-' combination today by plugging in various key commands just before reading your reply. But really, who thinks of a hyphen as a 'symbol'.  I like things back when 'key commands' were really easy to find.  <br>
I need to vent here a bit about Word.  My biggest beef is that I searched for the 'non-breaking hyphen' in Word Help in all variables of the search term I could think of from simplest to compound, and Help did not come up with how to insert a 'non-breaking hyphen'.   <br>
That is just one of many, many times that Help has NOT been at all helpful when a simple word is plugged into Search.  If I didn't know from past experience that it is do-able I would have found nothing in Help to assist. <br>
For example:  a search for 'non-breaking hyphen' brought up: <br>
Hyphenate text automatically <br>
Hyphenate part of a document manually <br>
Hyphenate an entire document manually <br><br>NONE of which described the simple key commands for non-breaking hyphen. <br><br>Thanks again for responding. <br><br><br><br>> Hi Joan; <br>
>  <br>
> I don't know what &quot;really simple&quot; method you remember, but it hasn't changed <br>
> in Word 2008 from what it was in 2004 &amp; prior. Either go to Insert> Symbol> <br>
> Special Characters or use the keyboard shortcut of Shift+Command+ - <br>
>  <br>
> Regards |:>) <br>
> Bob Jones  <br>
> [MVP] Office:Mac <br>
>  <br>
>  <br>
>  <br>
> On 4/7/10 12:25 PM, in article 59bb6a33.-1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0, <br>
> &quot;JoanM@officeformac.com&quot;  wrote: <br>
>  <br>
> > Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Processor: Intel I <br>
> > have searched unsuccessfully to find out how to insert a non-breaking hyphen <br>
> > into a Word doc.  Used to be really simple ... but now ???? <br>
> >  <br>
> > Help!  Thanks. <br>
>  <br>
>

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JoanM
4/7/2010 8:09:04 PM
In article <59bb6a33.1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0>,
<JoanM@officeformac.com> wrote:
>I need to vent here a bit about Word.  My biggest beef is that I searched for the 'non-breaking hyphen' in Word Help in all variables of the search term I could think of from simplest to compound, and Help did not come up with how to insert a 'non-breaking hyphen'.   <br>

Note to self: Stick with Word 2004, where a search for the phrase
"non-breaking hyphen" in Word Help returns:

* Insert an optional hyphen or a nonbreaking hyphen

Patty


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Patty
4/7/2010 9:04:36 PM
Hi Patty:

Stick with Word 2004, Patty :-)

The Help in Word 2008 is back to the pre-Word X days: it's truly useless.
But the worst part of it is that the person who is responsible for the mess
doesn't think there's a problem...

Cheers

On 8/04/10 7:04 AM, in article 4bbcf364$0$1658$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net, "Patty Winter" <patty1@wintertime.com> wrote: > > In article <59bb6a33.1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0>, > <JoanM@officeformac.com> wrote: >> I need to vent here a bit about Word. My biggest beef is that I searched for >> the 'non-breaking hyphen' in Word Help in all variables of the search term I >> could think of from simplest to compound, and Help did not come up with how >> to insert a 'non-breaking hyphen'. <br> > > > Note to self: Stick with Word 2004, where a search for the phrase > "non-breaking hyphen" in Word Help returns: > > * Insert an optional hyphen or a nonbreaking hyphen > * About hyphenating text > > > Patty > > -- The email below is my business email -- Please do not email me about forum matters unless I ask you to; or unless you intend to pay! John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer, McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410 | mailto:john@mcghie.name   0 John 4/7/2010 11:56:08 PM  - type hyphen _ shift hyphen (underscore) =E2=80=94 option shift plus Hyphen (em Dash) =E2=80=93 option hyphen =E2=80=93 (en Dash) - shift command - CyberTaz wrote: > Hi Joan; > > I don't know what "really simple" method you remember, but it hasn't ch= anged > in Word 2008 from what it was in 2004& prior. Either go to Insert> Sy= mbol> > Special Characters or use the keyboard shortcut of Shift+Command+ - > > Regards |:>) > Bob Jones > [MVP] Office:Mac > > > > On 4/7/10 12:25 PM, in article 59bb6a33.-1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0, > "JoanM@officeformac.com"<JoanM@officeformac.com> wrote: > >> Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Processor: Int= el I >> have searched unsuccessfully to find out how to insert a non-breaking = hyphen >> into a Word doc. Used to be really simple ... but now ???? >> >> Help! Thanks. > --=20 Phillip M. Jones, C.E.T. "If it's Fixed, Don't Break it" http://www.phillipmjones.net http://www.vpea.org mailto:pjones1@kimbanet.com   0 Phillip 4/8/2010 12:45:04 AM In article <C7E358B8.867A%john@mcghie.name>, John McGhie <john@mcghie.name> wrote: > >Stick with Word 2004, Patty :-) :-) Will do, John! >The Help in Word 2008 is back to the pre-Word X days: it's truly useless. >But the worst part of it is that the person who is responsible for the mess >doesn't think there's a problem... Ouch! It sounds like you know that from painful personal experience... :-( Maybe you could get a helmet so it doesn't hurt as much when you beat your head against the wall. :-) Patty   0 Patty 4/8/2010 1:18:38 AM Your assessment of Office 2008 Help is far too benevolent :-) The fact is that it is virtually worthless. It's particularly poor on this issue because the overall feature of Symbols & Special Characters was given virtually no attention in the development of Office 2008. My understanding is that the decision was made to not devote resources to it because of the capability provided by the OS X Character Viewer � which I heartily recommend. If it isn't yet activated on your Mac go to System Preferences & add it to the Menu Bar. I believe it's in the preferences group called either Language or International in Leopard (it's now known as "Language & Text" Preferences in Snow Leopard. Look it up in Mac Help... I believe you'll find it far more useful & it's available in any Mac app you're running, not just Office apps. It wouldn't hurt to drop a line to MacBU by way of Help> Send Feedback to let them know exactly what your experience has been. As John replied here, we can plead the case until we're unconscious, but it's response from the 'general public' that's more likely to be heard. Regards |:>) Bob Jones [MVP] Office:Mac On 4/7/10 4:09 PM, in article 59bb6a33.1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0, "JoanM@officeformac.com" <JoanM@officeformac.com> wrote: > Thank you for responding! It may not have changed, but unless you can > remember the key commands, forget finding out 'how to' with Word Help. I did > stumble onto the 'command+shift+-' combination today by plugging in various > key commands just before reading your reply. But really, who thinks of a > hyphen as a 'symbol'. I like things back when 'key commands' were really easy > to find. > I need to vent here a bit about Word. My biggest beef is that I searched for > the 'non-breaking hyphen' in Word Help in all variables of the search term I > could think of from simplest to compound, and Help did not come up with how to > insert a 'non-breaking hyphen'. > That is just one of many, many times that Help has NOT been at all helpful > when a simple word is plugged into Search. If I didn't know from past > experience that it is do-able I would have found nothing in Help to assist. > For example: a search for 'non-breaking hyphen' brought up: > Hyphenate text automatically > Hyphenate part of a document manually > Hyphenate an entire document manually > > NONE of which described the simple key commands for non-breaking hyphen. > > Thanks again for responding. > > > >> Hi Joan; >> >> I don't know what "really simple" method you remember, but it hasn't changed >> in Word 2008 from what it was in 2004 & prior. Either go to Insert> Symbol> >> Special Characters or use the keyboard shortcut of Shift+Command+ - >> >> Regards |:>) >> Bob Jones >> [MVP] Office:Mac >> >> >> >> On 4/7/10 12:25 PM, in article 59bb6a33.-1@webcrossing.JaKIaxP2ac0, >> "JoanM@officeformac.com" wrote: >> >>> Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) Processor: Intel I >>> have searched unsuccessfully to find out how to insert a non-breaking hyphen >>> into a Word doc. Used to be really simple ... but now ???? >>> >>> Help! Thanks. >> >>   0 CyberTaz 4/8/2010 2:08:49 AM Hi Patty: You are correct, there is "beating" and "Heads" involved. But the head I had in mind is not the one on my shoulders :-) I have been in and around computing for 30 years (like Bob, although he claims to be younger...). Long enough to know that like anything else, the software industry is enslaved to "fashion", and this year's fashion is "metrication". What isn't measured doesn't matter... You know this nonsense... Invented by the Harvard Business School, I believe, and very popular right up until the global financial crisis neutered America. The business community is now slowly unpicking itself from the damage this has caused. The software industry will take a little longer... The problem we have is that Microsoft is using metrics to determine which help topics are "popular" and which are not. The "popular" topics are getting the effort and money, the "unpopular" ones are getting deleted. We tried to explain to them that the fundamental flaw in this methodology is that "You can't count what isn't there!" There's nothing in the metrics to reveal the topics that are needed but don't exist, let alone the topics that are not used because they're rubbish. Which is why I keep exhorting people in here to use the "Send Feedback" buttons on the bottom of each Help topic to send your message directly in to the person responsible for making the decisions on where to spend the money on the help system. If you can't find it at all, or you find it but it's useless, or it's simply not there... Click the "This was useless!!" button and tell them why. Otherwise, it will never get any better... Cheers On 8/04/10 11:18 AM, in article 4bbd2eee$0$1673$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net,
"Patty Winter" <patty1@wintertime.com> wrote:

>
> In article <C7E358B8.867A%john@mcghie.name>,
> John McGhie  <john@mcghie.name> wrote:
>>
>> Stick with Word 2004, Patty :-)
>
> :-) Will do, John!
>
>> The Help in Word 2008 is back to the pre-Word X days: it's truly useless.
>> But the worst part of it is that the person who is responsible for the mess
>> doesn't think there's a problem...
>
> Ouch! It sounds like you know that from painful personal experience... :-(
> Maybe you could get a helmet so it doesn't hurt as much when you beat
>
>
> Patty
>

--

matters unless I ask you to; or unless you intend to pay!

John McGhie, Microsoft MVP (Word, Mac Word), Consultant Technical Writer,
McGhie Information Engineering Pty Ltd
Sydney, Australia. | Ph: +61 (0)4 1209 1410 | mailto:john@mcghie.name


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John
4/8/2010 8:59:30 AM

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