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Re: Suggestions

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  • Subject: [mg111648] Re: Suggestions
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2010 05:12:13 -0400 (EDT)

Hyphenation DOES use hyphens! Here's how:

1. Open the Option Inspector, change "Show option values" to "Selected 
Notebook" (or just "Selection", if that's what you want).

2. In the Lookup field type "Hyphenation" (it's under
    Formatting Options > Text Layout Options).

3. Change the option setting for Hyphenation from False to True.

You should now be able to see the results as you change the width of 
your notebook window.

If you're going to use hyphenation, then probably you want to 
right-justify the text as well. That's accessible from the Format menu 
(which you could apply, say, to all Text cells by first selecting them 
and then using the menu); or you can use the Option Inspector again -- 
the entry for TextJustification is just above the one for Hypenation.

On 8/8/2010 7:22 AM, Fred Klingener wrote:
> On Aug 7, 1:31 am, John Fultz<jfu... at>  wrote:
>> On Fri, 6 Aug 2010 06:56:53 -0400 (EDT), S. B. Gray wrote:
>>> This was posted in 2003:
>>> "Selwyn Hollis"<selw... at>  wrote in message
> ...
>> Most of your list makes sense to me, but I'm curious about your point #1. What
>> about the word-wrapping frustrates you and what kind of system would you find
>> more rational?
> I'd love to figure out how to make Hyphenation use hyphens. There used
> to be options to set this, but AFAICT they went away, I don't know
> when. If they are still there, I can't find them in the docs and can't
> find them with exhaustive trial.
> I'd love to figure out some overall principles guiding fonts,
> indentation, justification, hyphenation, etc. when I'm led by other
> considerations to nest Styles, TextCells, Panes or Panels and other
> elements. A lot of the inheritance rules I imagine would apply don't.
> I'd love to see a more tolerant Google-like doc search facility.
> Thanks for listening,
> Fred Klingener

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