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Old January 17th 10, 10:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Robert[_7_]
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Default How to stop Word from breaking words across lines?

I'm using "Betsy" (a cursive font) in a custom-sized Word 2003 document.
Unlike typical documents where lines break between words, the lines in this
document are breaking wherever the character length reaches the right margin
regardless of whether there's a space or not. Its not even adding hyphenation
marks between these word breaks. Consequently, words may have only 1 or 2
characters at the end of a line and the remainder on the next line, or most
of a word at the end of a line and the last 1-2 characters on the next line.

I want to keep all characters in a word together. Is there an option similar
to Widows and Orphans (for controlling paragraph breaks) that determines how
Word breaks words across lines?

Thanks in advance for your help!
-Robert
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Old January 18th 10, 01:55 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default How to stop Word from breaking words across lines?

It would appear that your font is erroneously coded as "decorative" (like a
symbol font) and so is allowed to break anywhere. There may be no solution
but to use a different font (or manual line breaks).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Robert" wrote in message
...
I'm using "Betsy" (a cursive font) in a custom-sized Word 2003 document.
Unlike typical documents where lines break between words, the lines in
this
document are breaking wherever the character length reaches the right
margin
regardless of whether there's a space or not. Its not even adding
hyphenation
marks between these word breaks. Consequently, words may have only 1 or 2
characters at the end of a line and the remainder on the next line, or
most
of a word at the end of a line and the last 1-2 characters on the next
line.

I want to keep all characters in a word together. Is there an option
similar
to Widows and Orphans (for controlling paragraph breaks) that determines
how
Word breaks words across lines?

Thanks in advance for your help!
-Robert


  #3  
Old January 18th 10, 01:55 AM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Posts: 33,626
Default How to stop Word from breaking words across lines?

It would appear that your font is erroneously coded as "decorative" (like a
symbol font) and so is allowed to break anywhere. There may be no solution
but to use a different font (or manual line breaks).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Robert" wrote in message
...
I'm using "Betsy" (a cursive font) in a custom-sized Word 2003 document.
Unlike typical documents where lines break between words, the lines in
this
document are breaking wherever the character length reaches the right
margin
regardless of whether there's a space or not. Its not even adding
hyphenation
marks between these word breaks. Consequently, words may have only 1 or 2
characters at the end of a line and the remainder on the next line, or
most
of a word at the end of a line and the last 1-2 characters on the next
line.

I want to keep all characters in a word together. Is there an option
similar
to Widows and Orphans (for controlling paragraph breaks) that determines
how
Word breaks words across lines?

Thanks in advance for your help!
-Robert


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Old January 19th 10, 06:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Robert[_7_]
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Default How to stop Word from breaking words across lines?

Yeah, I kinda figured something like that was at play. But, I wanted to check
to make sure. Fortunately, there are other cursive fonts I can use. BTW, is
there any way to correct the "miscoding" of the Betsy font to make it
function like a normal font?

-Robert





"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

It would appear that your font is erroneously coded as "decorative" (like a
symbol font) and so is allowed to break anywhere. There may be no solution
but to use a different font (or manual line breaks).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Robert" wrote in message
...
I'm using "Betsy" (a cursive font) in a custom-sized Word 2003 document.
Unlike typical documents where lines break between words, the lines in
this
document are breaking wherever the character length reaches the right
margin
regardless of whether there's a space or not. Its not even adding
hyphenation
marks between these word breaks. Consequently, words may have only 1 or 2
characters at the end of a line and the remainder on the next line, or
most
of a word at the end of a line and the last 1-2 characters on the next
line.

I want to keep all characters in a word together. Is there an option
similar
to Widows and Orphans (for controlling paragraph breaks) that determines
how
Word breaks words across lines?

Thanks in advance for your help!
-Robert


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Old January 19th 10, 06:25 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Robert[_7_]
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Posts: 4
Default How to stop Word from breaking words across lines?

Yeah, I kinda figured something like that was at play. But, I wanted to check
to make sure. Fortunately, there are other cursive fonts I can use. BTW, is
there any way to correct the "miscoding" of the Betsy font to make it
function like a normal font?

-Robert





"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

It would appear that your font is erroneously coded as "decorative" (like a
symbol font) and so is allowed to break anywhere. There may be no solution
but to use a different font (or manual line breaks).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Robert" wrote in message
...
I'm using "Betsy" (a cursive font) in a custom-sized Word 2003 document.
Unlike typical documents where lines break between words, the lines in
this
document are breaking wherever the character length reaches the right
margin
regardless of whether there's a space or not. Its not even adding
hyphenation
marks between these word breaks. Consequently, words may have only 1 or 2
characters at the end of a line and the remainder on the next line, or
most
of a word at the end of a line and the last 1-2 characters on the next
line.

I want to keep all characters in a word together. Is there an option
similar
to Widows and Orphans (for controlling paragraph breaks) that determines
how
Word breaks words across lines?

Thanks in advance for your help!
-Robert


.

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Old January 19th 10, 07:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default How to stop Word from breaking words across lines?

If you have a font editor such as Fontographer, presumably you can do it,
but I don't actually know anything about that.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Robert" wrote in message
...
Yeah, I kinda figured something like that was at play. But, I wanted to
check
to make sure. Fortunately, there are other cursive fonts I can use. BTW,
is
there any way to correct the "miscoding" of the Betsy font to make it
function like a normal font?

-Robert





"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

It would appear that your font is erroneously coded as "decorative" (like
a
symbol font) and so is allowed to break anywhere. There may be no
solution
but to use a different font (or manual line breaks).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Robert" wrote in message
...
I'm using "Betsy" (a cursive font) in a custom-sized Word 2003
document.
Unlike typical documents where lines break between words, the lines in
this
document are breaking wherever the character length reaches the right
margin
regardless of whether there's a space or not. Its not even adding
hyphenation
marks between these word breaks. Consequently, words may have only 1 or
2
characters at the end of a line and the remainder on the next line, or
most
of a word at the end of a line and the last 1-2 characters on the next
line.

I want to keep all characters in a word together. Is there an option
similar
to Widows and Orphans (for controlling paragraph breaks) that
determines
how
Word breaks words across lines?

Thanks in advance for your help!
-Robert


.


  #7  
Old January 19th 10, 07:14 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
external usenet poster
 
Posts: 33,626
Default How to stop Word from breaking words across lines?

If you have a font editor such as Fontographer, presumably you can do it,
but I don't actually know anything about that.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Robert" wrote in message
...
Yeah, I kinda figured something like that was at play. But, I wanted to
check
to make sure. Fortunately, there are other cursive fonts I can use. BTW,
is
there any way to correct the "miscoding" of the Betsy font to make it
function like a normal font?

-Robert





"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

It would appear that your font is erroneously coded as "decorative" (like
a
symbol font) and so is allowed to break anywhere. There may be no
solution
but to use a different font (or manual line breaks).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org

"Robert" wrote in message
...
I'm using "Betsy" (a cursive font) in a custom-sized Word 2003
document.
Unlike typical documents where lines break between words, the lines in
this
document are breaking wherever the character length reaches the right
margin
regardless of whether there's a space or not. Its not even adding
hyphenation
marks between these word breaks. Consequently, words may have only 1 or
2
characters at the end of a line and the remainder on the next line, or
most
of a word at the end of a line and the last 1-2 characters on the next
line.

I want to keep all characters in a word together. Is there an option
similar
to Widows and Orphans (for controlling paragraph breaks) that
determines
how
Word breaks words across lines?

Thanks in advance for your help!
-Robert


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