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In Swedish typographical rules intervals are specified using an en dash
rather than a normal hyphen (for example "the pipe must be 10--12 feet
long"). Inserting one isn't a problem. What is a problem is to avoid breaking
the line at the en dash. Can it be done? If so, how?
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Yes, you can add a non-breaking en dash in Microsoft Word to avoid breaking the line at the en dash. Here's how:
  1. Place your cursor where you want to insert the en dash.
  2. Go to the "Insert" tab in the ribbon at the top of the screen.
  3. Click on "Symbol" in the "Symbols" group.
  4. Select "More Symbols" at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
  5. In the "Symbol" dialog box, select "Arial Unicode MS" from the "Font" drop-down menu.
  6. Scroll down until you find the en dash symbol () and select it.
  7. Click on the "Insert" button to insert the en dash into your document.

To make the en dash non-breaking, follow these steps:
  1. Highlight the en dash you just inserted.
  2. Go to the "Home" tab in the ribbon.
  3. Click on the small arrow in the bottom right corner of the "Font" group to open the "Font" dialog box.
  4. Check the box next to "Nonbreaking Space" under the "Character Spacing" section.
  5. Click on "OK" to close the dialog box.

Now your en dash should be non-breaking, meaning it will stay on the same line as the text before and after it.
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Jocke,
Have you tried putting it in with this combination ctrl+shift+dash
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In Swedish typographical rules intervals are specified using an en dash
rather than a normal hyphen (for example "the pipe must be 10--12 feet
long"). Inserting one isn't a problem. What is a problem is to avoid
breaking
the line at the en dash. Can it be done? If so, how?



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Ctrl+Shift+Hyphen inserts a nonbreaking hyphen, not an en-dash. AFAIK, there
is no nonbreaking en dash, but you can fake it by using the minus sign
(U2212), which is virtually identical and also nonbreaking.

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Jocke,
Have you tried putting it in with this combination ctrl+shift+dash
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In Swedish typographical rules intervals are specified using an en dash
rather than a normal hyphen (for example "the pipe must be 10--12 feet
long"). Inserting one isn't a problem. What is a problem is to avoid
breaking
the line at the en dash. Can it be done? If so, how?




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Thanks Suzanne I'll try that approach!

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
Ctrl+Shift+Hyphen inserts a nonbreaking hyphen, not an en-dash. AFAIK, there
is no nonbreaking en dash, but you can fake it by using the minus sign
(U2212), which is virtually identical and also nonbreaking.




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Ctrl+Shift+Hyphen inserts a nonbreaking hyphen, not an en-dash. AFAIK, there
is no nonbreaking en dash, but you can fake it by using the minus sign
(U2212), which is virtually identical and also nonbreaking.
Thanks, Suzanne. It's better than nothing, but the minus sign can be at a different vertical position (too high) and has extra whitespace at the edges. It really wasn't going to work for me.

However, I have a new workaround (I'm using Word 2010). I created a new "equation" object, put the relevant text in there, changed the type to "normal text" and changed the font back to the one I required. It seems to have fixed the problem! Although MSFT should simply add the nonbreaking dashes; it's an ugly hack.
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