automatic hyphenation

automatic hyphenation

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A feature of some word processors which can insert hyphens into words which would otherwise extend beyond the right hand margin of the page.

More advanced word processors may have options to control the position of the hyphen, to restrict certain words from being hyphenated, and to allow custom dictionaries of hyphenation points to be built up.
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Computer scientists of the time proposed methods of automating various processing of text, such as lexical analysis, language translation, revising manuscripts, sorting, indexing, and automatic hyphenation.
Although not at all common, I have noticed this end-of-line-hyphenation problem more with double-spaced manuscripts and manuscripts produced using word processors with automatic hyphenation.
This enhancement enables Free Edit users to enjoy the full power of Pageflex composition technology - including the ability to flow text on a path, automatic hyphenation, and other professional-level typographic controls -- within the highly accessible Flash platform.
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