Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

The Incredible Non-Breaking Hyphen

Thursday, December 18th, 2008 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help, MS Word
 
Loading...


The Incredible Non-Breaking Hyphen

Okay, so I’m sure many of you know how to insert a non-breaking space between two words, right? That is, a space that will not allow the word to the left to be separated from the word to the right.

Well, if not, here it is: Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar

Instead of inserting the usual space between two things, use Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar and the items won’t be split on two lines.

It’s a very handy trick for dates in your documents! I hate it when I get the month at the end of one line and then the date at the beginning of the next. Using this one in a date wherever a space goes will force the program to keep the date on a single line, even through later editing when you might unknowingly split them.

Now, back to today’s topic of the non-breaking hyphen!

It’s the same scenario as with the spaces. You’ve got a hyphenated word, such as “e-mail,” but MS Word is putting the “e-” on one line and “mail” on the next. Not quite what you were hoping for, so what can you do?

I suppose you could go in and use the Enter key to force Word to put everything together, but that’s a nightmare for later editing.

So, instead of the usual hyphen, try Ctrl + Shift + Hyphen. With that, you’ll find that the hyphenated word is treated as a single word and not split onto two different lines.

Voila. An easy way to control exactly what’s going where in your documents!

~ April

Leave a Reply


Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: