Have you ever had a hyphenated word break lines when you wanted to keep the word together? Or had a name that you wanted on the same line, but the last name kept ending up on the second line of text? If you’ve run into a situation like either of these, then you’ll like non-breaking spaces and hyphens in Word.
A nonbreaking hyphen will move the first part of a hyphenated word to the next line of your document, even when the fist part of the word would fit on the previous line (see second example in picture above).
A nonbreaking space will keep two words together and not split them across lines.
To insert a:
- Nonbreaking hyphen: Ctrl+Shift+Hyphen
- Nonbreaking space: Ctrl+Shift+Space
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