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Inserting a non-breaking hyphen

11150 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2007 10:28 AM by Theophilus RSS
Theophilus Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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Aug 17, 2007 3:27 PM
How can one insert a non-breaking hyphen into a Pages document?
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  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Aug 17, 2007 4:50 PM (in response to Theophilus)
    Have you tried Option + - ? I know that creates an en-dash, but it is non-breaking.

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  • Kurt Weber Level 6 Level 6 (13,945 points)
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    Aug 17, 2007 5:31 PM (in response to Peggy)
    Peggy- isn't the en-dash shiftoption - ?

    Your suggestion creates the non breaking hyphen. You can also do option+space to keep two words on the same line.

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  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
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    Aug 17, 2007 6:40 PM (in response to Kurt Weber)
    Kurt, shiftoption - is the em dash. Option + - is the en dash.

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  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,895 points)
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    Aug 20, 2007 8:21 PM (in response to Theophilus)
    I can't find a way to type a non-breaking hyphen. There is no mention of one in Help and I can't find a key combination that produces one. You may have to do as Peggy suggests and use an en dash.

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  • Bekins Level 3 Level 3 (725 points)
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    Aug 21, 2007 9:58 AM (in response to Walt K)
    You can insert a non-breaking hyphen from the Character Palette. It's in General Punctuation, with a unicode value of 2011.

    There's no keyboard equivalent for it, but you could set up an auto-correct entry that inserts it. E.g., auto correct "+-" with "‑". Because of how auto-correct works, you have to type a space in order for it to kick in, then delete the space. Thus you'd type +-<space><delete>. Kind of ugly, but still probably easier than bringing up the character palette each time.

    Alternatively, if you keep the character palette up a lot of the time, you can add the non-breaking hyphen to the Favorites section to more quickly find it each time.
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