Where is hyphenation option in Word

Word 2016 and 2013 have feature that lets users to enter long words in the end of line as hyphenated text.


Sentence Without Hyphenation


Sentence With Hyphenation


This automatic hyphenation feature is by default disabled in Word 2013 and you can enable use the option available as part of the Page Layout menu.

Click Page Layout option and navigate to Page Setup section.


Click Hyphenation option and change the default value from None to Automatic or Manual based on your preference.


If you want to Hyphenate words in CAPS or Limit Consecutive hyphens then you can use the settings available as part of Hyphenation Options.

In Category: MS Office, Word 2013, Word 2016

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  • Anne March 26, 2014, 12:04 pm

    THANK YOU!!! I found this yesterday and then for the life of me could not find the silly command again!!!

  • juan November 29, 2014, 7:18 pm

    Where are the extra options?
    Some years ago MS Word had an option to choose the minimum length of words that could be hyphenated.

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