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thanks. I tried what Tim suggested. It then will break after 'Bruin' until I enter more characters. Then it breaks after 'Bru'. So it wasn't that the manual break wasn't working--it was insisting on breaking automatically before it got to the manual break.

So I need some way to stop it from breaking after 'Bru' when it wants to do that. Either only let it break after 'Bruin' or keep it from breaking altogether, as John suggested. But I don't want to turn off automatic hyphenating for the entire paragraph style.

It looks like there's a method for preventing hyphenation in the name altogether--in 'writing aids' under options, by adding the word to a dictionary followed by '='.That seems to have done it.

I think I've also finally found how to prevent auto hyphenating at undesired points (like 'Bru-')--certainly not intuitive: inserting 'No width no break'.

Thanks for the suggestions.

On 03/19/2015 09:21 PM, John Jason Jordan wrote:
On Thu, 19 Mar 2015 20:26:26 -0400
Eric Beversluis <> dijo:

I've got a name 'Bruinsma' that LO wants to hyphenate between the 'u'
and the 'i'. I'm trying to get it to hyphenate between the 'n' and the
's'. LO won't let me. I go to tools->language->hyphenation with the
word highlighted, but there's no way I can get it to move the hyphen.
If I put my cursor where I want it to hyphenate and click 'hyphenate',
it just closes the dialog and leaves the hyphen in the original place.
There also doesn't seem to be a way to tell LO not to hyphenate that
word at all.

As I read the manuals, I should be able to just use 'ctrl plus -' to
manually place a hyphen. But this doesn't work either.
I don't know the answer to your question, but I'd like to point out
that in traditional typesetting proper names are not hyphenated.

I have LO on Xubuntu and Ctrl - does add a hyphen in 'Bruinsma'
as you wanted it to do. And the name does break on the optional hyphen
when I add text to force it beyond the end of the line.

Do I assume correctly that otherwise hyphenation is working as expected?

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