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On Fri, 16 Dec 2022, W. Robert J. Funnell, Prof. wrote:

My assumption is that Chris is looking for help on when to hyphenate compound adjectives (like 'the red-brown dog' but 'the big brown dog'), similar to how LO has rules about when to hyphenate words at the ends of lines. Hyphenation of compound adjectives involves a lot of judgment and personal taste. As far as I know, there's nothing about it in LO.

I bet one could generate of list of frequent hypenated cases and add them to LB's auto-correct function.

Would that work at all?

One could make up one's own list but I bet one can find such lying around online.


- Robert
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Sent: December 15, 2022 20:04
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] hyphenation

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I'm not sure exactly what the problem is.  I hyphenate things all the time with no problems.

If Regina's suggestion is what you need, you can also insert the non-breaking hyphen with 
Ctrl-Shift-Hyphen (much faster for me, anyway, then having to move my hand to the mouse).


On Thu, Dec 15, 2022, at 10:20 AM, Chris J. wrote:

I likely know the answer to this. I'm looking for verification or a
better answer.

The only hyphenation ability in LO Write I'm seeing is for word
splitting and end of a line.

What I'd really like is help with compound adjectives. Does anything
like that exist in LO Writer?


Chris Johnson
Ex SysAdmin, now, writer /Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a night,
but set a man on fire and he'll
be warm for the rest of his life.


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