How Do I Turn Off Hyphenation in Adobe InDesign?

By default, Adobe InDesign CC hyphenates words to make text more aesthetically pleasing. Turn hyphenation off for one or more paragraphs by disabling that feature from the Control panel. Alternatively, prevent InDesign from hyphenating a single word by selecting No Break from the Control panel menu.

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InDesign uses a built-in dictionary to identify which words it can hyphenate.
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One or More Paragraphs

Step

Open the Window menu and select Control if the Control panel is not currently open.

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Alternatively, open the Control panel by pressing "Ctrl+Alt+6".
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Alternatively, if you only want to select a single paragraph, click anywhere within it.
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Step

Click the Text Tool in the Tools panel and use your mouse cursor to select the paragraphs you do not want InDesign to hyphenate.

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The Hyphenate check box is ticked by default.
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Untick the Hyphenate check box in the Control panel to disable hyphenation for the selected paragraphs.

Single Word

Step

Click the Text Tool in the Tools panel and use that tool to select a word from your document.

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If you cannot see the Tools panel, open the "Window" menu and select "Tools."
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The Control panel menu contains a set of context-sensitive options.
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Open the Control panel menu.

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InDesign
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Click No Break to turn hyphenation off for the selected word.