Dawn Bjork Buzbee
The Software Pro®
Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
Certified Microsoft Office 2010 Specialist (MOS 2010) Master Instructor
Certified Microsoft Office 2007 Specialist (MOS 2007) Master Instructor
Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (MCAS) Instructor
Certified Microsoft Office Expert
Certified Women's Business Enterprise (WBE)
WOSB (Women-Owned Small Business) Certified
Microsoft Word Tip
Versions: All versions of Microsoft Word
>>More Microsoft Word 2010 Tips & Tricks
>>More Microsoft Word 2007 Tips & Tricks
>>More Microsoft Word 2003 (and earlier) Tips & Tricks
Don't Break Me Up (Text):
Non-Breaking Spaces & Non-Breaking Hyphens
Most of the time, we want text in a Microsoft Word document to automatically wrap text, that is, to move to the next line when it is too long. Word wrap is great except when it breaks up text that we want to stay together such as dates, names, phone numbers, phrases, formulas, titles or other text that should stay together.
Some examples of text you might want to keep together:
August 2, 2010
Christopher A. Jones, Ph.D.
The common solution: what most people do to keep text together is move to the beginning of the text and press [Enter]. This is fine until any of the text changes and causes breaks in the wrong place.
The right solution: add non-breaking spaces or non-breaking hyphens instead of normal spaces and hyphens:
As the name implies, non-breaking characters connect the text together and it will all automatically move to the next line together but only as needed.
Make the Most of Word 2010 with...
Word 2010 Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Long Documents
Solutions for Great Results in Microsoft
Value priced for as little as $15!
Click Here to Grab Your Copy Now!
>>More Tips & Tricks
Tips, Tricks, Secrets you need to know now!