Sunday, September 11, 2011

Libre Office - Word wrapping, turning off the automatic hyphenation

I don't use the open source/free office suites much since I use LaTeX for pretty much everything, even slide presentations. The two office suites that have been connected to Ubuntu are Open Office and Libre Office. They seem pretty similar to me, and I don't know what the differences are. Anyways, my wife was using my laptop and had to use Libre Office for the word document program to update a CV she had done in Word. For some reason the word wrapping is set to hyphenate automatically. To turn this off simply go to Format --> Paragraph then select the Text Flow tab and uncheck the Automatically box under the Hyphenation section. It's at the top and the first choice.


  1. Thanks, oddly enough this isn't documented on the wiki pages of Libre Office.