Issue 46414 - A do-not-break character-format attribute is needed so that words aren't hyphenated and broken apart
Summary: A do-not-break character-format attribute is needed so that words aren't hyph...
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Product: Writer
Classification: Application
Component: formatting (show other issues)
Version: OOo 1.1.4
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 10 votes (vote)
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Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
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Keywords: oooqa
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Reported: 2005-03-31 14:54 UTC by rri0189
Modified: 2014-10-31 14:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description rri0189 2005-03-31 14:54:33 UTC
Even leaving aside bugs, there are many instances where any line-break algorithm
is bound to break down, or simply to give results the user does not desire.
Issue 29319 tried to address this, but was closed by giving a workaround that
would work in the user's one particular case.

This happens over and over again. Right now, I have a document (an 18th-century
letter with many instances of "Mr. S----h", etc., where "--" represents an
em-dash), where the "workaround" consists of inserting extra spaces between
words until the troublesome word falls into the next line. That's not a
workaround; that's madness. In other cases, I have resorted to revising my copy.

A general solution is badly needed. The obvious one is to add a new "do not
break" attribute to character formats. This was used by DeScribe, and I am told
it is used by WordPerfect.
Comment 1 michael.ruess 2005-03-31 15:14:03 UTC
Reassigned to requirements
Comment 2 peschtra 2005-03-31 22:01:39 UTC
This would be especially nice, so that hyphenated words would stay together.
Currently if they are on the end of the line they break apart.
Comment 3 ace_dent 2008-05-16 00:51:53 UTC Issue Tracker - Feedback Request.

The Issue you raised is currently assigned to 'Requirements' pending review, but
has not been updated within the last 3 years. Please consider re-testing with
one of the latest versions of OOo, as the problem(s) may have already been
addressed. Either use the recent stable version:
or consider trying the new OOo 3 BETA (still in testing):
Please report back the outcome so this Issue may be Closed or Progressed as
necessary - otherwise it may be Resolved as Invalid in the future. You may also
wish to search for (and note) any duplicates of this Issue that may have
advanced further by checking the Issue Tracker:
Many thanks,
Cleaning-up and Closing old Issues as part of:
~ The Grand Bug Squash, pre v3 ~
Comment 4 rri0189 2008-05-16 03:01:05 UTC
The suggested fix does not yet exist as of the first 3.0 beta, and I am unaware of any other improvement.
Comment 5 saas2813 2014-10-31 14:39:56 UTC
If this has been adressed I can not find it.
My usecase is that I want to write a short Linux commandline inside a paragraph and getting a linebreak in the middle is not good.