Using hyphens in justified type

Editing_and_Proofreading Blog_360When text is fully justified, so both side edges are straight, hyphens can help to make the piece easier to read and look more elegant. Page layout software usually gives a lot of control over hyphenation. This is one of the reasons this sort of software is useful after the word processing stage.

This post explains justified text, and how hyphens help the reader.

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