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Document.HyphenationZone Property (Word)

Returns or sets the width of the hyphenation zone, in points. Read/write Long.

expression .HyphenationZone

expression A variable that represents a Document object.

The hyphenation zone is the maximum amount of space that Microsoft Word leaves between the end of the last word in a line and the right margin.

Note Note

Unless Word 2013 is in compatibility mode, HyphenationZone always returns 99999999.

This example enables automatic hyphenation for MyReport.doc. The hyphenation zone is set to 36 points (0.5 inch).

With Documents("MyReport.doc") 
 .AutoHyphenation = True 
 .HyphenationZone = 36 
End With

This example sets the hyphenation zone to 0.25 inch (18 points) and then starts manual hyphenation of the active document.

With ActiveDocument 
 .HyphenationZone = InchesToPoints(0.25) 
 .ManualHyphenation 
End With
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