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Document.HyphenationZone Property

Office 2007
Returns or sets the width of the hyphenation zone, in points. Read/write Long.



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.


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

Visual Basic for Applications
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.

Visual Basic for Applications
With ActiveDocument
    .HyphenationZone = InchesToPoints(0.25)
End With