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Text formatting and epub layout made easy, by Greta Powell

From auto-hyphenation through to embedded fonts, this month we return to the cosmetics of text and page layouts. What is an optional hyphen and why does it keep randomly appearing in a document in Microsoft Word, and why are fonts so often embedded in Microsoft Publisher? And then, how best to approach the issue of publishing a cover page in Adobe InDesign for an epub export.

Q: For some reason Word 2016 keeps inserting a hyphen into my writing at the end of some of my sentences which to my eye looks ugly and I would like to remove it. I have no idea what it is or why this happening and would appreciate it if you could explain what is happening and what can be done about it.

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