Here's our Microsoft Office Tip for.. November 24, 2003
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Automatically Hyphenate Documents
In a previous Word tip, we showed you how to insert hyphens manually into words. Keep in mind that these kinds of hyphens differ from those you would get just by pressing the Hyphen key--they disappear if they become unnecessary. It's also possible to have Word hyphenate your documents automatically.
Go to Tools, Language, Hyphenation and select the Automatically Hyphenate Document check box. You may end up having to return to this dialog box to fiddle with the Hyphenation Zone (the amount of blank space on the right margin necessary to require a hyphenated word) and the number of consecutive hyphens (having too many in a row makes for difficult reading). When you have these settings where you want them, click OK.