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I don't know how to adjust the paragraph hyphenation settings so that the second to last line wouldn't be like in the picture with huge white spaces. It happens in many paragraphs, and it's painful to use soft hyphenation very often to solve the problem. How should I adjust the settings in the picture to avoid this?

Affinity - hyphenation adjustment.png

Affinity - second to last line.png

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I may be completely wrong about this (very likely) but isn't what you are seeing a result of your Justification settings, nothing to do with Hyphenation?

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14 minutes ago, emmrecs01 said:

nothing to do with Hyphenation?

Well, if hyphenation were working (or working better), justification might not need to produce that.

I'm not sure what language that is, but if it's Finnish I think hyphenation is somewhat problematic (perhaps non-existent), and what may really be needed is the manual addition of soft (discretionary) hyphens via Text > Insert.

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Hello, @Severi,

The purpose of hyphenation is to get text aligned on the left and right of the column by cutting the words according to the rules of typography (which vary by language).
The purpose of justification is to adjust the spacing between words and between letters to achieve the same effect of alignment on the left and right.
When the column is narrow and the words are long, justification is not very suitable. It is better to centre the text, or to align it with an iron left, or to align it with an iron right, or to set the hyphenation rules either according to the usual rules of the language, or by inserting a manual soft hyphenation.

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3 hours ago, Pyanepsion said:

to align it with an iron left, or to align it with an iron right,

I have always used the terms Ragged Right and Ragged Left. But yes, long words and narrow columns create difficulties. 

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@walt.farrell Yes, the language is Finnish. I found excellent working hyphenation files via Affinity people. The funny thing is that the hyphenation works otherwise really well, but I have problems with the second to last line. That's what makes it funny. I thought that there might be something wrong with my settings. But in the end, soft hyphens work; it's just that when I have over 60 pages there are many paragraphs to check and do "manual" work.

@Pyanepsion I do layouts for magazines and in columns it's a bit weird to use center alignment but I get your point. I often use justification in text and have 3 columns on one page (A4) and it usually works fine for me. I have been doing creative design now for about 35 years, so I think I have some kind of idea about design and typography. 😀In many cases, left adjustment is also OK, but in newspapers we usually use 'justify left' setting like The Times and New York Time etc. And as said, the hyphenation in general is working really well, just the second to last line is the problem.

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