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Designer: Word separations?

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In Designer I have a larger text and noted, it does not make any word separations, word divisions (Trennungen). I also can not find anything in menu or palettes or in the manual about this. But there is language setting, so I suppose it should be somewhere?

Tabs I can also not find, but it seems that is really non existent?

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Hi Thomahawk,

Welcome to the forums.

When you select the Text Tools, on the Context toolbar you have options for Character and Paragraph. The Character panel allows you to change the spacing and transform the text. The Paragraph panel has options more options for spacing and tab stops. These panels can be docked on either side of the workspace so they are more assessable.


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Thanks Lee

Yes I know those settings. That is not what I meant. Longer texts at the end of the line should automatically divide / separate words. How is this called in English? German it's "Wort-Trennungen", like this:

Heute haben wir ver-
gessen dass wir mor-
gen weg gehen.

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Hyphenation is the English term.


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8 hours ago, Thomahawk said:

Thanks Lee

Yes I know those settings. That is not what I meant. Longer texts at the end of the line should automatically divide / separate words. How is this called in English? German it's "Wort-Trennungen", like this:

Heute haben wir ver-
gessen dass wir mor-
gen weg gehen.

As I mentioned earlier, the English term is hyphenation.

As far as I know, Designer does not support it yet. It is a function provided in the 1.7 beta versions of Affinity Designer (and Publisher), though.

You can try the Designer 1.7 beta by downloading it from the appropriate topic in the Affinity Designer beta forums if you don't have it already.


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Thank you Walt - not even deepl.com was able to give me the correct term!! And I had forgotten.

So, hyphenation not yet supported, I suspected so. (But then I also suspected that for tab stops, and that is already). But good to know its coming ;-)

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7 hours ago, Thomahawk said:

So, hyphenation not yet supported, I suspected so.

In the 1.6 version hyphenation is supported after a fashion, but only by manually inserting soft hyphens from the Text > Insert Character > Soft Hyphen menu item wherever hyphens should occur on line breaks. Soft hyphens only appear when the text bounding box is too narrow for the entire word to fit on one line:
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