Sometimes when a word breaks at the end of a line, it doesn’t break exactly where you would choose to break it.
If you want to force the word to hyphenate between two specific letters, use a discretionary hyphen where you want the word to break. The word will hyphenate only when necessary (based on your H&J settings) and only where you’ve indicated. If you don’t want the word to hyphenate at all, place the discretionary hyphen before the word.
To insert a discretionary hyphen in QuarkXPress, press Command-hyphen or choose Utilities> Insert Character> Special.
Jay Nelson is the editorial director of PlanetQuark.com, and the editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly. He’s also the author of the QuarkXPress 8 and QuarkXPress 7 training titles at Lynda.com, as well as the training videos Quark includes in the box with QuarkXPress 7 . In addition, Jay writes regularly for Macworld and Photoshop User magazines and speaks at industry events.