How to NOT split a word across two lines in PowerPoint?


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zukjimote

Version: 2008 Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) Processor: Intel At the end of a line, PowerPoint splits a word so that the front part remains in the current line and the rest goes down to the next line. PowerPoint for Windows has an option that forces a word to always move as one chunk. I don't see any such options in the Mac version. How can I solve this problem?
 
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CyberTaz

You should first confirm that you have fully updated Office (12.2.3)...
There were reports of a similar nature some time ago, but AFAIK the problem
was resolved with SP2 (12.2.0) or perhaps earlier. I've not seen any such
postings here in some time, nor am I experiencing it on either of my Macs.

The default behavior in PPT (regardless of version) is to wrap lines based
on spaces between words, manual hyphenation or explicit punctuation. It
doesn't even separate dates that are entered using slashes (i.e., 2/2/10).

In playing around a bit, the only circumstances where I've been able to
force the behavior you describe is if the 'text area' is too narrow for the
text. That could be due to the actual width of the placeholder (or column
width if multiple columns are used in it), the indents or margins imposed,
etc., especially if combined with Justified or Distributed alignment. If the
updating mentioned above isn't the problem I'd thoroughly examine the
formatting & properties of the container as well as that of the text. A very
remote possibility is if the "text" is in a font where each character is
designed as graphic object, such as Symbols, Wingdings or Webdings.

What happens if you create a new slide with a content placeholder & type the
same content that wraps improperly in the faulty slide? Is it happening in
one particular placeholder? One particular slide? In one particular
presentation file? Or is it universal even in new presentations?

BTW: What Windows PPT 'option' are you referring to? Which version of PPT?

HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac
 
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Enric Mañas

Bob,
In playing around a bit, the only circumstances where I've been able to
force the behavior you describe...

Do you wanna play a bit more?

;-)

Probably, *if* reproducible, it would be nice to see *how and why* it
behaves from "PowerPoint:mac point of view"...

PowerPoint adds odd linebreaks, breaks lines in odd places or in the middle
of words
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ01006.htm

Thanks!

Very cordialmente

Enric
 
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shashank.tripathi

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Probably, *if* reproducible, it would be nice to see *how and why* it
behaves from "PowerPoint:mac point of view"...

PowerPoint adds odd linebreaks, breaks lines in odd places or in the middle
of words
http://www.pptfaq.com/FAQ01006.htm



That only applies to Windows. Any suggestions for OSX (latest) with Office for Mac (latest)?

Thanks.
 

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