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Editor-Inserted Soft Hyphenation Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061072D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

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Moore, MS Romano, SL Wenz, DG [+details]


This article describes a method for providing a user of a workstation or display terminal connected to a computer system with editor techniques for inserting hyphenation in a document that can be removed by future line adjusting and pagination. This method enables the user to make hyphenation decisions during keying or after the keying is done and the paragraph is adjusted. This method eliminates the restrictiveness of making the hyphenation decisions while keying in the "line end zone". This method provides the following user techniques for inserting and revising soft hyphenation points within a document: 1. When a user is keying a line and is nearing the right margin, and is actually in the "line end zone", and decides to insert a hyphen, the user simply presses Alt and -.