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I want Microsoft Word 2010 to force split words exactly where the line ends, even if it is "wrong and unreadable". Font is some monotype (Courier New).

The text is in Text field which has fixed width. I found some option in Text field Format - Wrap lines inside. But it only disables / enables whole wrapping.

The text will be printed over uniform spaced boxes, each for one letter (postal order).



some text with          |
looooooooooong word     |

What i want:

some text with looooooo |
oooong word             |

I tried to google it for an hour, but everybody wants the exact opposite (hard spaces etc..)

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I'm sure there's a more elegant way to do this, but if you make all spaces in the line non-breaking spaces (cntrl-shift-spacebar), the line will only wrap when it gets to the end of your fixed width text field. Just checked. You can do a find/replace with a normal space in the find field, and a cntrl-shift-spacebar in the replace field. Seems to do the trick.

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Wow, why I didn't figure that out :) But then I have to preprocess my input data for Mail merge.. Nevertheless, if noone gives me proper solution, I will accept this one. Thank you! – Petr Újezdský Nov 20 '12 at 21:33

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