"Hyphenate" not be the default paragraph option
By default, paragraph text is set to hyphenate words that don't fit into the text box. I suggest that the default is to have text not be hyphenated so you can click the box if you want it to be.
No one I know has ever wanted hyphenated words in text, but you have to uncheck the "Hyphenate" box from the Paragraph Palette, it's annoying to have to do that every time I make a new paragraph or paragraph style. (same problem in indesign)
We’re exploring turning ‘Hyphenation’ OFF in [Normal Paragraph Style] of all Document Profiles.
Still no response from Adobe concerning this.
The only response I have received on any comment over the past few years was a moderator noting that I also made comments under an old account......Why did he feel it was important to publicly state that my old Adobe account was also me? Of course it was me. I wasnt hiding anything, the timelines didnt overlap (not double posting) nor did I make any unreasonable or rude statements. Its was strange use of effort.
rick wallace commented
I vote we start a gofund campaign to get this done. Then use the proceeds to first send the Adobe team donuts every day for two weeks (only orange cream donuts with the words "no -" in icing on top. Follow this with a gorilla singing telegram asking for hyphenation to be turned off sent to the office. Then hire someone to go the adobe HQ and paint "No -" on every parking spot in the parking garage. And lastly, rent a billboard nearest to Adobe HQ with "Dear Mr Shan-tanu Nara-yen, plea-se list-en to users" (the copy needs to be hyphenated wrong on the board)
Paul Roper commented
Should we start another "How can we improve Illustrator (desktop)?" suggestion:
"Sack the Adobe Illustrator team and get the After Effects team to maintain/update/improve Illustrator during their lunch break because they'd get 100x more stuff done."
I'd vote for it.
Or we just sit here patiently, waiting for hyphenation to be turned off, like we have done for the past 35 years...
The project request has been "added to backlog" since 2018. What's happening. Its voted 6th most requested by users. Two places lower than "make illustrator multi-threaded".
Nobody wants default hyphenation. Please provide an update to your users.
Robert Farrar commented
I believe this should just be a default option in the Type Preferences
If Adobe doesn't want to let it go, they can have it checked by Default, but you can turn it off in the Preferences.
Or.. better yet.. under the Hyphenation Preference, just a check box "On/Off".
Thought I'd add my voice to this to just let it echo along in Adobe's head with the rest of you. I know that clicking that default variable may be more than Adobe can handle when they release updates and a bit much for those of us who paid every year back in the good ol' days and now pay monthly for our subscriptions. Please, please, please kill the hyphen-
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Adobe Team, How is the exploration going? This is the 11th most requested fix and is going on year 5 of being ignored. Can you provide feedback please? No users want hyphenation on by default. Seems so easy to fix..... why hasn't anyone responded since 2018? Is there an Admin on these forums?
eric cobain commented
Reading all of these comments just validates what I've known all along. ADOBE DOESN'T CARE. They have made the lives of millions of professionals more difficult than necessary for over 20 years.
I have lists on top of lists of bugs that I have reported, dealt with tech support with no resolve, made workarounds or just flat out accepted the flaws. Very rarely do you ever do something that relieves the negativity I feel towards your products. It just festers and grows.
eric cobain commented
When are you going to do this for Illustrator? It's so stupid. I guarantee more users don't use hyphenate than do. To not be able to change the default or disable permanently is an annoying workflow killer and potential mistake maker. I have hated this for over 15 years now. Let's move to the future, Adobe. Stop "innovating" and start improving.
@Adobe Team. Can we get an update?
Tim Baird commented
This has been an annoyance in my workflows for well over a decade.
Bradley Smith commented
i would like to see the full backlog
i keep saying stop feature additions and get the program stable fix bugs
Adobe, This was apparently added to the backlog 3 years ago. It is so easy to do and would be a huge QOL improvement for every user. Can we get some sort of status update or response on this issue please?
Pedro Andres DeCastro Davila commented
Oh god please fix this.
Rick Wallace commented
Jack Brannen commented
@Rick Wallace, can you post a direct link?
Rick Wallace commented
Someone at Adobe is dug in on this and must fight it at every update. It's like arguing with a 3 year old over an old toy, they just won't let go. Says a lot about the culture at Adobe.
I just posted on https://www.facebook.com/Adobe about this. Go to facebook and add to the thread. Lets push this thru by the end of the year.
Everyone wants hyphenate turned off by default. This request has been open since 2017. Adobe Team, Can you please provide an update? This must be one of the easiest "feature" requests in your queue. It requires changing ONE VARIABLE in the code. That's all. Can you respond please?
Adobe Team, can we get a response please?
this request started in 2017. What is the general timeframe to get around to the backlog? its like the spelling checker as you type thing, (which by the way is terrible and completely unintuitive) that took 10 years to address! we pay good money for this product. it takes absolutely forever for any requests to be looked at. it seems you respond once a year if that! not good enough