"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.
Fernando Zamora commented
it's not ideal, but if you change hyphenation in your [Normal Paragraph Style] in the "New Document Profiles" inside Application Support, this will be the default for new documents. You can even remove Myriad as the default font.
I keep a set of startup documents free of Symbols, Swatches, Graphic Styles with the type settings I use for defaults. whenever there is an illustrator update i replace the startup files with mine.
Concur. Ideally, the default would not include hyphenation for Illustrator. InDesign, yea. Illustrator, nay.
Agreed. Hyphenation should be opt-in, not opt-out. Or at least provide an easily accessible check box, not hidden away in the paragraphs menu.
Totally agree here. Illustrator is not InDesign where someone might create a long document.
I agree.. a system preference would be the way to go
Brad Rinke commented
Make this an option that can be set in the illustrator preferences as a "sticky" setting. That way the user can have the default hyphenation style they prefer.