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When and How to Use No Break in InDesign

Probably you know that No Break option live in Paragraph Style Options, but if you ever try to use it as a part of paragraph style I ques that you was surprised with result because your text has dissapeared. This happens because frame or column is not enough large to handle all text inside your paragraph. The use of this option is to prevent word or phrase to break or to be hyphenated and my suggestion is to never use it as a part of Paragraph style. To prevent word to break or to be hyphenated first select it then choose No Break from Character panel menu or from Control panel menu.

Select word then choose No Break from Control panel menu or Character panel menu
Select word then choose No Break from Control panel menu (1) or Character panel menu (2)

You can also create and Character Style if you want to and apply to word or any selected text but be careful because if you want to use No Break as a part of Character Style and selected text is too long to fit in single line in your frame or column then you will be again surprised when your text disappear. You can create Character Style and name it for example No Break by creating new Character Style and checking only this option in Character Style Options dialog.

Create new Character Style and check No Break option only
Create new Character Style and check No Break option only

Product used in this tutorial: Adobe InDesign CS5

Reference:
InDesign / Text composition

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