# Remove end-of-line hyphens in Word 2011 for Mac

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I have a Word file that was created from a 2-column, fully justified PDF file. Since I want to convert it next to a Mobi format via Calibre, I need to remove the end-of-line hyphens that break words, otherwise I'll get this in Mobi: “remo-ve".

Does Word 2011 for Mac allow to justify text without hyphenation?

About 2/3 of all end-of-line hyphens are followed by a space (weird!). I suspect this file is not behaving normally due to the fact that it comes from a PDF.

Things I’ve tried with no result:

1. Changed to left-align
2. Changed font size
3. In Tools/Hyphenation/Hyphenation zone, I increased the hyphenation zone to a whole inch
4. I played with a few of the Options related to the Hyphenation algorithm under Preferences/Compatibility
5. I right-clicked on paragraph, and under Line and Page breaks, selected "Don't Hyphenate".

Hyphens still there! I need a uniform solution, file is too big to go through the one by one.

• Do a Find and Replace of "- " Hyphen space without the quotes.