WD2000: Hyphenation Stops Working in Word 2000 for Some European Languages

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NOTE: The information in this article applies to the Croatian, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Swedish, and Romanian version%3 of Word 2000 Proofing Tools.
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Hyphenation for text in certain languages stops working after you edit or format the text in various ways. Text that was already automatically hyphenated reverts to the un-hyphenated version.

The affected languages include Croatian, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Slovenian, Swedish, and Romanian.


To work around this problem, use manual hyphenation for words that need to be hyphenated.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
276367 OFF2000: How to Obtain the Latest Office 2000 Service Pack
A supported fix is available for this problem. To download the Word 2000 Proofing Tools Hyphenation Update, please browse to the following Microsoft Web site:


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2.


Article ID: 265269 - Last Review: February 28, 2014 - Revision: 1.6
  • Microsoft Word 2000 Service Pack 1
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