Removing optional hyphen in Word

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I had the following problem in Word. I had a document which I did not create, and I had to format it. Once I turned on "Show Formatting Symbols," I noticed these "optional hyphen" symbols which were so annoying. Here is the picture:




After trying to remove them unsuccessfully, I searched a lot on the internet and could not find a thing.

I have solved this by going to Find and Replace (Ctrl + H), expanding More options, and in the Special menu, I clicked on Optional Hyphen. Look at the picture:




It finally worked!


I just wanted to share this in case someone needs it.


Best regards,


Miloš Kozomara

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