Web Tips: Breaking web addresses II

September 15, 2005: Issue 105

When you break a Web address over two lines, do it at a punctuation mark, and always push that punctuation mark to the second line. Hyphens should never appear in a Web address unless they are part of the address.
Web address: www.bhg.com/sipsmall10

incorrect: www.bhg.com/sip-

incorrect: www.bhg.com/sip

correct: www.bhg.com

correct: www.bhg

You can stop a Web address from breaking without using returns. Highlight the whole address, then click on the arrow at the top right of the character menu and select No Break. If later editing changes your text wrap, you wont be left with an awkward break in type.

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