Office challenge: How would you add hyphens to create a hyphenated phrase?

This week, test your Word skills by helping a user that needs to insert hyphens between several words to create a hyphenated phrase.

Here's another unusual user request: how to quickly add hyphens between words to create a hyphenated phrase. For example, suppose your user wants to insert hyphens between the words, best ever annual flower arranging, to create the phrase, the best-ever-annual-flower-arranging contest. Now, some of you would just skip the hyphens, but others might argue that grammatically, the phrase needs them.  (Let's skip the grammar discussion for now.) The user can manually delete the spaces and insert hyphens, but is there an easier alternative?


Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.

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