I find I am tired of figuring which things are "sticky" and just how, and also of going through a documnent trying to replace "-" and certain spaces with the old "sticky" versions so words stay together. Especially since those don't actually seem to work anymore. But regardless...
I'd like a command to make any chosen, highlighted set of characters "sticky": not to just be treated as a word with potential hyphenation being assigned in it if near the end of a line, but kept together period in all circumstances.
Just that: kept together, period. Nothing more, nothing less. Not split under any circumstance on God's green earth. Just... period.
And if I include a leading or lagging space, or both, to be included, so be it. No "smart" pasting or deleting would change that. But it would take into account that I have said space or spaces and NOT apply its own not-so-smart spaces in a paste.
Basicaly, it would forevermore, unless the formatting were removed BY ME, be a single entity, under every circumstance ever encoluntered.
Debbie Pursiful commented
Ctrl+Shift+Space adds a Nonbreaking Space between items you want to keep together if that helps you any. Button string is "Insert, Symbol, More Symbols, Special Characters, Nonbreaking Space, Insert."
A simple example might be that I type "12 - 3 = 9" which I want to always be present precisely as such, never split between lines.
NOT interested in fighting the program on the shifting field I find today to force that to be so. NOT interested in losing the internal spaces to make characters "sticky". Not interested in how some are sticky-leading, some sticky-lagging.
Just want to simply highlight the characters I want kept together no matter what, and shortcut type a command to do so. (Sigh...) Or even find a buried button to click in the abomination called a Ribbon which is in truth a horrid example of menu-ing meant to pretend menus are gone and Juliet is the sun.