Is there a way how to set manual word breaks with a hyphenation character in Google Docs?

I do not mean setting a manual - but an invisible character.

I searched the help and forums but just found old replies saying "do a feature request".

  • Open the required Google Doc
  • Select Add-ons > Get add-ons
  • Search for Consistency Checker
  • Click the Free button and give permission
  • Now you can check for hyphenation from the Add-ons menu
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    This tool just checks that no words appear with different hyphenation styles (email vs e-mail) in the document, but does nothing in regards to line breaks, which is what the question is about. – finitud Jan 19 '19 at 11:55

Use a zero-width space character. Here's the Wikipedia article for it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-width_space

Adding it to your document can be difficult. I'm not sure how to do it the right way, but I, personally, just go to the following page and click the "zero-width space" button to copy it to my clipboard, then paste it into my document: https://beautifuldingbats.com/whitespace/

With this zero-width space character, just place it immediately after the manual hyphen you've added to force a line break.

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