Text alignment and hyphenation
The County Council uses left-aligned text, ie it is aligned to the left margin and has a ragged right margin. This document uses left-aligned text. It is less formal than justified text and eliminates the need for hyphenation. This is in line with good practice under the Equality Act, as justified text creates ribbons of white space making it harder to read.
To turn off hyphenation in Word:
You will need to repeat this for other paragraph styles in your document.
If you are using columns, the text should also be left aligned. But don't forget to right-align whole numbers and use decimal tabs to align decimals, see tables and forms webpage for more information.
At present, the only exception to this is committee reports.