If hyphenation refuses to work in MS Word, although it is enabled

You may have enabled automatic hyphenation, only to find out that hyphenation does not work.

Even if you go to the Options of Word to enable spelling, you will not see your document hyphenated.

To make sure automatic hyphenation is enabled, assuming of course that Word supports hyphenation in your language and you have downloaded the relevant language pack, go to the style you need hyphenated, usually the “Normal” style, and modify it > Go to the “Language” option and un-check (clear) the option “Do not check spelling or grammar.”

Press OK and you will see immediately your text hyphenated. Enjoy!