Glad I was able to help and clarify for you. I also teach from the NLS Instruction Manual for Braille Transctibing, 5th Edition, and I have to agree with you regarding the division of words. I do think it is important to be able to divide, but the reality is almost everyone (at least the agencies I am affiliated with) specifies not to divide words, but rather take them to the next line. There is a lot of time and energy spent on this task only to then tell the student, "oh by the way, you no longer need to divide your words." There are a good many discrepancies in this new manual ... and a good many inconsistencies, yet we still have no errata ...
Happy New Year! Maybe there will be an errata out sometime this year? 🙂