When did the rules change for hyphenating the word "service." It should be hyphenated after the v. example: serv - ice.
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The rule has always been to split words at the boundary between syllables. Service consists of the syllables 'ser' and 'vice' (Oxford, Cambridge and Merriam-Webster all agree on that), so it's always been correct to divide it as 'ser-vice'.
Depending on the style guides of particular publications, it might also be acceptable to divide it as 'serv-ice', but that doesn't conform to the standard rules.