[OS X TeX] Text goes beyond column boundaries

Bob Kerstetter bkerstetter at mac.com
Mon Sep 30 07:24:08 EDT 2002

On Monday, Sep 30, 2002, at 00:36 US/Central, Cyril Niklaus wrote:

>> Being fairly newly to this, here is a puzzle beyond my knowledge. I 
>> am just messing around learning how to use TeX and LaTex using teTex 
>> and TeXShop. Using the Latex template, I added \twocolumns and a 
>> bunch of text copied from another document. The first three 
>> paragraphs all have lines than go beyond the column boundary. The 
>> paragraphs that don't overflow the boundary look very nice, but I 
>> thought TeX was supposed to control this stuff automatically. What am 
>> I missing here? I assume it's something I don't know and not a TeX 
>> problem.
> Well I don't kow what went wrong with your attempt, but usually 
> there's two ways to get the text in columns:
> one is to use in the preamble the option twoculumn, the other is to 
> use \twocolumn in the body of the text, which will start a new page 
> and typeset in 2 columns. Notice there is no "s" in the tag.
> Hope this gets you the desired results,

I did the second way (\twocolumn -- no "s" --  in the body of the text) 
and text on some lines in several paragraphs goes beyond the column 

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