# [OS X TeX] Text goes beyond column boundaries

Gerben Wierda Sherlock at rna.nl
Mon Sep 30 04:52:51 EDT 2002


On Monday, September 30, 2002, at 07:39 , Ross Moore wrote:

> Your job then is to adjust the wording slightly, within those
> paragraphs, so that these Overfull messages do not occur.

Given that TeX is supposed to support conceptual writing, this is of
course also an alternative you do not really want.

One other thing might help too: sometimes, TeX cannot find a break in a
word, but you can supply it yourselves. That way, your wording stays the
same and you help TeX deciding on another (better) typesetting
alternative.

You can put \- in the word that does not break, to mark a breaking.

TeX also doesn't hyphenate the first word in a paragraph, so if your
long word is the first word, prepend \hspace{0pt} (a horizontal space of
length 0) before it.

G

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