[OS X TeX] Text goes beyond column boundaries

Cyril Niklaus cynik at gmx.co.uk
Mon Sep 30 01:36:13 EDT 2002

On Lundi, sep 30, 2002, at 13:29 Asia/Tokyo, Bob Kerstetter 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,

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