# [OS X TeX] Overfull \hbox errors

Damon Muller MacOSXTeX at damonam.ml1.net
Mon Oct 24 05:53:52 EDT 2005

Short of re-writing a sentence, or forcing a hyphen, is there any way to
correct overfull \hbox errors? Something like the '\\' command, but
which leaves the lines justified.

I think it's the apacite BibTeX style which is causing my problem -
specifically, when a paragraph starts with a reference citation it
doesn't seem to be very good at guessing how long the line should be,
and ends up jutting half a word out of the right margin. This makes my
beautiful thesis look a lot less beautiful!

For some of the lines where it's happened I've either re-written the
sentence to move the reference citation onto a later line of the
paragraph (which seems to work), and I've also tried manually
hyphenating some of the last words on the line, but some words don't
easily hyphenate, and some sentences are best not re-written. There has
to be an easier solution.

Is there any other way of correcting this error?

I'm using the Memoir document class, if that makes any difference.

Cheers,

damon
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