[OS X TeX] hyperref breaklinks

Aaron Jackson jackson at msrce.howard.edu
Sat Aug 25 12:52:37 EDT 2007

On Aug 25, 2007, at 11:23 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> On Aug 25, 2007, at 16:46, Nathan Paxton wrote:
>> 	Hi all,
>> 	To typeset a paper with sidewaystables and correctly working  
>> table references, I've had to change TeXShop to use the TeX +  
>> Ghostscript scripts for the typesetting.  All my previous issues  
>> have been resolved.
>> 	Except now hyperref does not seem to want to break links in my  
>> bibliography. I realized that the pdftex option for the hyperref  
>> package wasn't appropriate anymore (and it seems to create  
>> wonkiness with my references to the sidewaystable I have), but I  
>> can't seem to figure out which option I should call to get  
>> breaklinks to work correctly. Any ideas?
> It can't.

It can be done depending on how you process your document.  Tex- 
 >dvipdfm is OK as long as you don't have any postscript or pstricks  
stuff in your document.  From the hyperref README:


* Wrapped/broken link support

   Only few drivers support automatically wrapped/broken links,
   e.g. pdftex, dvipdfm, hypertex. Other drivers lack this
   feature, e.g. dvips, dvipsone.

   * For long section or caption titles in the table of contents
     or list of figures/tables option "linktocpage" can be used.
     Then the page number will be a link, and the overlong section
     title is not forced into an one line link with overvull \hbox
   * "\url"s are caught by package "breakurl".
   * The option "breaklinks" is intended for internal use. But it
     can be used to force link wrapping, e.g. when printing a
     document. However, when such a document is converted to PDF
     and viewed with a PDF viewer, the active link area will be
       Another limitation: some penalties are "optimized" by TeX,
     thus there are missing break points, especially within
      \url. (See thread "hyperref.sty, breaklinks and url.sty 3.2"
     in comp.text.tex 2005-09).

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