[OS X TeX] hyphenation in longtable

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Feb 9 14:56:29 EST 2007

Am 09.02.2007 um 20:34 schrieb Chabot Denis:

> I thought that the instructions to hyphenate (which I never issued,  
> happens by default, fortunately) should continue to the content of  
> that file, no? So it must be that inside longtable it does not  
> happen, at least not automatically.

In tables hyphenation is disabled – how could TeX compute the optimal  
width of a cell? If TeX would hyphenate the words, the cells would  
become very narrow and all tables pretty long and pretty slender.



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