[OS X TeX] hyphenation in longtable

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Fri Feb 9 15:37:37 EST 2007

Le 9 févr. 07 à 20:56, Peter Dyballa a écrit :

> 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.

You can get hyphenation in columns of fixed width, using the p  
specifier (or m, defined by the array package, for a vertically  
centered cell content). For example p{100mm} or m{100mm}. I cannot be  
more specific, as I do not have any LaTeX manual at hand right now.

I don't know, though, whether these specifiers are compatible with  
the longtable environment.

Bruno Voisin
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