[OS X TeX] hyphenation in longtable

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Fri Feb 9 16:22:54 EST 2007

Am 09.02.2007 um 21:37 schrieb Bruno Voisin:

> 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.

The p{width} form definitely is (I used it a few times) – although  
I've never seen hyphenation happen in it (because /I/ did the breaks  
first?). Even the manual does not show any ...



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