[OS X TeX] hyphenation in longtable

Christian Burk maillists at gmx.de
Sat Feb 10 07:07:29 EST 2007

Am 10.02.2007 um 11:39 schrieb Peter Dyballa:

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> Am 10.02.2007 um 11:03 schrieb Peter Dyballa:
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>>> How have xou done any breaks first?
>>
>> By wri-
>> ting with
>> many RET [...]
>
> Sorry, I forgot to mention all the final \\ and that it happend for
> me always in the right most column ...
>
> In any other column the & character finishes this column's contents
> on that line clearly, so it is even easier in these cases. Using
> proportional (text) fonts it might take some iteration loops to
> determine the optimal look and balance.
>
> Thinking a bit further, it might give a good look (for my regular
> use) using something like
>
> 	\begin{longtable}{rl>{\RaggedRight}p{125mm}}
>
> In this case the last column will have a good width, some
> hyphenation will happen, and the text will look more "natural"
> ragged (IMO). And this could also be applied for the other columns.
>
>
> Using longtable often requires a second LaTeX run! The columns'
> width dimensions on each page are stored in an AUX file. In the
> second run the optimum widths are computed from these values. (The
> longtable packages mentions in LaTeX's output that another run is
> needed.)

Thanks for the broad explanation on that subject. I will test this
with my next table...

Christian