# [OS X TeX] hypenation of description list - need a hint or two

Jan Erik Moström lists at mostrom.pp.se
Fri Jul 13 12:30:25 EDT 2007

I've been searching for a solution for the problem below but
apparently I haven't been searching in the right places. I would
be very grateful if someone could give me an hint of how to
solve this.

I've writing a paper and use the sig-alternate ACM two column
paper format, in one part of the paper I've got a list of descriptions

\begin{description}
\item[Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet''] consectetuer
Integer mi dui, varius non, fermentum eget,
adipiscing in, odio. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis
parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Integer aliquet

\item[Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet''] consectetuer
Integer mi dui, varius non, fermentum eget,
adipiscing in, odio. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis
parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Integer aliquet

The problem is that when I typeset this the first item of almost
every line overflows (except those with a short item title),
something like this

LOREM IPSUM DOLOR SIT AMET consectetuer adipiscing elit <===
Integer mi dui, varius non, fermentum eget, adipiscing
in, odio. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et   magnis dis
parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus     mus. Integer
aliquet

I tried to hyphenate using the \- but it doesn't help
(hyphenation is turned on and works for the rest of the
document). I searched the FAQ and used Google but haven't
managed to find a solution, does anyone know?

jem
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Jan Erik Moström, www.mostrom.pp.se

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