[OS X TeX] One line is longer than the others

Chabot Denis chabotd at globetrotter.net
Tue May 22 05:52:12 EDT 2007


I hope this comes soon enough to save you some typing. I found one  
possible answer to my subquestion:

> I understand the fix you suggested, Bruno (issuing \hyphenation),  
> but what if you did not want to cut a word? How do you fix a line  
> that is too long then? Like the line that ends with "d'être"?
> In fact, I'm surprised this happens at all: if a word cannot be  
> hyphenated, shouldn't the TeX engine work around this, even if the  
> result is not as appealing (cannot be worse than a line left too  
> long!)?

I read about sloppypar environment, I tried it on one of the  
paragraphs containing a line that was too long, and it fixed it. I  
guess I do not have (yet) an eye for details of typographical  
appearance because the result did not look bad to me (not "sloppy"  

I guess I had been lucky so far, because I had not realised the level  
of manual intervention that may be required when compiling a document.

I favor the use of microtype because it removed the need for manual  
intervention (without making the document larger), at least in this  

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