# [OS X TeX] How to prevent word hyphenation or force line break in table of contents

scheissenochmal2003 at yahoo.de scheissenochmal2003 at yahoo.de
Sat Aug 30 16:16:14 EDT 2008

```For a quick and dirty fix, you can use

\section[The Lotka-Volterra Theory for the Growth of Two \\ Conflicting
Populations]{The Lotka-Volterra Theory for the Growth of Two Conflicting
Populations}

The optional argument in [] is used for TOC generation.

You can achieve the same by using \section*{yoursection} and
you will need to increase the section counter as well.

Best,
S

> My publisher, as I imagine publishers often do, has made yet another
> request that I have struggled with, and that is with regards to the
> table, or for that matter section headings throughout the book in
> general. In the particular case in point, the section that causes the
> problem is:
>
> \section{The Lotka-Volterra Theory for the Growth of Two Conflicting
> Populations}
>
> In the text, this gets broken nicely between Two and Conflicting. In the
> hyphenating at Pop-ulations. What I would really like to do is tell
> LaTeX to break between Conflicting and Populations, but all my numerous
> attempts have not succeeded.
>
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
>