# [OS X TeX] A \url problem

Vic Norton vic at norton.name
Sun Nov 1 13:46:36 EST 2009

On Nov 1, 2009, at 11:38 AM, Maarten Sneep wrote:

> try to use \href{}{} instead. That way I don't think the url is
> broken, although text itself can be broken. Note that this is
> (breaking links across lines) is only supported with pdflatex, not
> tex+ghostscript.

On Nov 1, 2009, at 11:46 AM, Claus Gerhardt wrote:

> Try loading the hyperref package. The command below works fine for
> me. I am adding the files that are routinely loaded in my set up.

Thanks for the advice, guys. Unfortunately nothing seems to work. I've
decided to go with

\begin{minipage}{6.0in}
\url{http://vic.norton.name/finance-math/notionportf/
pricedistrib.csv}
\end{minipage}

which doesn't split the URL and looks pretty good.

I have noticed a curious behavior with

\begin{minipage}{5.0in}
\url{http://vic.norton.name/finance-math/notionportf/
pricedistrib.csv}
\end{minipage}

This typesets as

http://vic.norton.name/finance-math/notionportf/
pricedistrib.csv

When you put the cursor over the text in the first line, you are
pointing at
http://vic.norton.name/finance-math/notionportf/
but, when you move the cursor just to the right of the text, you start
pointing at the correct URL
http://vic.norton.name/finance-math/notionportf/pricedistrib.csv
Finally, when you put the cursor over the text in the second line, you
are again pointing at
http://vic.norton.name/finance-math/notionportf/pricedistrib.csv

Regards,

Vic