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

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Sat Jul 14 17:34:10 CEST 2007

Am 13.07.2007 um 18:30 schrieb Jan Erik Moström:

> I tried to hyphenate using the \- but it doesn't help (hyphenation  
> is turned on and works for the rest of the document)

How about -\\ ?

There are a few environments where hyphenation is switched off. The  
description environment is not meant to contain so much text that it  
spreads over a few lines. You might like to consider something of  
your own, a minipage or some box, that does something like your  
description environment while also supporting hyphenation and  
alignment at both sides/margins ...



"If you don't find it in the index, look very carefully through the  
  catalogue."          –  Sears, Roebuck, and Co., Consumer's Guide,  

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