[texhax] Re: monospace font + indents + raggedright

Corry Louise Lee corrylee at fas.harvard.edu
Sun Jan 23 21:54:32 CET 2005


I actually found a solution, just as I was completely at wit's end!
There is a manuscript format class, sffms, at:


Sorry to have bothered you!


On Sun, 23 Jan 2005, Corry Louise Lee wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a LaTex question and was hoping you might be able to help!
> I wrote a novel in LaTex and the manuscript format for publication needs
> to have a monospaced font (like Courier), paragraph indents, and a ragged
> right edge.  I find that when I use {\tt Document Text} to get the Courier
> font, I end up with lots of overfull hboxes; LaTex does not end the lines
> soon enough with long words (it seems like it thinks it has a
> non-monospaced font, and determines where the line breaks should be by
> those rules).  This problem is corrected by using \raggedright in my
> preamble (and I want a ragged right edge, so this is a step in the right
> direction), but \raggedright destroyes LaTex's natural indentation of
> paragraphs!
> Do you know of any way to use a monospace font and get a ragged right
> edge as well as indentation (without going through and putting \indent in
> front of every paragraph?).
> Thanks in advance :)
> Cheers,
> Corry

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