[texhax] Hyphenation in tabular environments

Morten Høgholm morten.hoegholm at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 11:43:53 CET 2007

On Fri, 16 Nov 2007 11:27:44 +0100, Martin Schröder wrote:

> 2007/11/16, Paul Cook <pcook at caltech.edu>:
>> I'm trying to get reasonable (if not necessarily perfect) hyphenation in
>> tabular environments in LaTeX2e. Currently, for long words in thin
>> columns, I only get hyphenation if I explicitly indicate hyphenation
>> locations with \-
> TeX doesn't hypenate the first work in a paragraph (and a tabular cell
> is a paragraph).
> Try inserting \hbox{}. And have a look at the ragged2e package.

"\hbox{}Nevertheless" does not work. TeX will consider hyphenation at  
non-math glue so the usual solution is "\hspace{0pt}Nevertheless".

See Example 5-2-9 in TLC2. All the examples are available in  
info/examples/tlc2 on your favorite ctan mirror.


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