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Re: [vox-tech] breakinguplongwordsinlatex
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Re: [vox-tech] breakinguplongwordsinlatex

hi bill,

there's a way to make \linebreak into a suggestion, rather than a
command.   off the top of my head, i can't remember how, but leslie
lamport's book should go into that in depth.


ps- there are only two necessary books on latex.  the first is leslie
lamport's book.  is a _must_ for anyone who spends even a small amount of
time with latex:


then there's the "latex companion".  it is a companion to leslie
lamport's book.  where leslie's book is small and light reading,
goossens' book is long and meant to be a reference rather than read.
it's a must for anyone who wants to do intermediate to advanced stuff
with latex.


pps- got off my @ss and looked it up.  page 95 of leslie lamport:

\linebreak[0]: if it's convenient, please consider line breaking here.
\linebreak[1]: please line break here.
\linebreak[2]: line break here.
\linebreak[3]: you better line break here or there's hell to pay
\linebreak[4]: hello latex, this is god speaking. thou shalt line break.

begin nbs <nbs@sonic.net> 
> Is there a way to force a string to break at a certain length,
> regardless as to whether it contains spaces?
> In other words, some data being printed into columns of a table
> word wrap ok, because it's multiple words:
>    This is a really long spaced
>    entry for the column
> Others mess up the table (a longtable with specifically assigned widths):
>   Thisisareallylongspacelessentryforthecolumn
> Any way to just force that 2nd kind of text to break at the column's
> width?
> (The data really should be changed, but that's not up to me,
> unfortunately. <:^(  )
> -bill!
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