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# RE: Overfull \hbox in alignment

• To: docbook-apps at lists dot oasis-open dot org
• Subject: RE: DOCBOOK-APPS: Overfull \hbox in alignment
• From: Phillip Shelton <shelton at usq dot edu dot au>
• Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 09:49:52 +1000
• Reply-to: shelton at usq dot edu dot au

True.  But it is a part of the backend you are using to display it.

I run into this problem often with math mark-up in LaTeX.  With only 5 in
200 pages I personally would accept it if the amounts were under about 5
point each.

> -----Original Message-----
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>
> >TeX is *very* picky about having each line *exactly* the
> >right length. The
> >hyphen's in the log are the hyphens that TeX knows about but
> >adding any of
> >them in to the text would generate one possibly two underfull \hbox
> >warnings.  The best method for this warning in ordinary
> >paragraphs is to try
> >to reword the paragraph so that there are different length
> >words on the offending line.
> >
>
> I have been doing this as a workaround to some extent (hence
> only 5 problem lines currently), but it violates the
> media-independent spirit
> of Docbook, since I am tailoring content to fit particular margins. I
> can do it if I have to, but it makes me uneasy.

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