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while using Bibtex, I experienced an frustrating issue with line-breaks on cites in my block text.

I have chosen to use the following bibtex implementation:


No voodoo here. Nevertheless, this leads to the following composition:

The cite is not line-broken correctly. I assume many other users have already experienced that hanging-over problem either.

Can someone help me how to fix that LaTeX is compiling the cite correctly in a way that it nicely integrates itself into block structure?

EDIT: Rephrasing makes it hard to monitor the whole 300 pages every time I recompile the document due to some minor modifications. I know that many use suggest to rephrase the text but I would like to ask for a more professional solution here.

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Have you tried to rephrase the sentence including the cite? Adding or deleting a word can do it ... – Kurt Aug 22 '13 at 10:14
I thought about a more elegant way instead of making my sentence sounding not so nice anymore ;). Honestly, I think rephrasing makes it hard to monitor the whole 300 pages every time I recompile the document due to some minor modifications. – Robiston Aug 22 '13 at 10:17
I think we are talking about the last fine tuning of your document. I do this usually only one time, after I have finished writing my text with the final proofread of the document. With option draft you can find the hanging-over lines easily and rephrase them or insert (depends on the situation) a hyphenation mark. The algorithm of LaTeX is very good, but some times it needs the help of you. Until today a good typography needs the help of a person, the program allone can not manage it in the same way a learned typographer can ... – Kurt Aug 22 '13 at 11:12
plain style alone doesn't give such citations. Beside this what do you want latex to do to handle the problem? – Ulrike Fischer Aug 22 '13 at 11:12
You should load microtype and you can loosen the settings of latex regarding line breaking see tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=overfull. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 22 '13 at 11:49

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