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I am trying to achieve text, that uses hyphentation despite being centered. Apparently this is something non-standard to latex.

Help very much appreciated.

Thanks a lot in advance.


\documentclass[12pt, oneside]{Thesis}

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up vote 7 down vote accepted

\centering does not suppress hyphenation but the penalties and glue are such that it will (almost) always be the case that there is a lower penalty for having a shorter line.

The ragged2e package has \Centering which is less flexible at the margins, so more likely to choose hyphenation,

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\documentclass[12pt, oneside]{article}

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That was quick! Thanks a lot. – Grodon Jan 17 at 15:33

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