I build a document with notes (like footnotes) on margins. I found help on LaTeX community and now my preamble looks like that:



Everything works pretty well except automatic hyphenation. I need to divide words manually by using \mybr{}. I prefer ragged notes, but justified could be too, if automatic hyphenation works only like this.


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TeX doesn't hyphenate the first word in a paragraph. You can write a \hspace{0pt} before it, then TeX takes this as first word or use lualatex it hasn't such restriction.



or with an up-to-date TeX distribution (2018) one needs only


*File List*
 scrbook.cls    2018/03/30 v3.25 KOMA-Script document class (book)
scrkbase.sty    2018/03/30 v3.25 KOMA-Script package (KOMA-Script-dependent bas
ics and keyval usage)
 scrbase.sty    2018/03/30 v3.25 KOMA-Script package (KOMA-Script-independent b
asics and keyval usage)
  keyval.sty    2014/10/28 v1.15 key=value parser (DPC)
scrlfile.sty    2018/03/30 v3.25 KOMA-Script package (loading files)
tocbasic.sty    2018/03/30 v3.25 KOMA-Script package (handling toc-files)
scrsize11pt.clo    2018/03/30 v3.25 KOMA-Script font size class option (11pt)
typearea.sty    2018/03/30 v3.25 KOMA-Script package (type area)
   t1enc.def    2017/04/05 v2.0i Standard LaTeX file
marginnote.sty    2018/08/09 v1.4b non floating margin notes for LaTeX
   babel.sty    2018/09/02 3.23 The Babel package
 ngerman.ldf    2018/03/29 v2.10 German support for babel (post-1996 orthography)
  • Leo Liu, Herbert, thanks a lot! ragged2e works perfect!
    – kotsport
    Feb 11, 2011 at 8:29
  • Hm, this does not seem to work if justified text is used as proposed by the manual: \renewcommand*{\raggedleftmarginnote}{} \renewcommand*{\raggedrightmarginnote}{\Centering}
    – math
    Mar 3, 2016 at 10:50
  • Works for me, too!
    – user2478
    Mar 3, 2016 at 12:15

This would help:


See manuals of marginnote and ragged2e for more information.

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