I am using Tufte Book template and defined a new paper size (10x7 inches) in .def file. Its working fine. When I use justified option in preamble like:\documentclass[e1paper,symmetric,justified]{tufte-book} it justifies the whole text but the title goes out of the margin of the paper:

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but I need to obtain something like this i.e. within margin range:

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One solution I have found is to set the text width as:\geometry{textwidth=.55\paperwidth} but it does not look like an organised way and also the text width of whole document decreases. Another option that i think possible is to remove the justified effect from the title page and put newlines manually but still doesn't look systematic. Please suggest a solution with methodology. Thanks

  • Welcome to TeX.SE. (1) It's usual here to post a minimal example of your TeX source that shows the problem; you'll get more help if you do, but make sure it's truly minimal! (2) I thought the whole point of Tufte-Book was to avoid justification, none of Tufte's books is ever justified; the theory is that you get more evenly spaced lines and it looks less formal. So I'm amazed that there is a justified option, but not surprised it doesn't work well. (3) You might find it easier to start with a simpler class, templates cause so much trouble...
    – Thruston
    May 24, 2015 at 9:59

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If we redefine the \maketitlepage macro to always set the title page ragged right (instead of justified), it will improve the line wrapping. Add the following to the preamble of your document (between the \documentclass and \begin{document} lines):

    \RaggedRight\sloppy% <-- added this line

Improved tufte-book title page with justified option


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