# Disable Hyphenation by adjusting word spacing [duplicate]

I drafted a thesis in MS Word, using block sentence formatting. It looks very nice. Of course, for the final version, I'm going to use Latex, however when transitioning from MS Word to tex, pdftex (texlive) chose to hyphenate pretty much each word at the end of a line.. and complain alot where it couldn't.

Word manages to get along without hyphenation by adjusting the word spacing on each individual line, which imo looks better. Is there a way to achieve this in Latex?

EDIT: I'm not looking for a solution to "fix" hyphenation for words that would otherwise cause \hbox problems, I want to avoid hypenation alltogether by giving pdftex more freedom to add space between words.

EDIT2: Ok, people get a bit focused on my slight exaggeration of how often Latex/pdftex uses hyphenation. Please focus on the actual question: Can I disable hypenation by forcing latex/pdftex to adjust word spacing to fit the words, respecting hbox bounds. This way and not the way that is suggested in the "possible duplicates", which i read before posting this.

## marked as duplicate by Ronny, Andrew, user36296, Alan Munn, cfrJul 16 '16 at 0:38

• I can guarantee you that Word’s none hyphenated block text does not look better that LaTeX’ hyphenated text. I suggest you load the package microtype in your preamble. – Sveinung Jul 15 '16 at 20:18
• You could use \sloppy to allow more interword spacing and typically less hyphenation but as the name implies the result is a poorer typographic quality. – David Carlisle Jul 15 '16 at 20:55