# How to prevent word breaking? [duplicate]

Is there a way to prevent the whole document to use word breaking?

I have seen some options such as `\raggedright{}` but that is not elegant for a book.

• Much less elegant is not having hyphenation, IMHO. – egreg Sep 14 '16 at 16:50
• If you don't mind the result looking like the output from Word ... The results cannot look good if you use no hyphenation with justified text unless you use either a tiny font or very large pages. (Even then, hyphenation would give a superior result, in all probability.) – cfr Sep 14 '16 at 16:53
• You could write a book using only words which TeX will not hyphenate, I suppose. That should include plenty of short words, so the line breaking algorithm should be able to cope. Of course, this might restrict the content of the book slightly, but perhaps it would be the optimal solution, all things considered. – cfr Sep 14 '16 at 16:55
• Also consider using microtype to reduce the number of hyphenations (also this question is not related to the memoir class) – daleif Sep 14 '16 at 17:17

You can use the `\usepackage[none]{hyphenat}` in your document according to Stopping all hyphenation. But in the overall, it might not be a perfect idea.