I have similar problem in LyX as already been asked by another user for LaTeX. As you can see in the attached file that the text is running off the page. I already have tried following help but it didn't work in my case: https://wiki.lyx.org/FAQ/TextAppearance#avoidHyphenationWords

Does anyone knows how to solve this problem in LyX? Thanks in advance!

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Insert explicit hyphenation points, like this: (3-glycid\-oxy\-propyl)\-tri\meth\-oxy.... TeX is reluctant to hyphenate words that already contain hyphens.
    – gernot
    Nov 15, 2016 at 11:43
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    Following up on @gernot's comment, in LyX you do that with Insert --> Formatting --> Hyphenation point (Ctrl + -). Nov 15, 2016 at 13:09
  • thanks for your answers. I am following "Insert --> Formatting --> Hyphenation point". It works really good
    – H. Shah
    Nov 15, 2016 at 13:18
  • @TorbjørnT. I think you could paste your comment as an answer.
    – scottkosty
    Nov 15, 2016 at 23:16

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In some cases LaTeX does not know how to hyphenate a word, and then it can be helped along by explicitly marking up hyphenation points. In LaTeX code this is done by \-, e.g. (3-glycid\-oxy\-propyl)\-tri\meth\-oxy....

In LyX you do this with Insert --> Formatting --> Hyphenation point (keyboard shortcut Ctrl + -).

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