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My problem is similar to: LaTeX not hyphenating properly, text running off page I have two column layout and some words extend beyond margin due to hyphenation issues.

The difference is that I do not want to hyphenate the trouble-making word. I want to have it automatically moved to a new line.

By automatically I mean I shall make no changes in the text within the column. You may imagine, that the text is to be written by someone else and inserted to my template with \input{}.

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    use \sloppy to allow more stretch of the white space – David Carlisle May 30 '17 at 21:07
  • You can also employ \raggedright. – Steven B. Segletes May 31 '17 at 0:05
  • and the microtype package. Nonetheless, a two column layout without hyphenation is a bad idea. – Fran May 31 '17 at 4:00
  • @DavidCarlisle \sloppy works for me. I would like to accept your answer. – abukaj May 31 '17 at 6:35
  • @Fran it is the lesser evil. – abukaj May 31 '17 at 6:37
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You could use use \sloppy to allow more stretch of the white space.

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