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Prevent hyphenation and use line break in block of text

When some word at the end of sentence does not fit in the line - I would like it to be moved to the new line, and not marked with - in half of it and then moved to new line.

For example: "Some sentence that have some-[line_break_here]-longword." - I would like otherwise: ""Some sentence that have [line_break_here] somelongword."

There must be an option to set this. Thanks in advance.


if this word is never to be broken, \hyphenation{somelongword} in the preamble will keep it from being hyphenated, but it may still just hang off the end, depending on the rest of the text in the paragraph.

the microtype package does make line breaks nicer, but i can't give an easy example either.

in desperation, wrap


around the paragraph, but only as a last resort.


Please, simply use \usepackage{microtype}. This package improves the ability of LaTeX to deal with such cases a lot.

  • Please, could you write some example that uses microtype package to deal with my question? – Teddy Jul 12 '12 at 20:19
  • @Teddy Just give it a try. You are aware that you get the manual of nearly any package by typing texdoc packagename on the command line? – Keks Dose Jul 12 '12 at 20:34
  • @Keks I guess the OP just wants a very simplified example, or at least a pointer: the microtype doc is just 206 pages long :-) – chl Jul 12 '12 at 20:58

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