[texhax] Hyphenation in tabular environments

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Fri Nov 16 11:27:44 CET 2007

2007/11/16, Paul Cook <pcook at caltech.edu>:
> I'm trying to get reasonable (if not necessarily perfect) hyphenation in
> tabular environments in LaTeX2e. Currently, for long words in thin
> columns, I only get hyphenation if I explicitly indicate hyphenation
> locations with \-

TeX doesn't hypenate the first work in a paragraph (and a tabular cell
is a paragraph).
Try inserting \hbox{}. And have a look at the ragged2e package.


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