[texhax] tables question

M.N.A.Smadi smadim2 at grads.ece.mcmaster.ca
Wed Mar 16 23:53:12 CET 2005

i only used this string to illustrate my point.   The string in my 
original text is definitely not a continous 
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, just a regular phrase.  So is 
there an explicit wrap around tag?

Philip Ratcliffe wrote:

>>am using this code to make a table. It is show as a table but latex is
>>not doing the line wrapping in a good way.  The line goes the end of the
>>pages without ever line wrapping.
>>\caption{SIP Responses}
>>    \hline
>>\textbf{\bf Class Code}  & {\bf Function}                \\
>>    \hline \hline
>>xx       &
>>   \\
>>    \hline
>>any ideas on how to make it wrap?
>TeX only knows how to hyphenate real (or approximately real) words, it has
>absolutely no chance of knowing what to do with a huge string of r's.  Thus,
>it does what is _always_ does in such cases: it leaves it all together
>(while issuing an overfull hbox warning) so that the user can break it
>according to whatever rules he/she may have.
>Cordialmente,  Philip G. Ratcliffe
>P.S.  Robin's suggestion doesn't really cure the problem either - i.e. it is
>necessary but not sufficient, allowing a solution of the form:
>    \hline
>\textbf{\bf Class Code}  & {\bf Function}                \\
>    \hline \hline
>xx       & whatevenrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
>rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
>   \\
>    \hline
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