Linked by Andy Roberts on Mon 6th Jun 2005 18:19 UTC
Features, Office Anyone who has used Microsoft Word for a reasonable amount of time will recognise my very own Andy's Laws on Word:
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Jack Perry
by Lakedaemon on Mon 6th Jun 2005 22:48 UTC

For horizontal spacing issues, however, you have the reverse problem: LaTeX is that it would rather overrun a right margin than leave too much space between words
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Too much space between words or spaces between words that aren't consistent with nearby lines are much much more ugly


The only way to fix it is to do some really obscure TeXing, or else completely rephrase your wording (the universal fallback I've seen in all LaTeX manuals)[b]

you can either use the insecable space "~" between words like in "prevent~cut~there" or you can change the the default glue and white space allowed on a line
(you can't do that in word)


you often won't notice the overfull 2-pt hbox unless you're VERY CAREFUL
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No, TeX produces a .log file where it tells you the location of ALL you errors and all your horrible underfullbox and overfullbox...

hyphenated words like "S-polynomial" (for example) won't break across lines,
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it breaks accross line perfectly if you write it correctly, that is $S$-polynomial.

Besides, the hyphenation algorithm of TeX is really great
(I think I read somewhere that Knuth was proud of it)
except for long words with accents
(arhh..we..wicked frenchies ;) )
And...in a 80 pages document...I believe that you have to manually hyphenate like 30 words with accents.....
LoL....that doesn't seem so awfull to me..