On 04/10/2012 02:47 PM, Richard Heck wrote:
On 04/10/2012 02:38 PM, Steve Litt wrote:
Hi all,

I've always preferred legible over pretty, and my opinion is that most
time hyphenation's decrease in legibility and readability isn't worth
its aesthetic contribution. I was just going to turn off hyphenation
(however one would do that). But a friend reminded me that if I
failed to hyphenate a word like antidisestablishmentarianism, it would
do hideous things to the paragraph.

So now I'd like to tell LyX not to hyphenate unless it's really,
really, really, REALLY needed. I figure maybe there's some rubber-band
value somewhere, and I can set it higher or lower or whatever.

Anyone know of such a thing?

I'll make a slightly different suggestion:
    \usepackage{microtype}
In my experience, this reduces hyphenation by 80% or so.

Otherwise, read this:
    http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=overfull

Oh, and you can also try things like:
     \hyphenpenalty=200
The default is 50; infinity, as usual, is 10000.

Richard

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