#### Overfull/Underfull HBox warnings a real problem??

Hello,

I get some overflow/underflow \hbox warnings from Miktex 2.2. Are this
serious warnings? How to solve this warnings? What does create this kind of
warnings?

Thanks!

Hans


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nospam21 (19047)
12/25/2003 1:58:13 PM
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Hans wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I get some overflow/underflow \hbox warnings from Miktex 2.2. Are this
> serious warnings? How to solve this warnings? What does create this kind of
> warnings?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Hans

I ignore them with contempt.

--
Julian V. Noble
Professor Emeritus of Physics
jvn@lessspamformother.virginia.edu
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/~jvn/

"Science knows only one commandment: contribute to science."
-- Bertolt Brecht, "Galileo".

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jvn1 (150)
12/25/2003 4:18:14 PM
Hans wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> I get some overflow/underflow \hbox warnings from Miktex 2.2. Are this
> serious warnings? How to solve this warnings? What does create this kind of
> warnings?
>

Underfull means that there's too much whitespace in the line. Sometimes
the line

looks         something             like            this.

Look at it and decide whether it's acceptable. Overfull mean's there's
too little. Often the result is that the line extends into the margin.

--

Pete Becker
Dinkumware, Ltd. (http://www.dinkumware.com)

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petebecker (1324)
12/25/2003 4:41:27 PM
On Thu, 25 Dec 2003, Pete Becker wrote:

> Hans wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I get some overflow/underflow \hbox warnings from Miktex 2.2. Are this
> > serious warnings? How to solve this warnings? What does create this kind of
> > warnings?
> >
>
> Underfull means that there's too much whitespace in the line. Sometimes
> the line
>
> 	looks         something             like            this.
>
> Look at it and decide whether it's acceptable.
if it's not acceptable, change the sentence structure or see whether you
may include further hyphenation-commands into the words that extend into
the margin

--

tilman

Overfull mean's there's
> too little. Often the result is that the line extends into the margin.
>
> --
>
> Pete Becker
> Dinkumware, Ltd. (http://www.dinkumware.com)
>
>


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utzt4 (3)
12/25/2003 6:52:08 PM
Tach Hans,                                  0x2B859DE3 (PGP-PK-ID)

Hans schrieb:
> I get some overflow/underflow \hbox warnings from Miktex 2.2. Are this
> serious warnings? How to solve this warnings? What does create this
> kind of warnings?

TeX organises the page in boxes (word boxes -> line boxes and so on),
so if your line box is greater than your textwidth you get an hbox
warning. You can ignore it during the creation of your document, but
when it reaches its final state you should avoid them (just looks
nicer). This can be reached by rewriting the sentence, setting
hyphenations by hand or similar means.

V-Li

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12/25/2003 7:04:00 PM
UTZ Tilman <utzt4@cti.ecp.fr> writes:

> On Thu, 25 Dec 2003, Pete Becker wrote:
>
> > Hans wrote:

> > > I get some overflow/underflow \hbox warnings from Miktex
> > > 2.2. Are this serious warnings? How to solve this warnings? What
> > > does create this kind of warnings?
> > >
> >
> > Underfull means that there's too much whitespace in the
> > line. Sometimes the line
> >
> > 	looks         something             like            this.
> >
> > Look at it and decide whether it's acceptable.

> if it's not acceptable, change the sentence structure or see whether
> you may include further hyphenation-commands into the words that
> extend into the margin

Actually, given that his name is "Hans" and his provider something
including "Benelux", it is quite likely that he is writing in a
non-English language with accents.

So the first thing to do would be to check whether he has selected
the right language for hyphenation and is using a T1 (or equivalent)
font encoding.

--
David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum
UKTUG FAQ: <URL:http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html>

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dak (3570)
12/25/2003 7:23:15 PM
"Hans" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote ...
> I get some overflow/underflow \hbox warnings from Miktex 2.2. Are this
> serious warnings? How to solve this warnings? What does create this kind
of
> warnings?

Personally, I would strongly disagree with Julian's propositions, as it is
too easy to overlook serious shortcomings, such as instances where the end
of a line really' juts into the margin due to, say, bad hyphenations. TeX
has a reason for warning you, so my advice would be to heed them, while
circumventing the rather unproblematic ones.

To use an example, Times---as a typeface---sets rather tightly, which leads
to enumerable warnings of overfull/underfoot boxes, as already discussed by
others. In such circumstances, TeX is forced to either leave the line
over/underfull and stretch the interword spaces (elasticity), or resort to
hyphenations, which in turn also give rise to penalties. However, if you're
not too rigid with your typesetting, you can try to apply a simple
adjustment, as suggested by Alan Jeffrey as an adaptation to handle an
otherwise to rigid elasticity ...

\tolerance800
\emergencystretch2em
\doublehyphendemerits5000
\hfuzz0pt
\leftskip0pt minus 1pt
\rightskip0pt minus 1pt

If your not happy with the result, try toying around with the values till
you get, what your looking for. That should allow you to rid yourself of the
unnecessary warnings, while retaining the rather more important once.

Nat

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nat1 (44)
12/25/2003 8:19:26 PM
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