# Align text on a vertical axis similar to movie credits

I would like to align text on a cover page in a way often seen in movie credits, with the "key" ragged right and the "value" left:

I use two minipages next to each other to achieve this. However, when I zoom in I see that the vertical alignment of the text is not right:

How can I get this right?

MWE:

\begin{minipage}{0.4\textwidth}
\begin{flushright}

Berichterstatter (1. Referent):\par
Mitberichterstatter (2. Referent):\par \vspace*{0.5cm}

Tag der Einreichung:\par
Tag der mündlichen Prüfung:

\end{flushright}
\end{minipage}\hspace{0.2cm}
\begin{minipage}{0.4\textwidth}

Prof. Dr. A\par
Prof. Dr. B\par \vspace*{0.5cm}
2. Mai 2013 \par
12. Juli 2013

\end{minipage}

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If you think others may encounter the same problem and if you found a solution, don't hesitate to post it as an answer. – Jubobs Apr 28 '13 at 14:30
Would you like to have them exactly on the center of the page? If not, you can use a simple tabular with alignment {rl} so that the first column will have a right alignment and the other left. – Sigur Apr 28 '13 at 14:30
@Sigur's idea makes sense. The problem with using two minipages is that, in your input file, related data gets separates into two different environments, which may make vertical alignment tedious. – Jubobs Apr 28 '13 at 14:39

I suggest you to use a tabular to do this.

\noindent left\dotfill{right}
\begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{rl}
Berichterstatter (1. Referent): & Prof. Dr. A \\
Mitberichterstatter (2. Referent): & Prof. Dr. B\\[1em]
Tag der Einreichung: & 2. Mai 2013\\
Tag der mündlichen Prüfung: & 12. Juli 2013
\end{tabular}
\end{center}
left\dotfill{right}


ps. the problem is that the vertical which split the columns is not exactly on the center of the page since the whole tabular is being centered.

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If the split should be in the middle of the page you can use the the tabularx environment:

\noindent left\dotfill{right}

\noindent\begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{>{\raggedleft\arraybackslash}XX}
Berichterstatter (1. Referent): & Prof. Dr. A \\
Mitberichterstatter (2. Referent): & Prof. Dr. B\\[1em]
Tag der Einreichung: & 2. Mai 2013\\
Tag der mündlichen Prüfung: & 12. Juli 2013
\end{tabularx}

\noindent left\dotfill{right}


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When I used the [t] option for the minipage environment, it worked as wished.

I found the solution here: Vertical Alignment of Minipage

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The tabular approach is much better, trust me. – egreg Apr 28 '13 at 19:29
I do not see why... the [t] option solves it perfectly. – Eekhoorn Apr 28 '13 at 20:13
@biologue, you are right, it works. The visual effect is the same but when you change the contents to a complexer one it could be tedious to format it, since there is no relation between the corresponding lines of each minipage. – Sigur Apr 29 '13 at 13:10