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I would like to put an address in my document as follows:

|                             |
|                     Name    |
|                     Street #|
|                     City    |
|                     ZIP     |
|                             |

where the | mark the left and right page borders. I would like the items of the address (Name, Street etc.) to be left-flushed, but the box right-flushed so that the longest item touches the right page border.

Is there a simple way to accomplish this?

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Use a tabular for the left alignment and use \hfill to flush it to the right.

\documentclass{article} 
\begin{document}

Before

\null\hfill\begin{tabular}{l@{}}
     Name \\
     Street \# \\
     City \\
     ZIP \\
 \end{tabular}

\noindent\hrule% Show width of line
After

\end{document}
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why do you have \null? –  Herbert Mar 15 '11 at 18:57
    
@Herbert: You are right, it works without it. Sometimes it happened to me that the fill macros didn't work when there wasn't a \hbox{} or shorter \null at one side, so I just got used to adding them. –  Martin Scharrer Mar 15 '11 at 19:27
    
It should be pointed out that this does not work if there is no empty line between Before and \hfill. –  sg-lecram Oct 15 '13 at 9:00
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\documentclass{scrartcl}
\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\hfill \tikz
\node [align=left]{name\\Town\\ code postal};
\end{document}
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\newlength{\abc}

\begin{flushright}\settowidth{\abc}{River Street}
\parbox{\abc}{\noindent
Tom Robinson\\
River Street\\
Pittsburgh\\
123456}
\end{flushright}
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