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I want to wrap around text in a table cell; therefore I use the p option in the definition of tabular. However, I'm writing in Hebrew, so it aligns the last line to the left, instead of to the right. Can it be solved?

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How about just issuing \raggedleft inside the cell? –  Werner Feb 2 '12 at 20:29
    
Have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/5017/… –  lockstep Feb 2 '12 at 20:34
    
That works, thanks! However it doesn't change the spaces' lengths so the lines align up. I can live with that, but is it possible to easily do that? –  Rob Feb 2 '12 at 20:34
    
lockstep: That only centers, doesn't it? Can't find a way to make it right to left. –  Rob Feb 2 '12 at 20:37
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You should not only accept, but also upvote Werner's answer. –  lockstep Feb 2 '12 at 21:05
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up vote 5 down vote accepted

If you want the entire cell contents to be justified, except the last line to be right justified (\raggedleft), you can use the following length settings (original source):

\leftskip=0pt plus .5fil
\rightskip=0pt plus -.5fil
\parfillskip=0pt plus .5fil

Here is a minimal working example (MWE) showing this in a tabular with p{5cm} column and some dummy text (provided by the lipsum package):

Right-to-left alignment in tabular

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\newcommand{\RTLpar}{% right-to-left paragraph alignment
  \leftskip=0pt plus .5fil%
  \rightskip=0pt plus -.5fil%
  \parfillskip=0pt plus .5fil%
}
\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{p{5cm}}
  \RTLpar%
  \lipsum[1]
\end{tabular}
\end{document}​

The MWE provides \RTLpar (short for "right-to-left paragraph") which modified these settings.

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That's perfect for me, thanks! :-) –  Rob Feb 2 '12 at 21:03
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Anyone know the reason for the down vote on this? Seems to work fine for me. –  Peter Grill Feb 3 '12 at 20:27
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