{horizontal-alignment} is about aligning document elements horizontally, e.g. typesetting paragraphs using \centering or \raggedright or adjusting the horizontal position of several equation or table components. If your question is generally about (horizontal) white space, use {spacing} instead.

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Skip to absolute position on line

Is there a way to skip to a fixed position on a line? (a specific tab position) Example: The quick \skiptoposition{1.5cm} brown \skiptoposition{2.5cm}fox which would put "brown" 1.5cm and "fox" ...
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Text wrap in tables (multirow package loaded)

I searched a bit, but I could not find a reliable way to wrap text in tables with columns spanning more than one row. Any ideas on how to fit this table in the page?: ...
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Description list with right alignment of labels

I want a description list that looks like the following: Name | Joel Spolsky Address | Some address Some zipcode Telephone | +31 123 456 E-Mail | ...
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Custom alignment of text in itemized environment

I want to describe the variables involved in an equation in an itemized environment such that every item begins with the variable name and subsequently comes the description for it. I'd like to have ...
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Precision copyfitting in xcoffin

Further indulging my curiosity with xcoffins, I'm playing with xcoffins-tschichold-example.tex. In the TeX reconstruction of the front page of Elementare Typographie, the text is slightly misaligned ...
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How can I left-align a caption?

I am using this for captions: \usepackage[font=small,format=plain,labelfont=bf,up,textfont=normal,up]{caption} But they all come out centred - I want them aligned with the left margin - how can I ...
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How do I left-align entries in a matrix with \begin{matrix}?

I'd like to left align the -1 entry in the following matrix so that the 1s line up. Is there a way to get matrices to ignore signs in that way? \begin{matrix} 1 & 1 \ 1 & -1 \ ...
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tikzpicture alignment and centering

I have several very similar images except some have some extra graphics that enlarge them slightly. This causes some pictures to be offset and not aligned visually when it's clear they should be. How ...
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How can I center text/math inside a list environment?

When using math (display) mode in conjunction with a list environment, the displayed material is not truly centered on the page; it is only centered with respect to the indentation of the item. ...
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Custom alignment of columns in align environment

I need to typeset two columns of equations, each row typeset with an equation number to the right as with an ordinary equation. The first column must be centered, and the second column must be ...
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How to center a verse horizontally

I have a Sanskrit Verse that I want to appear at the center of the page. I am using verse environment as shown below. \begin{verse} तपः स्वाध्याय निरतम् तपस्वी वाग्विदाम् वरम् | \\ नारदम् परिपप्रच्छ ...
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Center over-long equations between both margins

I understand the reasoning behind the fairly narrow textwidth in a default LaTeX article. 60-80 characters per line and all that. However, I am preparing a document that features many lengthy ...
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siunitx: aligning numbers by decimal points in tables doesn't work for bolded or italicized numbers

This is a follow-up question for Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns. User lockstep provided this solution: \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{S[table-format=3.2]} ...
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Left-aligned text inside an equation

Inside an equation-like environment, I'd like to have some text that is aligned to the left margin of the text block, something like \intertext, but in the same line as the equation Something like ...
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Displaying an equation in a list

How could one get a displayed equation inside a list environment, say itemize, so that the equation is both centered horizontally and on the same line as the bullet, but with the bullet still on the ...
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How to ensure that 2 couples of figures are on 2 facing pages?

I would like to reproduce the following layout with two figures on one page and two others on the facing pages. I would like the first couple to be on an even-numbered page and the second on an ...
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What is \null and when do we need to use it?

Up to now I don't understand well what \null actually is and when we need it. I have only known that it can be used to create hypothetical anchors as follows. \documentclass{article} ...
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Changing left margin in itemize environment of beamer class

I can't figure out how to line up the symbols of an itemize environment in beamer with the left part of the main text. In other words, I would like to supress the left margin in beamer itemize lists. ...
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side by side minipage figures

I have this code where the part marked A is the same as the part marked B except that .4 in A is .45 in B. Even though they are so similar the first one puts the images side by side with the ...
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Align Note below table

My question concerns the "Note" below the table. This is my code: \begin{table} \begin{center} \caption{ Descriptive statistics of total sample based on modified data set}\label{table:descrtotal} ...
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Align multiline equation with expression after equal sign

I am trying to align a multiline equation using array within the equation but it turns out it doesn't do very well. The code I am using is as follows: \begin{equation}\ \begin{array}{lcl} ...
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Alignments by means of the tikzmark macro

This is a follow up of my previous question Issues and potentiality of the tikzmark macro: dynamic box adaptation. I thought should have been better to ask two questions although they are related to ...
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Center wide longtable (not tabular or tabularx)

I have a long and wide table that does fit on A4 format, but is too wide for the text margins. I want that table to be able to spread over multiple pages, but I also want it to be centered on the ...
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How to add some text to every page of the TOC?

I'm finalizing my dissertation, and they require that the "Table of Contents - Continued" heading in the ToC (that shows if it flows onto a second page) be centered. I thought I could find the code ...
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align separate equations [duplicate]

I have the following structure in my tex Part of this paper has this structure where there are many short one-two line explanations cut by one line equations \begin{equation}\label{s1} y=z+r+c ...
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Place four algorithms (algorithm2e) in a subfigure and arrange them in two rows and two columns

I want to arrange four algorithms set with the algorithm2e package in two rows and two columns, as shown in the figure below. I've tried the subfigure package and have also read several related ...
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`\hfill`-like spacing in math mode without using `align`

In question 83509, a way of getting \hfill-like behaviour in the align environment is described, but for my purposes, I need one that works in the equation environment. (I want to display some ...
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Raggedleft paragraph in a table

I am trying to typeset a table of two columns, where each column consists of paragraphs and the paragraphs in the right hand column are set raggedleft. Here is a minimal example of the code I thought ...
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Accessing side-bearings in LuaTeX

This question has been solved, in XeTeX, by this code: \def\kright#1{\leavevmode #1\kern-\XeTeXglyphbounds3 \the\XeTeXcharglyph`#1 } \def\kleft#1{\leavevmode \kern-\XeTeXglyphbounds1 ...
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Table of contents: section titles ragged right

In the standard book class, if there are very long section titles, \tableofcontents tries to produce justified text. How can I produce a table of contents so that the section titles are typeset flush ...
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Troubles with column width in the tables headings

Well, we all know that compose tables in LaTeX is not easy, however, despite the large number of existing packages and options to facilitate this, I still have some problems I could not solve, and I ...
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multiple pairs of columns

Consider this example code which creates a 2x6 table where the 6 columns are formed from three name/value pairs: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[svgnames,table]{xcolor} \usepackage{tabu} ...
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How to vertically and horizontally centre text and images in (different) table cells?

I have a table which contains images in one column. I would like the first column to have text centred vertically and horizontally. I would like the second column to have text left justified and ...
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Centre an image, ignoring margins

I have a document with .5cm margins; I want to include a long image which will span the width of the page, ignoring margins. I don't care about the whole image being visible (or which part of the ...
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Align (center) header row in table

I use @{\hskip 50pt} to separate columns in my table. The problem which arises is that I add this extra space after a multicolumn. This also moves the header row so that it is no longer centred. Is ...
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Numbering side-by-side equations or inline equations

I am trying to produce a two-column table of math equations, where each cell contains its own left-justified, numbered equation. I tried using \begin{equation} \end{equation} inside the tabular ...
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Centering contents after \unvbox

Trying to build a complex macro, I managed to compute what I need in a vbox. Now, I want to \unvbox this box to allow page breaks, and would like each element it contains to be centered. I can't find ...
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Left-aligning LaTeX Bibliography Display

I have problem on how to make the bibliography item left-aligned. My current bibliography output is below. As you can see, the reference item code is currently right-aligned, and I need it to be ...
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Vertical alignment with subfig and pstricks

I'm working with pstricks to add illustrations to a paper, as I found that it allows me to save much time compared to editing files with dia/xfig/visio/etc. and including pngs. But I'm having a few ...
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Starting a line where the previous line finishes

I have been using LaTeX for standard things like letters and scientific reports. I recently came to visit my grandmother who writes some poetry and told her I could make a nice pdf from her ...
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How to center text without adding space AND not altering alignment of surrounding text?

In normal text, how do I center part of a sentence (it happens to be the end of a sentence) but leave the text in the rest of the paragraph unaltered? Also, no vertical space should be added before or ...
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Multiline item indent

I am currently writing a set of steps for my lecture notes on circles but when the description of the step is too long, becomes multiline, the enumerated environment does not left indents properly as ...
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“Q” and “A” in margin - out of alignment

I have defined a command for a letter in the margin as follows (using marginnote because marginpar did not work at all): \newcommand{\sideletter}[1]{\marginnote{\Huge\bf\sffamily\color{orange} #1}} ...
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Table rowspan and colspan

I need to create similar table using LaTeX: I have tried to use \tabular and \multicolumn, but every time I get something wrong. I want: Fixed width columns and fixed height rows; Centered cells ...
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Indent an entire paragraph / section?

I am writing a document with some odd spacing. I am copying another document, and therefrore the layout must be almost exact. I have sections divided by letters below, and some paragraphs in each ...
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Alignment in cases

I have this text in LaTeX: $$ sgn(x)= \begin{cases} -1 & \mbox{za podmínky } x>0\\ 0 & \mbox{za podmínky } x=0\\ 1 & \mbox{za podmínky } x>0 \end{cases} $$ But I ...
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Any way to center text within a \parbox?

Probably I'm missing something, but I'm really struggling to find an answer to this simple question: How to center text within a \parbox? Side note: I don't want to switch to any other environment ...
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Aligning inside tabular environment, specific cell

I'm trying to align a specific content of a single cell. For example, \begin{tabular}{|r|r|} \hline 1 & 2 \hline right & to_the_left \hline 1 & 2 \hline ...
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Aligning Decimal Points in Table

I want to align two numbers in two different rows the decimal point. I do see a link for that here: Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns However, I don't understand how to ...
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What's a quick way to align text?

I am often writing quick statements in which I would like the following lines to continue underneath the end of the first. Is there a quick way to do this (requires arrays?) this is the first ...