{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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How to align comments with lstlistings?

I am using listings with these settings: \lstset{language=C++,basicstyle=\small\sffamily, numbers=none, frame=tb, columns=fullflexible, showstringspaces=false } I like the proportionally ...
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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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Split-like environment inside cases environment

I'd like to have a cases environment with some cases that are too long to fit on one line. I tried this: \begin{cases} \begin{split} long expression \\ second line of long expression ...
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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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\hfill in math mode

Is there any easy way of declaring a new command which emulates \hfill in math mode. I don't want flalign or something similar. I want to use the command in the same way (and with the same freedom) I ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Align denominator of fraction to left

The highlighted part has the equation centred, which looks rather imbalance with the top equation, is it possible to align the highlighted part to the left? Below is the code I am using. ...
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Section Heading Centering problem

\begin{center} \section*{\textcolor{blue}{Ukaaranta }} \end{center} \subsection*{Shabhu Harivat} \addcontentsline{toc}{subsection}{shambhu harivat} \begin{center} ...
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Aligning polynomial terms

In LaTeX align, I'm struggling to align polynomial terms and assume there's an easy way to do it. But I cannot find the simple/elegant solution. What I would like is something like this: x1 + x2 ...
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fully stretch text horizontally on page

Is there a way to fully stretch one line of text on the full width of the page, without manually setting the letter spacing, no matter how many characters on the line?
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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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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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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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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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table too wide for twocolumn-mode document

I have a table which comes outside the text column width into the margin of the paper. How do I make the text in the table align to left ? \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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\raggedouter to typeset marginal text in twoside book

We used the following code fragment using the changepage package: \newcommand{\raggedouter}{% \checkoddpage% \ifoddpage% \RaggedRight% \else% \RaggedLeft% ...
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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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Aligning different parts of an equation with certain spots in the line above

I am trying to get certain parts in the second line of an equation to line up with certain parts in the first line. For example, X=AAA+BBB+CCC = a + b + c where here I am wanting the lower-case ...
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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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`\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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Simple list of abbreviations manually

I have written my whole document without using any packages like nomencl or acronym because it wasn't necessary in my case, that means I only have a few abbreviations which should fit on one page ...
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How to get column alignment in tabularx? [duplicate]

When I put X in column specifier, how can I define column formatting? How can I get center alignment? Currently I am putting \centering, but that is not a proper solution. This is my code: ...
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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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How can I align the full names in a list of acronyms?

I am using latex to write my thesis report and would like to generate list of abbreviation for same. I use the acrnonyms package to generate it. Following is my minimal code: ...
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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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Alignment of text in two columns: forcing empty lines in one, to avoid collisions in the other

I have a question about aligning text in two columns. A similar question was asked here:Two Columns whose content is positioned relative to each other, but I wasn't able to get the example solution ...
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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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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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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 ...