{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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Is there a tool that makes paragraphs into rectangles?

I was just wondering if there was a LaTeX tool for making paragraphs of text into perfect rectangles. The effect is shown below in a schematic
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How do you center equations?

I can't seem to center equations without causing some weird formatting problem. The following results in the R being dropped: \begin{center} E(R_{i,t})=E(\alpha_i)+E(\beta_{i,F_1 } ...
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Syntax similar to \centering for right and left?

For images we can use \centering is there anything to position the image to right side or left side of the page.
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making a table fit on a page by moving it left

I have a table where the last columns fall off the page. Instead of making the text smaller I would like the table to not adhere to the margin of where it begins. I would like to move it to the left. ...
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How to center large figures in LaTeX and how to fix short justified lines?

I have 2 questions: I am trying to center a figure in LaTeX, but above a certain size it just starts at the left margin and goes beyond the right. How can I make it actually center, so the amount it ...
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Math inside tables and formatting

I'm trying to make a little summary of mathematic analysis, useful for my university, in LaTeX. I'm stuck in the problem of creating nice table, with alternate colouring containing equations with ...
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Place label in middle of line with TikZ

What is the best way to place a label in the middle of a line with TikZ? I mean smack dab in the middle of the line, not above or below it. The following is close \begin{tikzpicture} \draw[|->, ...
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Center table on page

I would like to center a table on the page, not only the content. But I can't find the right keyparameter or command. I have follwing table \documentclass[11pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{multirow} ...
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Dynamically size arrow \mapsto in function definition

I have the following diagram: However, this looks a bit ugly, I would like a version that looks a little bit better. For example, size the last arrow such that the T_\phi is moved to the right. ...
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Underfull \hbox in bibliography

I am getting lots of "Underfull \hbox" warnings that point to the *.bbl file. It looks like these messages appear only when URLs are very long, like in the below example: @techreport{nistguidesec, ...
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How can I align two nodes to the left in TikZ?

I have two unaligned nodes |AAAAAAA| |B| and I want to have the node with the B aligned to the left of the node with AAAs and below it |AAAAAAA| |B| How can this be done?
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Placing TikZ drawings in a minipage side by side

I've some problems with aligning some drawings I made with TikZ: I want these two TikZ pictured below to be displayed side by side with the two captions being on the same horizontal level. ...
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Align numbers and separated uncertainties in tables with S columns

If I have a table like this \documentclass{article} \usepackage{booktabs} \usepackage[separate-uncertainty=true]{siunitx} \begin{document} \begin{table} \centering \begin{tabular}{ ...
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Aligning plain `align` and `cases`?

The cases environment works very well for enumerating cases within a large left bracket. I'd like to be able to combine it with the align environment so that equals-signs and conditions also line up: ...
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How to align image

If i have in my beamer presentation some list of items and on that slide i wanna add a picture, which i want to be aligned e.g. to right top corner. \begin{frame}[fragile]{III. Override pages} ...
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How to align table headers differently than all other table cells?

I'm using fixed-width columns with my table, and using both longtable and booktabs packages (as well as tabularx because of \newcolumntype command). In my table, I'll have lots of number data in ...
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In a tabular, how to left align ignoring minus signs?

I'd like to create a table that is aligned left, but minus signs are ignored. E.g., the following gives a normal left-aligned table \begin{tabular}{llll} & a & b & c ...
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right description list LaTeX beamer

How to do right align a description list using beamer? Name | Joel Spolsky Address | Some address Using the enumitem package as suggested in Description list with right alignment of ...
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Format spacing for correlation table (any statistical table)

I'm attempting to format a correlation table for publication but can't get the spacing right when I include significance stars. I'd like to have minimal space between columns. The space between ...
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What is the correct way to center a \tikzpicture? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I use center or centering for figures and tables? What is the correct way to cause a \tikzpicture to be centered? By default it appears to be aligned with the ...
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How to center a specific caption?

I'm having a problem with centering my figure captions. Particuarly, I know that we can use \usepackage[justification=centering]{caption} to center captions, however, I'm interested in just centering ...
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How do I obtain multline-type alignment within a group of equations?

I want to achieve something like the following (for now achieved using Microsoft Paint): That is, I want to group a number of multi-line equations within a single equation-type environment (i.e. ...
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Tables with multiple panels in LaTeX, R and Sweave

I would like to know what the accepted Sweave/R/LaTeX solution is for producing tables with "panels": multiple parts, which may or may not contain the same columns, combined into one table. The ...
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Centering chapter/section/subsection

I am trying to center my chapters/sections/subsections. I have used the following: \newcommand{\cchapter}[1]{\chapter[#1]{\centering #1}} \newcommand{\ssection}[1]{\section[#1]{\centering #1}} ...
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Negative Sign and Matrix Alignment

I am having trouble centering the elements of a matrix such that the negative sign is not taken into account during alignment. Additionally, I would also like the space between the left parenthesis ...
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How to align source code produced by listings package with main paragraph text

I'm using the latex listings package for the first time to format some HTML. I'm noticing that by default, the html code is being pushed further left than the main paragraph text of my document. Is ...
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Is it possible to typeset with angled margins?

I'm typesetting a book using memoir in XeLaTeX, but on some pages, as an accent, I would like to make an angled margin, something like this: Even if I have to define the page limit separately ...
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Right-aligned line-break with long verses in verse

I'm happily using the verse environment to typeset French poetry. However, I'm unsatisfied with the behavior of long-line breaks (when the verse is too long to fit on the page). The verse behavior is ...
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\bfseries and alignment in table

I'm trying to highlight some decimal-point aligned entries in two large tables which are arranged in two columns. I'm using \bfseries to do this and unfortunately this seems to be affecting the ...
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How to center the TOC?

I would like to design the table of contents aligned to a vertical line near the center of the page. The chapter and section titles need to be flushright, the numbers flushleft, and between titles and ...
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Beamer table of contents custom bullets: Long section titles do not align

I have redefined the table of contents bullets in my slides to a circled number. However, long section titles which span more than one line do not align with the text from the previous line but with ...
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Alignment of text in itemize environment

I would like to generate a list of "Aims" (1,2,3...etc) as the \item label, with the text for the aim located adjacent (with \hspace{Xmm}). For items that exceed the width of the line, the alignment ...
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Center parts in toc with tocloft

I'm trying to create a toc in a large Latex document which uses the KOMA script. In the toc I would like to center the parts and remove all other components (pagenumber, partnumber). I use tocloft (a ...
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Wrapping \obeylines with \halign into a macro

In the TeXbook, Knuth gives an example: Are you tired of typing \cr? You can get plain TEX to insert an automatic \cr at the end of each input line in the following way: \begingroup \let\par=\cr ...
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Does combining microtype with ragged right make any sense?

My impression when using microtype in a document that used \RaggedRight (everything said is probably true for \raggedright as well but who cares really ...) always was that all lines just get ...
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Include centered full page figure with no margins

I have a big figure that takes up a full page. I'd like to include it in my latex document on a separate page, centered horizontally and vertically. I managed to put it on a separate page (or it is ...
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Table column width “fill to margin”

I kind of would expect tables to be able to "fill to margin", instead of choosing a number and iteratively rebuilding the document until it is the right size. For example, I want this 2-column table ...
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Why is this lettrine being bumped into the margin?

Consider the MWE from an earlier question: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lettrine} %\usepackage{fontspec} %\defaultfontfeatures{Ligatures={Historical}} ...
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How can you change the alignment of calstable?

calstable is always left aligned. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{cals} \begin{document} \begin{center} \begin{calstable} \colwidths{{1.5cm}{1.5cm}{1.5cm}} ...
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Underline and center headings

For a paper I have to make my LaTeX document guideline conforming. Many of you will already guess now that this means dirty work by violating virtually all possible typography standards. My biggest ...
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Using infer from the proof package?

I am using the \infer command from the proof package. Few things that I am trying to do unsuccessfully: How can I have some space between the elements of the proof? such as space between x and y ...
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How to Center a BeamerColorBox

The question is, how to horizontally center a beamercolorbox on the page? I put it in the center environment, but that doesn't work. \setbeamercolor{bgcolor}{fg=black,bg=blue} \begin{center} ...
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How to align terms in alignat environment

These are my math equations. To enhance readability, I'd like the third column to be aligned around the + sign; that is, I wish to place some horizontal blank in front of $n\mathbf{A}_0$ (not ...
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eledmac and two column footnotes

I like dblfnote and have been working with it for a good while. Now my footnotes are just getting too long and the typesetting results accordingly undesirable, they would be way better if footnotes ...
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Table caption align top-right

How I can align caption for table like this? Current code: \begin{table}[h] \caption{} \centering \begin{tabular}{|l|r|r|l|} \hline № & X & Y & Время ...
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How to center the minipage?

The left margin is too wide if I set 1.5\textwidth: \begin{document} \noindent\begin{minipage}{1.5\textwidth} test \end{minipage} \end{document}
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Table will not center (and it is spilling off the right side of the page)

I just generated this table using Excel2LaTeX: Even though I enclosed the table in \begin{center} the table did not get centered. The table still sticks out the right side. Is there somehow that ...
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TikZ graph not aligning

I am having two issues with TikZ pictures. I have three graphs side by side, and I am having issues, but only with some of them, which is very odd. First the x-axis is going out of alignment (some ...
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Push a block of lines to the right margin

The following code does what I need: \hbox to \textwidth{\hfill \vbox{ \hbox{some text} \hbox{some other text} } %vbox } %hbox The important things here are: Lines are not ...
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Aligning and centering a lstlisting with two columns on a page

Consider the following code taken from here to produce a fancy listing : % PACKAGES \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} \usepackage[top=1in, bottom=1in, left=1in, right=1in]{geometry} ...