{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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Protecting negative spacing in math mode

I am using \! to create negative spacings and put a dash over a symbol in math mode. (Here I am denoting missing transverse energy by defining a command \met where a dash is put across E_T, see code ...
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How, in ConTeXt, can I get body text to align flush to the outside?

I'm using ConTeXt Mk IV, and I'd like the text in a two-page document to line up like so: +--------+--------+ + + + + xxx + xx + + xxxx + xxx + + xx + + + ...
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How can I center horizontally but not vertically?

This centers both horizontally and vertically, but I do not want vertical centering. I want the grid to be at the top of the page. (The geometry package works well at defining margins though). ...
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Center figure which spans over whole page

I would like to get this to center with 5pt margins on left, right, and top. So the picture will cover nearly the whole page with room at the bottom for captions. \documentclass{article} ...
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How can I center all tables in a document?

Background Would like to center all tables within floats, without having to add \centering to each table. Ideas Tried the following: \let\originaltabular\tabular ...
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Nested indentation of text blocks

How can I doubly indent some lines of text? The general idea is... Normal Once indented Once indented Twice indented Once indented ... The following is my attempt but it only indents once. ...
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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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How to get the equation to look in a required format?

I am still new in LaTeX - beginner. How can I have the equation to look like this (the example is shown in ms word): Lexical level: f o x + plural (‘+’ is a morpheme boundary) Surface level: ...
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How to center a listing?

I'm trying to get some console output in my homework. I put it in a listings environment but I want it to be centered horizontally on the page. The only thing I get centered is the caption ;-/ ...
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Align number ranges in table

I have a table column that contains ranges of numbers (e.g. 7--12) as well as numbers that are formatted differently (e.g. < 4). These numbers don't align vertically, no matter what kind of ...
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How can I horizontally align rows in fancyhdr?

How can I left-align the [multiple-row] text in the right portion of my header using fancyhdr? I have something like this \rhead{row 1\\row 2\\row 3} where the rows aren't the same length, and I ...
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Matrix horizontal alignment

I am trying to use the Gauss TeX package to display matrices. I have two problems with the following code (not so important): \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{gauss} \begin{document} ...
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Centering a ragged right text block in ConTeXt?

I am trying to typeset a book of poems that I wrote in ConTeXt. Consider the following: \definehead[PoemTitle][section] \setuphead[PoemTitle][number=no, page=yes, style=\sc] \starttext ...
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How to centre my display math overfull hboxes?

I have an overfull hbox which I've decided to live with. Actually, several. However, since they're in \[…\], it would look better if they could remain centered, i.e. overflowing the margins equally ...
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How can I put a line above a section heading and prevent a page break between?

We have designed a class for some journal. We wanted our section titles to be separated by a horizontal line from the previous line. Here is the code: \def\section{% \vskip 1.2\@bls% \hrule ...
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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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How do I center text in a page heading?

I'm using \markright to create a page heading. I'm having trouble centering some text in this heading, and I'd like to know how to do this. Here's my current setup: \documentclass{article} ...
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Center column with specifying width in table (tabular enviroment)? [duplicate]

I have table that has long headers and I would like to specify width of the column, but also be able to remain it's centred position. Something like |c{0.30\textwidth}|. It is possible? How to ...
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Align equals sign in table

I am trying to align an equals sign between two sets of cells. The first table here doesn't want to align, whilst the second table does. Is there a more elegant way of doing this? ...
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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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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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Alignment in table

I'm creating a table but I'm not getting the correct alignment in the last row of the table. It's a multirow and muticolumn example. Of course, I'm putting some fictitious information and data in the ...
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Fixing wrapfig caption alignment?

I'm using wrapfig for the first time, and having a problem with its alignment of captions. As far as I can figure, what seems to happen is: if a caption is short enough that it fits it a single line ...
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Centering a \noalign section

I'm trying to format a list of steps to solve a quadratic equation. I have it so that it is aligning correctly for each of the math steps, but now I want to add some headings. This is what I have so ...
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Align two inequalities

I am trying to align two inequlities vertically. The \le signs should have the same horizontal positions and the term in the should be centered. My first attempt: \begin{align*} \sum a &\le \sum ...
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LyX AMS align environment justification/ horizontal alignment

I'd like to know how to justify individual columns in the AMS align environment. In the matrix environment, the Table toolbar buttons are active, but not inside the AMS align environment.
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Two images aligned to the center of the page

I need to add two logos on the first slide. The problem is that these logos have very different dimensions. So I have decided to align to the centre of the page. The slide should look like this: | ...
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Difference between flushright and raggedleft

What is the difference between flushright and raggedleft?
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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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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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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 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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siunitx: centering table headings (or other text contents)

I'm trying to center-align the two-line heading of the rightmost column of the following table. Given that I use decimal point alignment, I guess the centre of the headings should be aligned with the ...
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Numbers in tables: align by decimal point *and* flush right?

This is a followup question to siunitx: aligning numbers by decimal points in tables doesn't work for bolded or italicized numbers and Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns. While ...
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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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Aligning numbers by decimal points in table columns

Let me begin by stating that I did google the answers (and I'll reference to them soon). Yet each of the resources I found discussed one particular method, I'm interested in a comparison of the ...
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Should I use center or centering for figures and tables?

What is the correct way to center figures and tables (figure, table)? \begin{center} ... \end{center} or \begin{centering} ... \end{centering}
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Center flow chart horizontally

I have the following flow chart but it appears uncentered. How can I center it? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{pst-node} \usepackage{pst-blur} \pagestyle{empty} ...
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Centering \section* and adding them to the ToC

I'm using LaTeX and the book class and have one problem: I want that my starred sections (only starred sections) appear in the center of the pages instead of the left side of the pages and also these ...
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How to right-align a title (without creating a complete custom title page)?

I suppose this is a simple matter, but I'm still finding my way around where to put things in LaTeX. I would like to right-align (i.e. flush to right) the contents of an article's title page. By ...
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How can I have images that are side-by-side and have numbers attached to each one?

For example: *Image 1* *Image 2* *Image 3* (i) (ii) (iii) Figure n. Multiple images. (i) image at time n. (ii) Image at time n+1. (iii) Image at time n+2
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Shrinking large matrices by preventing column alignment

I have a relatively large but sparse matrix (say 20x20). Maple has no problem displaying it on a screen because maple does not force the columns to be aligned when the matrix is large enough : element ...
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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 ...