{line-breaking} is about how (La)TeX breaks paragraphs into lines and how those breaks can be influenced.

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Why `\\` is wrong here? [duplicate]

The following codes return errors \documentclass{article} \begin{document} cd\\ [asd] \end{document} But this one will work \documentclass{article} \begin{document} cd [asd] \end{document}
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Overfull in option of thm when using “showkey” usepackage

I have a problem when using the showkeys uspackage, I get overfull in the option of the thm statement. and when I remove the showkeys it breaks automatically. I do not know the error might comes from ...
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Reduce the number of lines of a paragraph [duplicate]

How can I tell Latex that I want my paragraph with n less lines? I saw a question some days ago, but after twenty minutes of heavy searching (I think), I found nothing. There is a “penalty” or ...
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How to remove unnecessary space in flalign* environment

This is the first time I've ever used TeX and I'm super confused as to why this is happening. When I used the flalign* environment within the enumerate environment, it leaves line break after the item ...
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Formatting a large matrix across multiple lines

I have the following latex to create a matrix: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx,ctable,booktabs} ...
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Extremely long equations giving overfull hbox

I am using wxMaxima for doing homework. I have extremely long mathematical equations. I exported my work to a .tex file. But now I have several overfull bad box warnings. I tried to use geometry ...
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How to do a conditional line break

I want to know how to do a conditional line break. Whenever the error message "There is no line to end here" comes, I want to disable the line break, otherwise to enable it, with a \\ command or ...
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Line break long chemical names that contain brackets

I have some very long chemical names that are spilling into the margins, and I'd like to just tell LaTeX how to hyphenate them automatically so I don't have to manually go back and insert hard line ...
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What spacing/justification change might fix this hbox overfill in an enumerate environment?

I'm planning on cleaning up a large TeX file for viewing on an e-reader (hence, small page size), and as I'm new to TeX I'm practicing on a sample file and following these instructions. However, I'm ...
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How to add a line break in math mode but number the whole as one formula?

I am trying to get the following formula on two lines like this: \begin{equation} W \in \mathbf{M}_N \rightarrow W' \in \mathbf{M}_{N+1}\\ (w_{ij})_{1\leq i,j\leq N} \mapsto (w_{ij})_{1\leq i,j\leq ...
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Does \\* within footnotes have any effect?

One is taught that \\* is an alternative to the line-breaking \\ that tries (often unsuccessfully) to inhibit a page break. Normally \\* would be used in ordinary ("body") text. (And I hereby ...
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Tabular seems to create huge white space between lines

I am having a strange problem with a document I write. When I insert a table latex produces huge white gaps between the text lines and sends the table to the next page. I thought two possible ...
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LaTeX is crossing its limits

Pardon for the funny title. I have a large report in the middle of which there is a sentence Let $\mathcal{L}$ : $\mathcal{O}$ $\rightarrow$ $\mathcal{S}$ be a function This shows in the report as ...
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Typesetting mathematical formulas in line breaking

When you typeset a mathematical formula is there a rule regarding the breaking of the formula in a new line, meaning if for instanse the formula breaks in a plus sign (+) or in a equal sign (=) then ...
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Overfull hbox in biblatex

I just ran into a problem using biblatex with a long author and title: The output extends past the right margin of my text, because biblatex does not insert a linebreak before the date. Please see the ...
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Why Latex cannot compile when I add “\left[ ]\right” [duplicate]

Successful code: \documentclass[a4paper,cs4size,UTF8]{ctexart} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{amssymb} \begin{document} ...
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Line break in table [duplicate]

I want to go on writing in the first array but in a new line. The command \\ is not working for this. Can anybody help me please? My code is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[landscape]{geometry} ...
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Is there a standard for automatic line-breaking for text with various alignment types?

The context is that I'd like to not have to manually choose newlines and rather eyeball the length of text and possibly specify the number of lines or horizontal width the text should take up. I'm ...
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Obeylines in letterhead

when I am writing a letter and using the class scrlttr2. I would like to use \obeylines for the address, so I can just paste an address into my latex source code, i.e. somewhat like this: ...
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\hyphenation does not work

TeX trys to hypehnate my word "universeller" in a totally wrong way. It makes it to "Üniverseller" and removes the quotation marks in the front before. When I use \mbox it writes the word over the ...
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Minimum number of characters in the last line of a paragraph [duplicate]

Last line of paragraph should end with a minimum of five characters of the word. Is it possible to obtain this with LaTeX ?
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Splitting a very long word into several lines without using the \seqsplit package

I have a very long word (in a table tabular) that needs to be split up into several lines by using to the page margins. Normally I would use the advice given here and elsewhere but my word contains ...
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Problem with latex box

I defined a new command in order to create an empty box with a title. The code is the following: \newcommand{\mybox}[2]{ \textbf{\emph{#1}} \vspace{2mm} {\centering\fbox{ ...
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Line break with _

I have been searching what is the proper line break when using _ but I did not find any rules for that. I have a table which is too big and the content has to be divided into two lines. I have a name ...
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Line break after description label

How can I ger a line break after the label of a description environment item? I'd like to keep the indentation and the bold face for the item label, but I'd like to have the body of the item in a ...
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Simple newline in equation [duplicate]

I'm trying to line-break in the middle of a series of defined matrices. The code looks like: \begin{equation} I = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 \end{pmatrix}, X = \begin{pmatrix} 0 & 1 ...
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How to make a line break in a TikZ matrix cell?

Can I use TikZ's own tools to make a line break in the matrix cells or do I have to use a tabular-environment or a \parbox? MWE (doesn't work, I included the faulty code) \documentclass[ 11pt ...
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Applications of various strength of \linebreak command

This is a curiosity-driven question. The LaTeX \linebreak command comes with five options, from 0 to 4, determining its strength. \linebreak[0] allows TeX to break a line where he normally does not ...
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Which choice of line-breaking parameters gives the minimum number of lines

Sometimes, you don't care about the "beauty" of TeX line-breaking algorithm, but just want that one or two extra lines in a document. When faced with such a situation, I start adding ~ at appropriate ...
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Why does TeX prefer an overfull box to hyphenating here?

Here is a short file which produces an overfull hbox: \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage[left=1.5in,right=1in,paperwidth=8.5in,paperheight=11in]{geometry} \begin{document} \trivlist ...
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Xelatex polyglossia hyphenation

Is there a way to make the polyglossia package solve the hyphenation problem that presents itself in the log as "Overfull \hbox" automatically? (Note: I find that having shorter lines—even for the ...
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BibLaTeX: allowing a line break between citations for the same year in authordate-comp

I am using BibLaTeX, with the authordate-comp style. I have one citation where I cite seven citations for the same author for the same year, using \parencite. This results in a citation like ...
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Conditional Linebreak for back references

In my bibliography I use back references. Now, I would like them to appear flush right in the last line of my reference. This can be done easily with an \hfill. However, if the back reference becomes ...
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Allow/force word wrapping at ideographic spaces

I am making a set of flashcards to help me practice my kanji, and the format I want is quite simple: On the front, I'll have the character, and on the back I will have its meanings and readings (with ...
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Line breaking in equation

This is the equation I want to write in LaTex: I have read these advices, but for split and multilined commands it says that they are undefined (and also for multiline, but nevertheless this is not ...
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\tag{} causes line break in align environment. how to prevent?

while using the leqno and fleqn options of amsmath package tags tend to cause line-breaks: MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[leqno, fleqn]{amsmath} \usepackage{mhchem} \begin{document} ...
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Automatic line-break in tabular

Sorry if I've missed the answer in another post, but I've literally spent 3+ hours googling this problem now. I'm making a tabular and I'd like to to automatically do a like break rather than going ...
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Problems with line-break in Chapter Title using a custom Command for Chapter

If you have to force a line break in a chapter title, this would be possible doing so: \chapter[][A Long title that has to be broken,\\ how sad is this!] But in my document I had to define my own ...
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Very ugly stretched Text

I got an enumeration within multicols that's very ugly stretched when there's a line break. How can I prevent this?
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Can \\ be omitted in verses?

As far as I know, a double line break introduces a new paragraph. Within verse this is used to separate stanzas, which can also be done with \\!. So in LaTeX source code for long, standalone poems, ...
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custom newline style in environments

I want to add something to each newline, like this: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{mystuff}{dark magic goes here}{or here} \begin{document} \begin{mystuff} first row second row \end{mystuff} ...
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float row figure box - two lines in caption

I am trying to get the caption on two lines with this command but using \\ does not work. If anyone know how to do this it would be helpful \begin{figure} \begin{floatrow} \ffigbox{% ...
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Line breaks of math expressions in subfloat environment

I would like to show a figure in which there are a graph representation above its edge and node lists in LaTeX. I have written something like this: \begin{figure}[!ht] \subfloat[First figure]{ ...
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How to use `\newline` after an item list?

Concretely, this is what I am trying to do: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item This \item That \item Where \end{itemize} %if I put \newline or \\ here it ...
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Numbering figures in beamer while using the caption package [duplicate]

I am trying to number my figures in beamer while using the package caption but it doesn't work. I want to use caption because I can break a line with \\ and I like the way the caption is formatted. ...
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Line break in siunitx product numbers

I was wondering if there is a way to allow for line breaks within product lists of the siunitx package: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{showframe} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} This is ...
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How to wrap section?

I would like to wrap the section. How can I do it? The following code is my MWE. \documentclass[b5paper,10pt,twoside,parskip=half,numbers=noenddot,bibliography=totoc]{scrbook} ...
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condense non-numbered bibliography into one line

What I am trying to do is basically the same as (almost) answered here: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/5574/39336 The difference is that I am using a different bibstyle. This bibstyle creates the ...
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Space between images

I use \\ for line breaks like the followings. I am wondering if there are better ways to do rather than adding \\. Thank you in advance for your help. \documentclass[fleqn]{article} ...
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newline in description of `newglossaryentry`

How is it possible to get a newline at the beginning of the description? So the description starts at second line? MWE: \documentclass[11pt,english,ngerman,numbers=noenddot, headsepline]{scrreprt} ...