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

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Linebreak before URL with biblatex/alphabetic

Using biblatex with alphabetic style, how could I insert a line break (\\ or \linebreak) before the URL output (with the aim to have less linebreaks within URL)? (I use url and hyperref) Slightly ...
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Environment prints same character at beginning of each output line

I am writing a Latex document with pseudocode interspersed with theorems and discussion. Some of the comments in the pseudocode are long. I would like to automatically start (and end) each output line ...
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Biblatex: URL-breaking not working in DVI-mode

I'm preparing my bibliography and noticed that biblatex-printbibliography produces Overfull \hbox several times. Examples (gray lines indicates text margins, red line is the physical page margin): ...
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Listing, zebra effect and broken lines

In Creating a zebra effect using listings, I've found one solution to produce a zebra effect for listing. Unfortunately, this only works if the lines are not broken. Is there a way to fix this? Here ...
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Line break in table caption using beamer

I would like to add a line break in a centered table caption with beamer. I can't seem to figure it out. Here is sample code: \documentclass[xcolor=pdftex,svgnames,table]{beamer} ...
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Suppress black box at end of line

Under TeX, when I write a line too long, it prints a fat black box at the end of the line. That is probably a feature, but I dislike it. How to turn that OFF? Is there a command-line option or ...
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How to adjust macro to respect current \linewidth?

I'm having issues with text going past the end of the specified \textwidth. I posted this question about why text was being placed beyond the specified line width. The MWE provided there produced ...
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Adding extra lines/spaces in source, *not* affecting semantics

I'm editing a file with quite huge interleaves of text and formulas like this lorem ipsums \begin{align} foo & bar\\ qux & rofl\\ & toto \end{align} lorem ipsums … And I face ...
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How to fit the title into a single line?

I think I am just too new to the LaTeX environment. Do I just change the font size to fit the title into a single line? Then how do one change the font size of the title? Is there any other ...
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Quote environment with reference at the end right

I want to define a quote environment such that after the quote on the right occurs the author with page number. My solution is yet the redefinition of the quote environment \usepackage{amsthm} % ...
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Description list - How to put the definition on a new line?

I have the following LaTeX code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[foo] bar \item[baz] bang \end{description} \end{document} and it produces the following PDF: ...
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How to prevent linebreaks after hyphen if word starts with hyphen?

(Remark: Maybe this is a typically German problem, I'm not sure in which other languages that might be relevant) Sometimes there are words which start with a hyphen, as they are connected with a word ...
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one-letter word at the end of line

This question led to a new feature in a package: impnattypo I come from Poland and I'm writing some text in my native language. One of our typography standards is that we do not leave ...
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How to visualize the underfull box in final output PDF files

I am finalizing a document. There are a few underfull vbox I just cannot figure out where they are. Sometimes it is easy to figure out which page is underfull vbox from the log file, but sometimes it ...
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How to wrap text around a figure? (revised)

This question has been asked before (and in fact I stole the diagram below from that question) but the answers are not sufficient for my needs (at least near as I can tell). What I want is the ...
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How to put a line-break in section heading?

I have some section headings occupying two lines and I'm not satisfied with the way XeLaTeX breaks the heading. If I manually add \\ the output looks fine, but I get the following warning: [hyperref] ...
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Hyperref + \url: long URL with dashes won't break

I've discovered a rather weird behaviour of PdfLaTeX. In this example \documentclass{article} \usepackage[breaklinks]{hyperref} \begin{document} ...
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Newline in a table cell which is centered

This question may look like a duplicate but, none of the answers given to the possible duplicates contain the answer to this specific case. I have a tabular, say \begin{tabular}{ccc}. While adding a ...
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Fixing a code to highlight formulas and text on several lines

In this post I've found the following amazing code to highlight text on several lines. The problem is that code dosen't work well with formulas : for example, fraction using the mode display are ...
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Specify number of columns in brqalign

Some time ago David Carlisle wrote an awesome brqalign function in this answer: http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/51543/4011. See the cited code below. How to modify the brqalign environment such that ...
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Does amsmath provide any medium to auto-break equations?

I'm writing large equations in texlive with amsmath, and I want them to be automatically broken at the end of the line. Is there any way to do that with amsmath? What would you recommend me to do ...
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Manually URL linebreak with Biblatex

First I should say that I don't have much experience with LaTeX. I'm using BibLaTeX and Biber. My Problem: I have a (justified) bibliography with long URL's containing long words. BibLaTeX makes a ...
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Asterism and similar breaking / non-breaking options

What are the options that can be considered an alternative to the old asterism (⁂) symbol ? I would like to denote a small break in the flow of the text, I noticed that this days many people like to ...
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Adjust the indentation whithin the algorithmicx-package when a line is broken

I have this code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage{algpseudocode} \begin{document} \begin{algorithm} \caption{Minimal Working Example for my Problem} ...
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How do I keep a string of text together without it doing a line break?

I'm writing up a long paper, in which in prose I have various equations. However, I do not want a line break to occur within the equation - I want the equation to stick together. I want to do this ...
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What's the difference between \tolerance and \badness ?

I'm having some difficulty understanding this sentence on page 29, Chapter 6 of Knuth's TeXbook: Run TeX again, and begin this time by saying \hsize=2in \tolerance=1600 \input story ...
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Difference between control space and non-breaking space

In my answer to How can I get following layout? I've used non-breaking spaces ~ (ties) to align monospaced text. Actually I rather meant control spaces \ , but they're less convenient to type (and ...
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Why is \linebreak failing?

Consider the following minimal, using \linebreak: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain, but, once conceived, it haunted me day and ...
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Is it possible to have hyphenations in \underlined{text}?

In a document I was writing, I had some really long captions and I wanted to emphasize the important parts in them. I tried to use \underline{} but no hyphenation was used at both the caption and at ...
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Pandoc: Markdown to PDF, without cutting off code block lines that are too long

I'm trying to convert a Markdown file into a PDF file using Pandoc. I have a lot of code blocks in my Markdown. And if I have a line of code that is too long, it will just be cut off in the PDF. How ...
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How to allow line break in a long hyperlink in a PDF compiled by latex-dvips-ps2pdf?

I am using latex-dvips-ps2pdf steps with -Ppdf option passed to dvips. The following code snippet \documentclass{article} \usepackage[colorlinks]{hyperref} \usepackage{breakurl} ...
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Underscore makes text go past end of line into margins

In my LaTeX document, I have a few special terms that contain underscores, such as AAA_BBB_CCC. In one case, such a token is placed at the end of the line, and for some reason it reaches into the ...
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How do \widowpenalty and \clubpenalty interact for a 2-line paragraph?

Sometimes \\* does not suffice to prevent a linebreak. Adding {\widowpenalty10000 \par} or {\clubpenalty10000 \par} helps if the separated line is paragraph-final and stranded at the top of a page ...
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How to force line breaks within a fancyvrb verbatim environment?

Consider the following LaTeX document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fancyvrb} \DefineVerbatimEnvironment{example}{Verbatim}{commandchars=\\\{\}} \begin{document} \begin{example} Foo\\{}Bar ...
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Line break in lines with colons

I noticed that if I've got something like this: one::two::three::four one::two::three::four one::two::three::four something weird happen: % the right page margin would be here ...
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Disallowing line break before dash (en dash and em dash)

In Polish typography dash (pol. myślnik) should not be put after a line break. Below you can find badly and correctly typed samples using en dash (pol. półpauza) and em dash (pol. pauza). ...
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Line breaks in TikZ nodes [duplicate]

I have this code that outputs a small family tree \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{trees} \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture}[ ...
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How to wrap text in a table when there are no spaces at which to break the line?

I have a lot of text in table. I want to wrap it with in 2cm. In the last column, I have [1][2][3].....[89][100] but the column width is only 2 cm. It is supposed be wrapped by itself. How can I ...
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\penalty-10000 or \linebreak?

What are the practical differences between \penalty-10000 and \linebreak? Do both make \allowbreak redundant? \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Text text text text text. This is a paragraph ...
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Tabular: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines

I read all the questions regarding the error message Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines but I am still not sure if my code is correct. The problem is with the tabular of a table. ...
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Line break in the table item

I am creating table in LaTeX and I need to get the text to perform line break automaticaly when it's too long. And if possible, I'd like to get the text alignment to the left. Is it possible to handle ...
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References in margins `biblatex`

How can I use biblatex and not have the references run into the margins? I've seen some posts and solutions to this problem pertaining to URLs but I'm not using web links so it's a different problem. ...
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latex tabular issue

I am creating a tabular in LaTeX. I want one column to be as small as possible, with no inter column spacing, so that it's just enough to fit the text. I know the answer to this question: I need to ...
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longtabu and scrpage2: line breaks in page header cause compilation errors

Please consider the following MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{longtable,tabu} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{scrpage2} \chead[Headline 1\\ Headline 2]{Headline 1\\ Headline 2} ...
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Overfull \hbox produced by ntheorem subtitles

I switched from using the standard AMS theorem package to ntheorem so I can put alternative end marks on theorem environments (I want my examples to have an end mark, but not the same one as proofs). ...
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Problem with references! Need to line-break urls

I am writing a paper and I have already added the references through bibtex. There is something I don't like about the online references, they get to stretched out, from one side of the page to the ...
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What is the ConTeXt or plain TeX equivalent of \nolinebreak?

The command \nolinebreak[4], if placed between two characters, should prevent a line break from appearing in that location. This command does not seem to be defined in ConTeXt. Is there an equivalent ...
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How to make (force) line-break in Chapter Title (in ToC, Chapter, Header) - if possible?

I've found how to make different text for Title appearing in ToC, Chapter and headers Chapter title in header too long : \chapter[medium-length title for TOC, if wanted]{full title name} ...
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Prevent the overflow of text

I'm having some Yiddish text overflow it's box in a XeLaTeX document. I suspect there is a simple command to stop this from happening. Does anyone know an easy solution or do I need to make and post a ...
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Linebreak in equations

I have a very simple LaTeX problem with the following LaTeX fragment: The function computes: \[ e \leftarrow (((x||a) + (y||b)) \oplus y,\\ r \leftarrow x + y \] The result should then be in ...