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

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How to define the badness of a river?

I've written an algorithm to try and detect rivers in paragraphs and it actually detects quite a lot when I run it. Some of them are clearly false positives, but there are others that are indeed ...
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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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Error message: There's no line here to end

In a letter-class document that had no previous errors I am suddenly getting the error message: "There's no line here to end" \opening{text} I've used this file many times and today it starts ...
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Breaking equations with breqn

I am new to using the breqn package. It looks good, but I get an odd behaviour when an equation can almost fit in the page but not quite: the alignment gets completely wrong. Is there a way to fix ...
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Difference between \\ and \tabularnewline

What is the difference between \\ and \tabularnewline? Is it same as the difference between \\ and newline? Is \tabularnewline preferred over \\ when creating tables?
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In-line \verb — overfull hbox problem

I'm having a problem that I've had before and I'm tired of hacking my way through it and hope that there is some supported solution. I'll go ahead and create a document for example: \documentclass {...
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How to avoid a linebreak before a comma?

I just had a problem with a linebreak after a word ending with a hyphen which was followed by a comma. This example shows the problem: (The example is constructed, but this just occurred to me in a ...
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Automatic line-break in tabular

I'm making a tabular and I'd like to automatically do a like break rather than going beyond the page. This is my tabular code: \begin{table}[h] \begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|} Use Case Navn: &...
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Automatic line break in alignat

Consider the following example from http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/12782/4011 \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \newcounter{eqn} \renewcommand*{\theeqn}{\alph{eqn})} \newcommand{\num}{\...
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Format a verbatim paragraph

How can I format a verbatim paragraph? I.e. break, fill and join input lines to produce globally balanced output with the lengths of each line approaching the target \textwidth as closely as possible. ...
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An environment for setting \emergencystretch locally

The following environment, copied from this website about dealing with overfull hboxes, allows one to change the \tolerance parameter for just the paragraph(s) it encloses: \newenvironment{tolerant}[...
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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 \item[\...
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paragraph style - how to force line break? \paragraph{} \\ - make paragraph a header?

I want to format paragraph to work as a regular title \paragraph{title} text goes here output of that is: title text goes here how can I change the output to force line break and use the usal ...
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Nonbreaking dash that allows hyphenation

The babel package provides useful dash variants, e.g. "~ for a non-breaking dash that forbids hyphenation in the parts, and "= for a breaking dash that allows hyphenation in the parts. However, "...
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Can I have the \overfullrule rule colored in pdfLaTeX?

I know that I can use \overfullrule=5pt to get overfull lines marked with a black marker. I am using pdfLaTeX. Is there a way I can get this marker or something similar in magenta instead?
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\documentclass[convert]{standalone} ignores linebreak

I tried to combine this answer Compile a LaTeX document into a PNG image that's as short as possible with my answer Add column in a table But the pdflatex -shell-escape table.tex ignores ...
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underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph

Why do I get the message: Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph at lines 107--108 I want a blank line between the problem name and the table, but if I use \\ or \newline along with a ...
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Bold text and newlines inside equations.

What I'm doing: \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{eucal} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{mathrsfs} % don't know what some of those do, but i think all the math related ones are % ...
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Break an inline math formula

I have a theorem that looks like this: Now I would like to break the (A....D) math expression. The problem is, that nothing I did from the solution of this answer helped (since probably people will ...
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Breaking lines in codes with mcode package

I want to include some code from MATLAB and I'm using the mcode package. But the problem I encounter with it is that it doesn't break long lines automatically and since I load the file and not the ...
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How to deal with very long lines that do not contain spaces?

I have a problem with a lstlisting environment. I want to use it for displaying several very long lines that can not be reformatted. Independently of the option breakatwhitespace=true or false my ...
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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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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} \pagestyle{...
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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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Insert hyphenation point in BibTeX using PDFLaTeX and hyperref

How to tell PDFLaTeX to make hyphenation in place where I want it to be? I have my document file: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} \PassOptionsToPackage{hyphens}{url}\usepackage{hyperref} \...
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Tweak showlabels/showkeys - wrap the label

Can showlabels wrap the label in the margin? A very similar question is showlabels: wrap labels in marginpar, but the solution of @DavidCarlisle does not solve the more general case. Consider the ...
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Macro to capture until end-of-line as argument

Is it possible to capture the contents to the end-of-line as a macro argument? For example, consider the following naive visualization: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{myitemize} {\def\...
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Line breaks in listings

Is there a way like wrap the line after at most 60 letters but it should not break inside some commands like listings does? Example: \documentclass[a5paper]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How do I get multiple ToC entries in the same line?

I need that, in the ToC, all the \paragraph references appear in the same line, like. 1 First Chapter................................................1 1.1 First Section.................................
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Is there way to put hard space after defined words?

In Polish typography, one should avoid putting prepositions at the end of the line. Example: Nie wiedziałem, że nie umieszcza się przyimków na końcu strony. - bad Nie wiedziałem, że nie umieszcza się ...
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amsthm: \newtheoremstyle, headspace, \mbox{}, and lists

Q: How do I define a newtheoremstyle which will start the theorem text on a newline after the header even when the theorem text starts with a list, e.g., enumerate? If there's no way of doing this, ...
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How to display only certain lines of a paragraph?

From reading Knuth's TeX Book (Chapter 14 How TeX Breaks Paragraphs into Lines), I understand that entire paragraphs are read in and then "massaged" by the "line-breaking algorithm" in an optimal way (...
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How can I make a pair of words stick together in line breaks?

How can I make a pair of words stick together in line breaks? For example, "MS Access". I don't want a line break in the middle. But, I'd like to set this up once, not at every occurrence of that ...
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Title running off the page!

I haven't had this problem before so I'm not quite sure what's happening, but my title is running off to the right side of the page. This is my code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{assymb} \...
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How to achieve line break in simple $formula$-mode

I want to have inline math text like Figure \ref{figure:example graph} shows an example of a graph $G = (\{v_{1}, \dots, v_{5}\}, \{(v_{1}, v_{2}), (v_{2}, v_{3}), (v_{1}, v_{3}), (v_{2}, v_{5}), (v_{...
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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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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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Disable chapter separation in \listoffigures and \listoftables

I use \listoffigures and \listoftables. Both commands create line breaks for items from different chapters. How can you stop that? Screenshot:
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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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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} \setbeamertemplate{...
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seqsplit does not work unless the string is given as an argument directly

Consider the following example. If I do \seqsplit{ReferencedIDs} the string does not get split. If on the other hand, I insert the string as an argument directly it does. As usual, I don't know why ...
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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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chapter title long and necessity to cut it

my chapter title is too long and I have the necessity to cut it in two different lines. well which could be the best way to cut it?I tried using \newline but unfortunately this modification affects ...
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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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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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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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Obtain \badness or glue adjustment for each line

This might be interesting for perfectionists and/or fastidious typesetters who would like to improve the document even further (beyond the beyond the magnificence of a book with zero bad boxes). We ...
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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 one-letter ...
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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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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 ...