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

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Expand abbreviation automatically at beginning of line

According to an tradition in Spanish typesetting (Martinez de Sousa, MELE4), the abbreviation etc. should be fully expanded to etcétera when it appears at the beginning of the line (Spanish page in ...
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Does \\ suppress hyphenation for the following word?

I am not sure, if this is a bug of the package showhyphens or some LaTeX-behaviour I don't understand. Please have a look on the following example: % arara: lualatex \documentclass[ngerman]{article} ...
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How to break long URLs using common hyphenation but adding a line feed indicator?

I saw several questions like this one that request a solution for breaking apart URLs. I wonder if it is possible to hyphenate the words in a URL as it happens in normal text (i.e., breaking apart ...
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Splitting root symbol

How can the \sqrt command be modified to split root symbol into two or more lines automatically? Example: \documentclass{standalone} \begin{document} \begin{minipage}[t]{0.8\textwidth} ...
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How to split a long formula and make it beautiful?

My method: \documentclass[UTF8]{ctexart} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{epstopdf} \usepackage{inputenc} \begin{document} \begin{equation} \begin{split} ...
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How to add line break to caption without using caption package

I wish to add a line break to a caption, but I would wish to avoid adding of caption package. Is it possible? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[format=plain, ...
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Breakable period

LaTeX will not insert a line break before or after a period . I understand why you'd want to avoid line break before a period, since you'd otherwise get stranded periods at the end of sentences. I ...
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What is the meaning of \fussy, \sloppy, \emergencystretch, \tolerance, \hbadness?

There are many way to influence line breaking, and avoiding overfulls on long unbreakable pieces of text. I'm puzzled. We are told that using \sloppy document-wide is not good , that an alternative ...
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Breaking links and escaping characters in bibliographies with backlinks and ocgcolorlinks set

I have the following situation: I have to use the ocgcolorlinks option in hyperref, so that links are not broken. So I had the idea to set each char as a link with \href. After putting some code ...
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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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No newline after (sub)section?

I want my text to appear right after the call to \subsection{Name} but I can't find how to do it. I'm using the article class. An example of command: \subsection{a)} Blah blah bla... produces: ...
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Wrong line break in description environment after a long label

I encountered an issue with my description environments: If I use a label that almost is as long as the text width, the explanatory text afterwards is not wrapped correctly. I am using the mdwlist ...
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How to insert a non-stretching but line-breaking thin space?

How do I insert a small space that looks like the space I get with \, but allows a line break like a normal space does? I.e., I'm looking for a non-stretching, non-non-breaking space whose width is ...
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Hyphenating hyphens: how to change the default \discretionary

My language, Portuguese, have undergone another orthography reform (those committees simply can't avoid themselves from doing this mess from time to time.) Now we have to adapt, which brings us to my ...
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in-cell newlines (in tabular environments)?

I'm working on a table containing multi-line cells and I wonder if the following concept is supported by LaTeX. The concept itself is simple: allow a cell to span multiple lines by increasing the ...
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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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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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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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Phantom and line break

I want to make a cloze test using LaTeX. My Idea was to use the \phantom command to produce the space: Some text \underline{\phantom{some text to complete}} some more text. Now the problem is that ...
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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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Automatic line breaking of long lines of text?

Here, it is just a example. I have a line: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Now, I want to let LaTeX automatically ...
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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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Persuading (la)tex “silently to go beyond the envelope of 'good taste' ” to avoid an overfull hbox

My understanding, based on reading this website, is that (la)tex performs at most three passes when trying to typeset a paragraph: one based on \pretolerance, one based on \tolerance, and one based on ...
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Typeset a dialogue?

I need to typeset a dialogue in LaTeX, it's for a translation assignment. The original dialogue does something like this: - I found it, I told him. My finger was in the book, where George Best's ...
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Box around raggedright links spanning two lines extends to right margin

I need to use boxed links and ragged right text. The problem is that when a link spans two lines, though the link is broken correctly (when using pdflatex) the box around the linked text extends until ...
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Text out of margins

I don't know why, but a line in my text is out of margins. How can I avoid this issue? I'm using classicthesis in TeXworks. Edit: with the command \overfullrule=5pt I can see a black square ...
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Why do hyphenated words cause margin violations (and how can I prevent it)?

Sometimes my text goes past the right margin when there is a hyphenated word involved in the sentence. For example, in the figure below, the line that contains "inter-member" extends further right ...
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No indentation after empty line

Indentation can be selectively suppressed using \noindent or completely with the option parindent=full to the KOMA document classes. Books (fiction) are usually structured using paragraphs, indented ...
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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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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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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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How can I really force the hyphenation points of a word?

I try to make XeLaTeX hyphenate the German word "Sicherheitsbeauftragter". I tried several values for x in \tolerance=x and instances of \hyphenation{Si-cher-heits-be-auf-trag-ter}. Nothing worked. ...
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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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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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New lines and TeX: difference between ^^J and ^^M

What is a new line for TeX in the following contexts: When reading from a file. When writing to a file. After having read a % character. In a \scantokens. I am asking in particular because the ...
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Error with table

\begin{table}[ht] \makebox[\textwidth][c]{ \begin{tabular}{ccccc} \hline \hline [] & [] & [] & [] & []\\ [] & [] & [] & [] & []\\ ...
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How to use \sloppy for just some references?

I’m using XeLaTeX within MiKTeX and also the biblatex package for the literature. I’ve noticed that my bibliography set using \printbibliography is not set with the \sloppy option by default, which ...
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Line break in edge labels in tikz graph

I'm using tikz and pgf to draw state machines in a document, and I'd like to be able to have a multiline edge label between two nodes. Something like the following would be ideal: \begin{center} ...
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Is there a way to avoid short lines?

Is there a universal setting to tell TeX that the last line of a paragraph can not have just one word? For instance, instead of this: This is a sample paragraph and there is one word here. you ...
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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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Change text background within paragraph (with automatic linebreaks)

How do I change the text color as well as the text background color for e.g. a sentence within a paragraph? I know \textcolor for coloring the font and \colorbox for background coloring ...
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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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How to break this long radical into multiple lines?

I've got a very long radical in a display-math environment, so long that the equation spills in the right margin. How can I break that equation over multiple lines, so that it doesn't go into the ...
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Avoid hyphenation in chapter title

I wonder if there is a way to avoid hyphenation of words in the title of a chapter. I have tried \mbox but that makes the word run over the margin. I've also tried inserting a \\ in front of the ...
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How can I make my text never go over the right margin by always hyphenating or breaking on word-boundaries?

I've seen several different methods that can be used to make long words not go over the right margin, but all of them have been paragraph-based. I need a solution that can apply to the entire text ...
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Is it a good practice if we always locally precede \href with \sloppy?

Is it a good practice if we always locally precede \href with \sloppy as follows? if you are interested to know the details, please contact me at {\sloppy ...
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Newlines after section headings in amsart

This latex code: \documentclass[9pt]{amsart} \begin{document} \subsubsection*{Animals} Rabbit horse monkey cow \end{document} Generates something that looks approximately like this: ...
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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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force long text inside \item[{\texttt{}] to wrap

I have a LaTeX document that is automatically generated and then inserted as part of my own larger document with \input. This other document has a description environment for examples, one item for ...
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What to do when a line in a bibliography entry overflows?

The usual solution to fix lines that overflow is to rewrite it. However, that hardly works with bibliography entries that experience the same problem. So what can I do to fix it? I can't rewrite ...