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

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Line break in columns in booktabs table

Hi I want to fit the following table on to one landscape page: Therefore I want columns 2,3,4,5,6 to have a line break in the header row only. Also I want to be able to use footnotes and I need to ...
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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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How do I ensure that linebreaks in URLs occur at the right position? [closed]

I am writing my survey report using LyX. In my bibliography section, there is unusual behavior in my pdf. One reference breaks the margin. This is the issue You can see that one line is out of ...
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Breakline inside tabular whilst keeping the automatic line wrapping

I declared a macro like this: \newcommand{\itemcell}[1]{% \begin{tabular}[t]{@{}l@{}}#1\end{tabular} } Which is basically the macro that's always recommended on this website when people ask on ...
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Long URL extends into margin - it breaks at underscore, but too late

In my dissertation I have a long URL containing many underscore characters as word separators (Wiki software did this). These URLs break at an underscore (good!), but too late, causing the line of ...
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linebreaking when using raisebox in section

How to break the line when using raisebox command in \section. My MWE is : \documentclass{book} \usepackage[explicit]{titlesec} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{graphicx} ...
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Long url is not wrapped [duplicate]

In my report I have a long url in my bibliography section. it is not formatted as the other references. I followed this and this articles for that. But I cannot solve my issue. I am using LyX This is ...
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Multiple Institutes per Line in Title Slide

I'm making a talk in beamer where I have to acknowledge about 10 authors, all from different institutions. By default beamer puts multiple authors per line, but only one institute per line. Here's a ...
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Preventing line break in figure caption

I have the following figure with the corresponding caption: As you can see the caption inappropriately breaks the line, which I want to avoid. Optimally without simply reducing the font size of the ...
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Copy from PDF without line breaks at end of each line

When I produce the PDF, open it and copy the paragraph into notepad, there is a forced line break at the end of every line in the PDF. Is there a way to get over this, so that I can copy the paragraph ...
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Two-lined brace in tikz node

I want to produce a timeline in the tikzpicture environment that looks like this: But my code, gives me the following: So I need the brace around both lines of my node! My code now looks as ...
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tabular tabularx automatic linebreak (p/m/b doesn't work as expected)

The following snipped should break at the end of the column \begin{table}[hb] \begin{tabular}{|l|p{.5\textwidth}|} \hline \bfseries Col 1 & \bfseries Col 2\\\hline \hline Line ...
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How to insert soft return in LaTex?

I have one problem with my project. I want to insert soft return. If I insert \\ the text is not fully justified. Can I insert soft return like in MS Word? I have no idea how to fully justify first ...
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Best way on “how to prevent overfull boxes with parameters”

I need to prevent overfull boxes, so that there is never a line larger than \hsize. Is there a way to do this with parameters alone without setting \emergencystretch to a large value? The problem is: ...
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Force newline in sequence diagram comment

I am using msc package to generate message sequence charts, here is documentation. I want to make a comment in 2 lines, because it does not fit in one line on my page. I tried \newline but it didn't ...
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line breaking mystery in `\@dottedtocline`

I'm trying to understand why some entries in a table of contents are overfull even if a sensible break points exist. I pulled down the problem (and the definition of \@dottedtocline) to this example: ...
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Make longtable automatically fit page (line width)

I have a longtable in landscape mode that is automatically split on multiple pages when there are too many rows. I have solved the length problem. Now I have a problem with width, the rows are going ...
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Avoiding hbox overflow problems by falling back to ragged text

I would like the text in my LaTeX document to be justified, unless it would result in an hbox overflow (i.e., words overflowing into the margin). If an hbox overflow would otherwise occur, I would ...
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Change of chapter appearance

I got the following code for making the chapter appearance in [report] mode, which I would like to keep: \renewcommand{\thechapter}{\arabic{chapter}} \titleformat{\chapter}[display] {\bfseries\Large} ...
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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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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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Can TeX tell me where it is breaking the lines and pages?

I am looking for TeX to tell me where in the TeX file it has broken the lines and pages. I put \label in every word or even character and then it does tell me something but sometimes it is still ...
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How to write a mathematical formula in 2 lines?

I have a mathematical formula with many symbols and Greek characters, but it is too big. So I want to split it in two lines. I use \\ between $, but it doesn't work. Does anybody know how to fix it?
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Environment to allow line breaks at “,” in math mode

I find the question and accepted answer to Allowing line break at , in inline math mode? very useful, BUT I would like to make an environment (e.g. "allowbreaks") out of it. The problem is that I'm ...
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Longtable Long Word wrapping issue

Im trying to wrap long words in a longtable and its not quite working right. some of the words spill over to the next cell. any help would be great thanks! \documentclass{report} ...
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Linebreak inside 'align'

I tried to linebreak inside math mode which did not work. So searching for that led me to try using 'align' instead. So I'm trying to break a line inside align with the following code: ...
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Prevent LaTeX to break an inline math equation

I hope this question was not asked before. At least I haven't found it. I have an inline math equation and LaTeX is breaking it into two parts. In this case I'd prefer to have the whole and short ...
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Prevent linebreak before enumerate

I switched from a proof environment to a custom one, if I begin the custom environment with an enumerate, there is a linebreak that I'd like to prevent. The MWE shows the difference between the proof ...
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How to avoid line break with \[ \] syntax [closed]

I know I should not use $$ $$ for math equations since it's deprecated, and instead I should use \[ and \]. But with this notation, every formula I type is centered on a new line. How can I have the ...
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Using XeTeXlinebreaklocale for non space delimited languages, locales?

I am currently using xeCJK for Chinese/Japanese/Korean languages. Using Polyglossia for Thai, with the line break setting: \XeTeXlinebreaklocale "th" I've seen several people discuss the use of the ...
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Text highlighting that works with CMYK xcolor mode?

I looked at Cool Text Highlighting in LaTeX, and as my MWE (below) demonstrates: ... the first part, highlighted with soul's \hl, fails when [cmyk]{xcolor} is used. The accepted answer in the link ...
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How to make breaklines the result from PythonTeX ?

I try make a document with use PythonTeX like this : \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} \usepackage{pythontex} \usepackage{fullpage} \begin{document} \begin{verbatim} \py{2014/2009} ...
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Aligned equations in LaTeX

I have a long equation in LaTeX, which I need to break up into more lines. I've done this, although its not quite what I was looking for. Here is a MWE showing my problem: ...
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Strange “No line to end error” from \newchapter{} Thesis Formatting

I'm using a document class from my University, {urithesis} and I'm receiving some strange errors I can't seem to clear up - I was hoping someone might have some experience with similar issues. This ...
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How can I prohibit page break at `\\`?

How can I prohibit page break at \\? I tried \\* and it sometimes worked but sometimes not. Here is a non-working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{textheight=2cm} ...
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“\item[text]” text of a description list going off of page

I am trying to make a description list in which an item has quite a long name and the text goes off of the page to the right instead of wrapping to the next line. \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Split this equation up

Is there a nice way to deal with the following problem? I have an equation that is too long for a line, but I can't split it up that easily, as it contains a fraction. \begin{equation} ...
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Reversing the effect of a \newline with the next command?

I'm using the harvard package and the agsm bibliography style. I'm aware that there are alternatives, e.g., natbib plus har2nat, and I will be looking into those in the not-too-distant future, but at ...
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Increasing space between paragraphs [duplicate]

I want to know how to increase the distance between two paragraphs but not between two lines of the same paragraph. For example, if I type a long line, I want to wrap that line into a paragraph, but ...
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Underfull \hbox (badness 10000) in paragraph error

I have the following source code to display a information in a specific format: \newcommand{\headerrow}[2] { \begin{tabular*}{\linewidth}{l@{\extracolsep{\fill}}r} #1 & #2 ...
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Separating two huge images into two pages

How can I seperate two huge images into two pages? I tried \newline but no success. \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{subfig} \usepackage{caption} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} ...
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Increase spacing between equations

\documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{siunitx} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \text{Concentration of unknown sample solution} &= \frac{303 - 0.00227}{0.215} \\ &= ...
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How do I center table headings including line breaks? [duplicate]

\documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{a4paper} \usepackage{mathpazo} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{booktabs} ...
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Overfull hbox in description environment

I have a problem with description environment. The text exceeds the width of the page \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,10pt]{report} \usepackage[francais]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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linebreak and pagebreak wherever I want with justified margins

I am looking for two commands: \mylinebreak \mypagebreak The first is supposed to break a line at the very position where the command is set and make the previous line justified (and not ...
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Line-breaking long cell contents when using longtable through datatool

I'm trying to display a table loaded from a CSV file and displaying it like this: \DTLloadrawdb[]{myDB}{myDB.csv} \DTLdisplaylongdb[% caption={myDB caption},% label={tab:myDB},% ...
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LuaTeX: Line break problem with microtype + geometry (bindingoffset) [duplicate]

I have a problem with the combination LuaTeX + package microtype + option bindingoffset from the geometry package when typesetting the following example: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Was the Knuth-Plass line breaking output ever subjected to a blind experiment?

Have any blind trials been organized to test to which extent "the average reader" prefers paragraphs typeset by the Knuth-Plass algorithm (or more advanced variants) over those typeset using the ...
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Fast way to start a new line

I have quite a few equations in a latex document that are similar to this one here: \mathbb{E}(\cos^2) = \frac{\pi \left(\beta \left(8 \left(2 \alpha ^2+2 \alpha +1\right) \beta ^2-12 (2 ...
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How to prevent an equation from flowing over the end of line?

One of my equations, which is not particularly long, happened to be in the end of a line. LaTeX put it in such a way that it uglily flows over the end of the line. Is there an automatic way to fix it, ...