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

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multiple aligns and line breaking

I am trying to have multiple alignment in my equation in addition to line breaking. Here is a mwe illustrating my problem: \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{amsmath, ...
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Allow line break, but without inserting a dash

I have a sentence that contains a number of long dataset names. I would like to allow LaTeX to break these names at certain positions that I would like to specify somehow just like I can use \- to ...
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Section break that displays content iff it occurs in middle of a page

I'm trying to create a section break that will display a separator when it occurs in the middle of a page, but display nothing if it lies at the top or bottom of a page, where there's nothing to be ...
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How to respect 80-character limit per line of text in source code

Suppose I have a long line of italicized text in a report or other document. If it is more than 80 characters long, I may want to move everything after the 79th column position to the next line in ...
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Manually break biblatex entry like date or number

I am running Biblatex with Biber and TexnicCenter with Miktex. How do I manually break the date or put it on the next line if it is at the end of an entry (ISO 8601, has to be broken or on a new ...
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How come the tilde ~ sometimes does not behave like non-breaking space?

This is again one of the behaviors that are quite difficult to catch in a reconstructible (and simple) example, so one has to resort to animations. Basically, the issue is this: the tilde (~) is ...
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Text is not fitting the column

I want my texts to continue in the next line instead of continuing in the other column. How can I manage this? My code is : ![enter image description here][1] ...
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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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Remove space in Emails

In a paper I need to remove spaces between two emails of an author with two affiliations. The code is below: \documentclass[10pt,twocolumn,letterpaper]{article} \begin{document} \title{Title} Author ...
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LaTeX doesn't break lines with capitalized words to the end properly

I have a text like: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur BRANDNAME sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero ...
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How do I separate items within a line so that the separator automatically does not appear at either end, and items are not line-broken?

In my CV, I have lists that look like this: wizardry \tdot fluid dynamics \tdot applied bear wrangling \tdot calculus \tdot [...] where \tdot is a \textperiodcentered character along with some ...
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bigdelim and text with multiple lines

I have a table with a common label for multiple lines. Using bigdelim I place brackets to give explanations. My explanation has too much text for one line, so I would like it to break over multiple ...
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Listing package showing newline after the last line of code

I haven't been able to suppress this newline only with configuration. In the listings documentation it is said that the showlines option if set to false won't let the newline appears, but that is not ...
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How to automatically keep the indentation level when a line has to be broken

I'm using the algpseudocode package with two custom commands, \Let and \LongState to handle automatic indentation of (broken) long lines in the spirit of Werner's answer, which uses \parbox to wrap ...
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Text moving outside of justification margins [duplicate]

Apologies if the title is incorrect, but I'm not entirely sure how to describe the issue I am having. Please see the image below for clarification. The text should be justified, but in random spots of ...
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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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Breakable fill-in blanks

What is a good way to create blank space (preferably, underlined -- it is to be filled in by hand when document is printed) that takes up all the remaining space on a line. The blank space may appear ...
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Why graphics do not respect the end of line?

I see this all the time, inline graphics (in this case tikz picture) do not obey line breaks and flow like a word. In this example document, there are no forces new lines and the picture sticks out ...
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Word stacking in math mode

I have this wordy equation and don't have much room in my two-column article style. I want to stack small expressions with a "partial line break", so as to save room. I figured it out, but it isn't ...
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very bad underfull hbox

I would like to include a progress bar in my presentation and, when in draft mode, a page number below the progress bar. I have the code to do this, and it looks great, but I get one instance of this ...
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Why no vertical-mode Knuth-Plass?

I have only basic knowledge of the TeX internals, so I hope what I am saying here is not complete nonsense. If I understand correctly, in TeX, horizontal positioning / line breaking is done using a ...
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How to break line of subscript under min?

$$ \min_{c^{(1)}, c^{(2)}, \cdots, c^{(m)}; \\ \mu_1, \mu_2, \cdots, \mu_K} \frac{1}{m} \sum_{i=1}^m \left\lVert \vec{x}^{(i)} - \mu_{c^{(i)}} \right\rVert $$ The \\ does not seem to do the trick? ...
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How can I prevent TeX hyphenating one occurrence of a word (locally)?

I'm currently typesetting a test using the exam class and the test consists of some True or False statements. Some statements span a couple of lines, but some could fit in a single line, except for ...
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How to keep a short word together with the rest of the sentence?

I'm writing an article. In a certain paragraph, the last sentence is spread over two lines. The second line is just a short word ('in') and that's a bit ugly. Is there an easy way to keep it together ...
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Changing the rules of line breaks

I used pgfplotstable to read the data from a file. The columns have fixed widths. The third column contains usual text and the lines are broken nicely. The second column contains mathematical ...
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line exceeds margin in cover letter [duplicate]

I used newlfm to create a cover letter. However after I made some pieces of text bold, italics and underlined, some lines exceeded the margin. I then used \sloppy. Still, there is one line that juts ...
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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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make a title for a poster

It will be very helpful if someone kindly help me fixing the title of the code below: \documentclass[a0,portrait]{a0poster} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Text hypenation inside array-typed environment

I'm trying to write a cases or array environment, inside display mode, with some long line of text. The thing is I can't achieve a linebreak. I know for certain that array won't allow this. I also ...
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Greedy line breaks for 2 lines

I have some text to typeset which is short enough so that it fits to either 1 or 2 lines. I'm using \raggedright. I'd like to set up parameters like \hyphenpenalty so that as much as possible would ...
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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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How can I make my title wrap in a tikzposter [duplicate]

I'm making a poster using the tikzposter document class, it's working nicely except that my title is too long and I can't make it wrap, I've tried \\, \protect, \newline and \par. \\ and \par throw ...
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Why might \\* (“line break here, but no page break”) not work, and how can one fix this?

One is often taught that "\\ causes a line break which is not a paragraph break" and "the variant \\* additionally prevents a page break". (I hereby acknowledge user egreg's admonition that "\\* ...
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Table with a single column using text-wrapping

I have a table with 3 columns. The first two just have cells with 1 or 2 short values which I do not want to wrap and I want to be the minimum allowed size. The 3rd column has a lot more text, and ...
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How to make tabbed newlines

I need to make my text look like this for a homework assignment, how can I achieve that? (Sorry if the title or tags don't fit, I don't even know how this is called)
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Using Sagetex on cloud.sagemath.com, is it possible to make Sageblock code wrap automatically?

Creating a LaTeX document on the Sage Math Cloud. Whenever I use a sageblock, I end up with endless typesetting warnings because the notes and code inside the sageblock does not automatically wrap ...
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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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Latex Table - \smallskip breaks vertical lines

I am creating a table, in which I want to separate groups of lines, using \smallskip. However, at the very left of the table there is a \multirow cell, whose vertical lines are now broken. Is there a ...
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Curly brackets with long content cross the margin [duplicate]

I wonder if there is a way to break a line when it is too long with a curly bracket crossing the margin. Thanks. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} blablabla blablabla blablabla blablabla ...
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How to prevent globally and strictly Overfull by relaxing Underfull or justification?

To suppress overflows, on one extreme, we have ragged layouts which suppress justification : \usepackage{ragged2e} % ...
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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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How can I change the low, med, high penalty settings for \linebreak? Or perhaps there's better way of breaking lines?

This question really belongs as a comment to Applications of various strength of \linebreak command but unfortunately my reputation is so low that I'm not allowed to comment. ...
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How to paste a line break into the find box

This is a very, very simple question, but I can't seem to find an answer anywhere. I pasted a document from Word into TeXnicCenter. The tabs copied over nicely, and I can paste those into the find ...
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How to add a forced line break inside a table cell

I have some text in a table and I want to add a forced line break. I want to insert a forced line break without having to specify the column width, i.e. something like the following: ...
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What to do with both “underfull \hbox” and “overfull \hbox” in the same line?

I've recently read through my \jobname.log files to spot errors in typography. I came across this: Overfull \hbox (6.8925pt too wide) in paragraph at lines 650--651 [][]\T1/cmtt/m/n/10 ...
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Reducing spaces

I have a paragraph in itemize. The paragraph is a long one as as a result it moves to a new line. However, I want to reduce the interline space. I have used \baselineskip but it is making the text ...
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What, in the custom class I use, prevents line breaking in listings?

I have found how to wrap code inside lstlisting block. When my document has article class, everything works as expected. However, when I change the document's class to one I need in my work, lines do ...
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How to run \IfSubStr on a macro parameter that may contain a newline

I have a macro where parameters may contain newlines but when one does, everything seems to break. How can I prevent this problem? I also want \IfSubStr to look for a match anywhere in the ...
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Line breaking of URLs at “-”

I have a URL in my bibliography which line-breaks in an unpleasant way. The URL breaks as follows: http://www.mathworks.se/help/matlab/matlab_oop/(break) implementing-operators-for-your-class.html I ...
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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 ...