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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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Underfull \hbox in bibliography

I am getting lots of "Underfull \hbox" warnings that point to the *.bbl file. It looks like these messages appear only when URLs are very long, like in the below example: @techreport{nistguidesec, ...
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\hfill after linebreak

I have a simple text. Right after the end of the text I use \hfill to get some words right aligned. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur ...
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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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What is the difference between \nobreak and \nolinebreak?

What is the difference between \nobreak and \nolinebreak? I noticed that a lot of solutions in TeX.SE use the former, but I thought the latter is LaTeX while the former is plain TeX. And LaTeX macros ...
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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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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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How can I insert a newline in a framebox?

I have several frameboxes in my document, using the following command: \framebox(115,115){ R-Sq: \newline For example} I want to force a new line, but neither \newline or \\ appear to work. Is ...
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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 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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Insert a new line without \newline command

I'm searching for inser a new line just push the "enter" button on the keyboard. Is there a solution? This is the "boring" way: \section{mySection} My really really really long text.\newline ...
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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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Theorem environment - line break after label [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ntheorem environment with indentation Skipping line after “Proof” in proof environment \begin{theorem}[label] The theorem text. \end{theorem} I want to ...
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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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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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Non-breaking space in \citet using natbib?

When adding citations in the body of a document I'm used to write ... in some interesting paper~\cite{interesting}. So that (if I'm using numbered references) the word “paper” and the citation ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Wrap text at any point if normal hyphenation not possible

I have data (generated from a database, not manually typed in) that mostly fits into a table cell with fixed width, but sometimes overflows because there are long words for which no hyphenation is ...
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Allowing line break at C++ operators ('::', '->', …) in \lstinline

The following picture shows my problem: How can I tell \lstinline to break lines at specific C++ operators? For example: FooFactory::instance()->createFoo() should be broken as follows: ... ...
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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 ...
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linebreak in description title

In my document I have a description environment. One of the titles in the description is too long to fit in one line and I want to break it. I know this is a bad styling but I can't think of any way ...
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Applications of various strength of \linebreak command

This is a curiosity-driven question. The LaTeX \linebreak command comes with five options, from 0 to 4, determining its strength. \linebreak[0] allows TeX to break a line where he normally does not ...
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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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\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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Command \obeylines in a macro

I need to collect data (a sequence of input strings) in the preamble of a document, but the strings are to be typeset later in the document and must obey the line breaks set when typing the strings at ...
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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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Something like \raisebox that respects line breaks

If one wants to raise some text one uses something like \raisebox{0.5 em}{some text} However this doesn't respect line breaks and may cause some nasty overflows. Is there a way to have \raisebox ...
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Latex doesn't break spaces in \texttt correctly (Overfull \hbox)

I'm having some text in an \texttt environment and it turns out that latex breaks the lines in these environments sometimes correctly and sometimes not. A working minimum example ...
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References spilling out of margin in bibliography

I have a search for this problem but all I could find was the case of reference citations in document spilling over, not the bibliography. Quite simple problem I hope... In my bibliography some of ...
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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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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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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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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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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 should I do manual line breaks?

How do I break lines manually? Methods I use: \linebreak \\ \n Which is the recommended one? Example: If I just put like this in my tex file, This is for people who love VIM and for people who ...
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Theorem formatting: strange interaction with itemize

This question is related to this one. I want to have theorem headers alone on a line like this: Theorem 1. some text... In the amsthm documentation, they suggest doing this: ...
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Automatic linebreaks for equations in tabular environment?

I have so far tested the breqn's dmath environment example here but it does not work with tabular in rotating's sidewaystable, resulting into \cr errors in wrong place. So How can you automatically ...
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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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When can I safely add an empty line?

I really like spacing my LaTeX to stay organized, but I'm always scared that adding a space will affect the output when all I really wanted to do was separate the "code" a bit. So most of the time I ...