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

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URL linebreak in footnote

I use a footnote with a too long url, so that I'd like to see a linebreak. The url package does linebreaks automatically as far as i know, but in the footnote it won't do it. Anyone have a solution to ...
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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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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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Censor text spanning multiple lines

I'd like to censor or hide some text while replacing it with the appropriate amount of white-space. The replacement text cannot be searchable. The text to be hidden usually exists in the LR mode. The ...
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Layout issue with biblatex

On the screenshot you can see that the ISBN number breaks the layout: How can I fix the layout? On my small attatched example the layout is not so much demaged like in my real work but you will ...
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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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I'm using the standalone package. How can I get regular paragraph breaks?

I'm using the standalone class to render images for individual math problems that will be displayed in an app, so the cropping functionality is essential. However, the package seems to destroy ...
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How to break long words after n chars (long genomic sequences)

I have to include relatively small genomic sequences in a Latex document (still, they are words of around 600-900 As Ts Gs and Cs) but I cannot find a way to force line wrapping after a certain number ...
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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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Forcing new line after item number in enumerate environment

How can I force the text of an enumerate item to start on a new line below the item number?
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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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I just want to have the text in my pdf the same way I have it in my editor

I want to paste from the clipboard a plain text copied from a text editor (line wordpad++, vim, notepad etc), and I want TeX to respect the same line break formatting that the editor has. This works ...
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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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Skipping line after “Proof” in proof environment

Like the OP in Is it possible to skip the first line in a theorem environment?, I would like to be able to skip a line after the word "Proof" so that the first line of the proof is actually part of ...
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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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“Allowing line break at ',' in inline math mode” breaks citations

In answering another question allowing line break at ',' in inline math mode, Stefan Kottwitz suggested two excellent ways to allow line breaks in inline math mode after ,. One way was to use the ...
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Tabular, parbox, vertical alignment

What i want to achieve is really simple: I want to be able to align cell content at the top (which is the default behavior of tabular) while being able to manually break lines (and anything you could ...
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Manual linebreak with justification but without empty line afterwards

What do I write at the end of a paragraph if my text is a couple letters short of being flush from left to right and I want the last line stretched slightly so that no empty space is left that the ...
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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 ...
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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 to generate non-blanks between words?

In an otherwise-vanilla latex doc, I have a long list of strings that I need separated by <space> <cdot> <space>. The output needs to look like: Lorem <cdot> ipsum ...
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remove endashes at linebreaks

I want to typeset a paragraph of endash-separated expressions, like this \documentclass{article} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} \begin{document} \centering test -- test -- test -- test -- test -- test ...
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\RaggedRight makes document longer

I have a document carefully written to fit in 4 pages; but when I added a \raggedright (or \RaggedRight with use of the ragged2e package) the length gets longer. Furthermore, suddenly the output ...
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How to deal with very long lstinline-phrases like long class names?

According to this Question: listing: How to deal with very long lines that do not contain spaces? My problem is that my \lstinline-phrases does not contain any special character like "-". In my ...
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Overfull \hbox from printindex

I've got a index generated with makeindex but when compiling the file again, when the index is generated, I get a bunch of overfull \hbox. This is an example of an index that results in overfull: ...
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Why does titlesec cause bizarre line breaks within \paragraph?

Consider the following example: \documentclass[12pt,a6paper]{article} %\usepackage{titlesec} \usepackage[textwidth=79mm]{geometry} \begin{document} \paragraph{I guess we'll have to make a few ...
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Is the number of authors restricted in article?

At the begining of the .tex file I put \title{title here} \author{name 1 \and name 2 \and name 3 \and name 4 \and name 5 \\ \small institution\\ \small ...
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Adjust the indentation whithin the algorithmicx-package when a line is broken

I have this code \documentclass{article} \usepackage{algorithm} \usepackage{algpseudocode} \begin{document} \begin{algorithm} \caption{Minimal Working Example for my Problem} ...
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LaTeX Centering newline in subfloat caption

I have these images with their title beneath: I want to add some information below, like this: The good news is, I'm able to do it. The last screenshot is from my pdf previewer. ...
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Newline/linebreak in \message

I want to prompt some messages to my console. I used \message{Hi out there!} Now i want some more Text but with an linebreak. \message{Hello World %some line break here Salut monde } Well i ...
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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} ...
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How can I fix a problem where italics prevent line breaking when using microtype? [duplicate]

I wish to use protrusion and expansion from microtype as I like the look you get with them. I use amsthm and typeset theorems in italic as usual (with \theoremstyle{plain}). With microtype enabled, ...
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How to wrap the 90 degrees rotated text in a table cell

in Microsoft word I have a table which has the following structure. Now, I need to make a similar table in LaTex to submit a publication, I tried with the following code, ...
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Manually breaking a long URL (in the bibliography)

I have a large bibliography in which a few items are causing underfull hboxes due to a long URL. Answers to similar questions suggest a number of global options for fixing this; e.g. Forcing ...
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How to break URLs when footnotes are on same line?

Question Footnotes on the same line revealed that it is a good idea to use \usepackage[para]{footmisc}. However, this does not seem to work with URLs: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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hyperref package, breaklinks option

When I compile with LaTeX + dvips, I get the following warning message: Package hyperref Warning: You have enabled option `breaklinks'. (hyperref) But driver `hdvips.def' does not ...
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break lines in minted code

Thanks to this question minted is able to break long source code lines. It is working really fantastic, except in one case: When already indented code gets breaked into two lines, than line two gets ...
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Split up several equations into smaller ones?

I've tried to search for it, but I couldn't seem to find an answer to my question, so here goes. Let's say I'm writing a report of some sort. I'm up 50 pages or so, and at least 100 equations. Then, ...
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How to highlight arabic texts with allowing line breaks?

I would like to highlight some texts. For Latin texts the \hl command of the soul package works well, but not for Arabic texts. (\hl{SOME ARABIC TEXT} has only a small line as output in the pdf ...
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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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How to allow line break in a long hyperlink in a PDF compiled by latex-dvips-ps2pdf?

I am using latex-dvips-ps2pdf steps with -Ppdf option passed to dvips. The following code snippet \documentclass{article} \usepackage[colorlinks]{hyperref} \usepackage{breakurl} ...
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How to use `\newline` after an item list?

Concretely, this is what I am trying to do: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item This \item That \item Where \end{itemize} %if I put \newline or \\ here it ...
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How to prevent LaTeX from line-breaking a phrase?

How can I prevent LaTeX from putting line-breaks into a phrase? I could replace dashes with "~ and spaces with non-breaking spaces, but I'm looking for a more general solution in case I need other ...
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How to use less space for ~

In a paper, I need to use the abbreviated form of Figure as in "see Fig. 2". To avoid line breaks between Fig. and the number itself, I place a ~ in between. However in that case, the inserted space ...
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Force line break inside a \lim argument in align environment

Inside an align environment I have a \lim with two variables which should be displayed in two lines: \begin{align} ... f & = \lim _ {a \rightarrow -\infty \linebreak b \rightarrow \infty} ... \\ ...