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

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Test if paragraph has an overfull line

I'd like to test if the last paragraph has any overfull line. The naive approach of looking at the \badness once the paragraph is finished does not work, as it will only give the badness of the last ...
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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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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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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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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} ... \\ ...
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Why \linebreak doesn't work when text width is not set?

This is the code I have: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{shapes} \begin{document} \tikz \node[rectangle split, rectangle split parts=2] ...
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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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How to break long url in an item

I have an enumerate. In an item I have a long url. I use the package breakurl and it works fine outside the enumerate but not in the item. \usepackage[margin=3cm]{geometry} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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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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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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Proof environment - line break after the “Proof.”

I want to make the proof environment in amsthm package to auto add a line break right after the "Proof." I tried the following code, which also removed the QED sign, but it doesn't work: No linebreak ...
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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 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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Listings package does not break

The following code does not break even though the breaklines and breakatwhitespace is set: \lstset{ language=XML, numbers=left, numberstyle=\tiny\color{gray}, stepnumber=1, ...
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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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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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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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How to rigidly chop long lines in plain TeX

I am using plain TeX and want to typeset an appendix that contains several hundred URLs. When a URL goes past the right margin, I would like TeX to stop printing (i.e. not carry into the margin, not ...
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Place TikZ coordinate or \zlabel at every (base)line

I'm currently adjusting the code shown in Test if a paragraph has a page break in it? to support underlining and highlighting using TikZ similar as shown in Cool Text Highlighting in LaTeX, but ...
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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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\documentclass[convert]{standalone} ignores linebreak

I tried to combine this answer Compile a LaTeX document into a PNG image that's as short as possible with my answer Add column in a table But the pdflatex -shell-escape table.tex ignores ...
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Box with adaptive length

When I want to put formulas into boxes, I like the box to adapt to the length of my formula. For example, I don't want to put $1+1=2$ in a very large box. To address this, I use the command \encadrer ...
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“Bleed” text into the page margins?

Is it possible to have lines (as an exception) that continue into the right margin ? Here's why I hope it's possible: I have a document and one of the headings is the formal name of a particular ...
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how to enforce correct hyphenation of “(near-)uniform” as “(near-)” + “uniform” instead of “(near-” + “)uniform”?

how to enforce correct hyphenation of (near-)uniform as (near-) uniform instead of (near- )uniform?
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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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How can I make a pair of words stick together in line breaks?

How can I make a pair of words stick together in line breaks? For example, "MS Access". I don't want a line break in the middle. But, I'd like to set this up once, not at every occurrence of that ...
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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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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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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 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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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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stacking text for cryptography

What is the best way to stack long passages of (fixed-wdith) text on top of each other? I am writing exercises and solutions for a cryptography class and would like to be able to have plaintext above ...
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Automatically line breaking text, or extending arrows in tikz

Is it possible to automatically make the text line break so that it does not overflow into the nodes? An alternative is to have the nodes automatically moved farther away to accommodate the longer ...
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Insert a character at beginning of each line after the current one?

I'm looking for a way to obtain automatically the following layout of French "continuous guillemets", used in old typography when a citation includes another citation that spreads over several lines ...
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Why \allowbreak is not working?

So, here's the code I have: \usepackage{amsthm} \begin{theorem} ...could be now considered as an algebraic structure $DB_E = \left\langle \mathbb{S},\allowbreak \mathbb{E},\allowbreak f,\allowbreak ...
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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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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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Avoid line break between em-dash and the next word

I'm writing a text in Spanish, and I have a phrase wrote between em-dashes (that work like parentheses). The problem is that if the "opening" em-dash is too near the end of the line, then it may ...
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Using discretionary linebreaks in centering environment

I am having trouble with the interaction between discretionary line breaks and centering. I have defined macros for math mode that contain discretionary line breaks to help TeX lay out inline ...
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\overbrace split accross multiple lines

Is there a way to split the overbrace so that it appears in two halves over a multi-line equation. Something like /-----------Overbrace Label---- Equation over which to place ...
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Avoiding a line break at the beginning of an enumerate

How can I avoid the line break at the begin of an enumerate environment? I've noticed that theorem-style environments succeed in doing so. I'm using the enumitem package and my concrete example is: ...
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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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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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Preventing line shrinking with raggedright

Sometimes with \raggedright, if a line is too long, but only slighly so, it will be shrunk instead of broken up. Here is an example: \documentclass{article} \raggedright \begin{document} This is a ...
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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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Linebreak in \thanks footnote?

I am using the scrartcl class of Koma-Script with \thanks on the title page. Everything works as expected, so far, but I'd like to use a linebreak within the footnote. Here's an MWE: ...
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Prohibiting line break at specific point of url while using \url command

I have a \url{some.edu/page} that breaks just before .edu I would like to have it break at the / at worst, or not at all. How can I do that?