{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 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 ...
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How can I put the vertical line using multicolumn?

How can I fix the vertical lines? \begin{landscape} \begin{table}[htbp] \caption{Cronograma de Actividades} \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|c|} \hline ...
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Separate sectioning titles for main text, headings, and toc for line breaking purposes

I am using the titlesec package with the toctitles option, which modifies the optional argument of sectioning commands so that this optional argument is used only in headings; the non-optional ...
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Using \\ to Start New Line [duplicate]

When I was initially learning to use LaTeX, the professor who taught me the basics instructed me to use \\ as a way to end a previous line and start a new line of text. However, many of the veteran ...
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Why Latex cannot compile when I add “\left[ ]\right” [duplicate]

Successful code: \documentclass[a4paper,cs4size,UTF8]{ctexart} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{mathtools} \usepackage{amssymb} \begin{document} ...
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Why `\\` is wrong here? [duplicate]

The following codes return errors \documentclass{article} \begin{document} cd\\ [asd] \end{document} But this one will work \documentclass{article} \begin{document} cd [asd] \end{document}
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Overfull in option of thm when using “showkey” usepackage

I have a problem when using the showkeys uspackage, I get overfull in the option of the thm statement. and when I remove the showkeys it breaks automatically. I do not know the error might comes from ...
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Reduce the number of lines of a paragraph [duplicate]

How can I tell Latex that I want my paragraph with n less lines? I saw a question some days ago, but after twenty minutes of heavy searching (I think), I found nothing. There is a “penalty” or ...
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Formatting a large matrix across multiple lines

I have the following latex to create a matrix: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amssymb} \usepackage{graphicx,ctable,booktabs} ...
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How to remove unnecessary space in flalign* environment

This is the first time I've ever used TeX and I'm super confused as to why this is happening. When I used the flalign* environment within the enumerate environment, it leaves line break after the item ...
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Extremely long equations giving overfull hbox

I am using wxMaxima for doing homework. I have extremely long mathematical equations. I exported my work to a .tex file. But now I have several overfull bad box warnings. I tried to use geometry ...
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How to obtain perfect greyness with TeX?

Greyness, or typographic color is the apparent blackness of a block of text. I would be curious how you deal with improving it in TeX. How much can TeX's inherent line-breaking algorithm be fine-tuned ...
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What spacing/justification change might fix this hbox overfill in an enumerate environment?

I'm planning on cleaning up a large TeX file for viewing on an e-reader (hence, small page size), and as I'm new to TeX I'm practicing on a sample file and following these instructions. However, I'm ...
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When should I use non-breaking space?

DEK gained a reputation of painting red the draft dissertations of his students, taking particular note of incidents when they omitted a non-breaking space that should have been included. I have this ...
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How to add a line break in math mode but number the whole as one formula?

I am trying to get the following formula on two lines like this: \begin{equation} W \in \mathbf{M}_N \rightarrow W' \in \mathbf{M}_{N+1}\\ (w_{ij})_{1\leq i,j\leq N} \mapsto (w_{ij})_{1\leq i,j\leq ...
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LaTeX is crossing its limits

Pardon for the funny title. I have a large report in the middle of which there is a sentence Let $\mathcal{L}$ : $\mathcal{O}$ $\rightarrow$ $\mathcal{S}$ be a function This shows in the report as ...
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Tabular seems to create huge white space between lines

I am having a strange problem with a document I write. When I insert a table latex produces huge white gaps between the text lines and sends the table to the next page. I thought two possible ...
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Splitting the equation on two lines

I have the following equation (as you can see I have used split): \begin{equation}\label{testequation} \begin{split} d_{m}^{\phi}\left(A,f\right)=\sqrt[m]{\mid ...
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Overfull hbox in biblatex

I just ran into a problem using biblatex with a long author and title: The output extends past the right margin of my text, because biblatex does not insert a linebreak before the date. Please see the ...
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Obeylines in letterhead

when I am writing a letter and using the class scrlttr2. I would like to use \obeylines for the address, so I can just paste an address into my latex source code, i.e. somewhat like this: ...
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Is there a standard for automatic line-breaking for text with various alignment types?

The context is that I'd like to not have to manually choose newlines and rather eyeball the length of text and possibly specify the number of lines or horizontal width the text should take up. I'm ...
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Line break in table [duplicate]

I want to go on writing in the first array but in a new line. The command \\ is not working for this. Can anybody help me please? My code is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[landscape]{geometry} ...
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\hyphenation does not work

TeX trys to hypehnate my word "universeller" in a totally wrong way. It makes it to "Üniverseller" and removes the quotation marks in the front before. When I use \mbox it writes the word over the ...
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Left-aligning URL with line breaks in bibliography

URLs break fine in my bibliography. My problem is that they are justified which creates a gap between "URL:" and the URL itself (see below). Is there a way to left align only the URL? I am using ...
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Minimum number of characters in the last line of a paragraph [duplicate]

Last line of paragraph should end with a minimum of five characters of the word. Is it possible to obtain this with LaTeX ?
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Problem with latex box

I defined a new command in order to create an empty box with a title. The code is the following: \newcommand{\mybox}[2]{ \textbf{\emph{#1}} \vspace{2mm} {\centering\fbox{ ...
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Splitting a very long word into several lines without using the \seqsplit package

I have a very long word (in a table tabular) that needs to be split up into several lines by using to the page margins. Normally I would use the advice given here and elsewhere but my word contains ...
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Line break with _

I have been searching what is the proper line break when using _ but I did not find any rules for that. I have a table which is too big and the content has to be divided into two lines. I have a name ...
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Error with nested environment and forced linebreak inside tabbing

I reduced the offending code to this: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,notitlepage]{report} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \begin{document} \newenvironment{foo}{}{} ...
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Why Latex does not start a new line automatically?

Here is the preamble of my latex file: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[margin=.5cm]{geometry} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} My problem is the text in the document ...
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Line break after description label

How can I ger a line break after the label of a description environment item? I'd like to keep the indentation and the bold face for the item label, but I'd like to have the body of the item in a ...
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Simple newline in equation [duplicate]

I'm trying to line-break in the middle of a series of defined matrices. The code looks like: \begin{equation} I = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 \end{pmatrix}, X = \begin{pmatrix} 0 & 1 ...
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How to add line break to caption without using caption package

I wish to add a line break to a caption, but I would wish to avoid adding of caption package. Is it possible? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[format=plain, ...
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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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Which choice of line-breaking parameters gives the minimum number of lines

Sometimes, you don't care about the "beauty" of TeX line-breaking algorithm, but just want that one or two extra lines in a document. When faced with such a situation, I start adding ~ at appropriate ...
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Xelatex polyglossia hyphenation

Is there a way to make the polyglossia package solve the hyphenation problem that presents itself in the log as "Overfull \hbox" automatically? (Note: I find that having shorter lines—even for the ...
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BibLaTeX: allowing a line break between citations for the same year in authordate-comp

I am using BibLaTeX, with the authordate-comp style. I have one citation where I cite seven citations for the same author for the same year, using \parencite. This results in a citation like ...
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Conditional Linebreak for back references

In my bibliography I use back references. Now, I would like them to appear flush right in the last line of my reference. This can be done easily with an \hfill. However, if the back reference becomes ...
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Overfull bad boxes with natbib

I have a problem with the \citep command of natbib, namely, that I get a lot of bad boxes (overfulls). Most of these happen within a citation. I tried \usepackage[square, authoryear]{natbib} (as ...
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Allow/force word wrapping at ideographic spaces

I am making a set of flashcards to help me practice my kanji, and the format I want is quite simple: On the front, I'll have the character, and on the back I will have its meanings and readings (with ...