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

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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 ...
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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 ...