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

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How to join paragraphs with a pilcrow \P?

Background There are many typographically distinct ways to separate paragraphs from one another, the most common being starting each paragraph on a new line with either an indent or additional ...
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in-cell newlines (in tabular environments)?

I'm working on a table containing multi-line cells and I wonder if the following concept is supported by LaTeX. The concept itself is simple: allow a cell to span multiple lines by increasing the ...
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Why \linebreak doesn't work when text width is not set? [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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How can I force long chapter names (including page numbers) to stay in the margins on the table of contents?

I'm somewhat new to LaTeX and have been tasked with satisfying some strict formatting requirements for this LaTeX document using a custom class. Currently, if there is a long chapter name (within a ...
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How does (or, what happens when) Tex typeset(s) a line and linebreak?

I could not find references to this with a cursory search, so I thought I'd post a question; I'm aware this is probably discussed at length in the Tex book or similar, but unfortunately I don't have ...
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Penalty or badness for linebreak near start or end of sentence

I would like to set a penalty or badness for breaking a sentence (or the contents of some \command{...}) too early. More specifically, I would like the penalty of a line break to be dependent on the ...
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line break inside cases environment

I have an equation using a cases environment, with one case with a long description text: \begin{eqnarray*} \begin{cases} 1 \text{too long description of the first case, not ...
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How to apply \looseness=-1 to ALL the paragraphs?

I'm writing a short document of (3-4 pages), and try to condense it into the allowed space. Putting \looseness=-1 at the end a paragraph helps quite a lot. Is there a way to tell LaTeX to treat ...
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Automatic line-breaks in tables?

I'm writing a short tabular CV that I have to add to my thesis. I thought a quick way would be to use a table for that purpose: \begin{tabular}{ll} 2009-present & very long text 1, very ...
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break line at comma inside listings [closed]

I'm trying to do some listings environments, but I'm encountering problems. The ideal output is this: [0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0,⤦ ⤷ 1, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, ...
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LaTeX word wrapping poorly

LaTeX is not word wrapping this anything close to sanely: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{wrapfig} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{lipsum} \geometry{margin=1in} ...
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Help on dealing with items divided with slash

I am using a number of items in text that are divided with a slash. For example dates in different calendars or names of locations, such as 585/1190~CE (the first number is the year in Islamic lunar ...
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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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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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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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Line break in edge labels in tikz graph

I'm using tikz and pgf to draw state machines in a document, and I'd like to be able to have a multiline edge label between two nodes. Something like the following would be ideal: \begin{center} ...
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Handling overflows in biblatex bibliographies

I'm finally making the transition to biblatex. This is a remarkable package, and has allowed me to cut out quite a bit of old code I used to use to handle eprints, DOIs, crossref mapping problems, ...
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Writing an equation in a new line

I wish to write an inline equation using $%math...$, but the current line is too long, so the equation is broken into two parts, first one in the original line, and the other in a new line. I don't ...
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Use non-breaking space after name initials with biblatex macros

I want to enforce biber/biblatex to place non-breaking spaces between initials and last names of authors. Example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[backend=biber,natbib=true]{biblatex} ...
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How come the tilde ~ sometimes does not behave like non-breaking space?

This is again one of the behaviors that are quite difficult to catch in a reconstructible (and simple) example, so one has to resort to animations. Basically, the issue is this: the tilde (~) is ...
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Break line only if it's too long, but breaking won't create a new page

I'm the author of the contracard package/class for typesetting calling cards for traditional dances. Currently, if you typeset a particularly long figure on a calling card it wraps like this (look at ...
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How to get XeLaTeX do proper hyphenation and full justification?

I want to use XeLaTeX to design a paperback (11x19cm) using Adobe's Garamond and Myriad as custom fonts. It is entirely written in German. However, both hyphenation and full justification are a mess: ...
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Underfull/overfull preference

When long words at the end of a line cannot be hyphenated (for example when hyphenation is suppressed with \mbox{}), LaTeX could either have the tendency to make lines overfull or the tendency to make ...
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Line break in macro

I have defined a macro in my document as \newcommand{\FSeq}[2]{\ensuremath #1_1, #1_2, \ldots, #1_#2} The problem is that surpasses the margin usually. Is there anyway to solve this problem? I ...
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Why does Context line-break my quotation and leave the quotation sign on it's own row?

Using Context to set a book I have the following problem: Context linebreaks some quotations in a way that makes the quotation sign (in my case a guillemet [sic!]) appear on its own row. How can i ...
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Shipout line like Shipout page

In lineno package guide, I found: Attaching line numbers after TeX has broken the paragraph into lines is already quite a difficult job for TeX. Why? Because TeX does not normally give you any ...
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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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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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TikZ: Text alignment and line breaking

I have some troubles with text alignment along path in tikz. I made custom shape and wrote text along path inside it in the following way: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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biblatex: no linebreaks in name lists when typesetting ragged-right

When typesetting a bibliography \raggedright, biblatex seems to have trouble breaking a line between an author's first/last/middle names (and, if multiple authors are present, between two authors). ...
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Line breaks and the URL package

Long URLs need to be broken at the end of a line. Here's a topic about that. That topic suggests adding the hyphens option to the URL package, and also to define ...
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Biblatex breakline Doi

I'm using the XeTeX with BibLaTeX and biber. That's the line: \usepackage[backend=biber, citestyle=authoryear-ibid, bibstyle=authortitle-ibid]{biblatex} It's working fine but I'e just get one ...
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Line breaks in bibliography with biblatex/biber

I'm having trouble getting biblatex to break lines in a sensible way in the bibliography. Specifically, it seems that the line cannot be broken within the specification of chapter and/or page numbers. ...
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How to span \textit{} and \Large several lines in \author{}

I would like to span \textit{} in several line in \author{} tag. So far I know I can do this ( but here \LARGE will only affect the Name) : % title \title{\textbf{Cool title}} \author{\LARGE ...
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Russian (Czech, Polish, etc.) tradition of equations breaking [duplicate]

According to the Russian (Czech, Polish, etc.) typesetting tradition, we have the following rules of equation breaking: If an equation cannot be fit into one line, a typesetter should put part of ...
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URL linebreaks W/O \sloppy

Hours of reading the different articles on url linebreaking did not reveal a solution for the following problem: I've got a long url, which I do not intend to short using online services. The url ...
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Make less space between lines on a table

I have a big table where I need to use multiple lines on each cell. The table is too big though so I need the space between lines on each cell to be smaller. I found on another post that I could use ...
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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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resizebox doesn't respect linebreaks?

I'm trying to scale some text up. It seems like \resizebox (from graphicx?) and \adjustbox (from the adjustbox package) ignore line breaks: \resizebox{5cm}{!}{Hello\\ world} Is there a way to scale ...
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Equally distribute text among a given amount of lines; automatically adjusting the width

Given some text, I want to centrally align this text on a given amount of lines. For example, \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Nam dui ligula, fringilla a, euismod sodales, sollicitudin vel, ...
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Line breaking and alignment in list

Consider the following code: \documentclass[ a4paper, 12pt ]{article} \usepackage[ hmargin=2.4cm, vmargin=3cm ]{geometry} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{enumerate} % better to use ...
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Creating an enumerate-description style environment

I've been trying to create a list environment to produce something that does the following: It has a counter (like the enumerate environment). The first line of each item is an overview of the item ...
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Start a new line in label using pgf-pie

I'm using pgf-pie. It is not a standard package. I found it on google code. As its name, it is used to create pie chart. \begin{figure}[htp] \centering \begin{tikzpicture}[scale=0.9] ...
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Changing vertical alignment of items in middle of line (for ToC entry)

Well, I'm really starting to hate LaTeX sometimes - mostly because you can't really learn one thing, and have it applied everywhere else you wanted :/ For instance, I asked the question Changing ...
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Macro to convert 'multi-line' text to 'single-line' (remove line breaks?)

Consider the following example: \documentclass{minimal} \def\myMultiLineText{% Line One Line One \\ % Line Two Line Two \\ % Line Three Line Three \\ % Line Four Line Four % } \begin{document} ...
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Starting an enumerate of an enumerate on next line?

What I'm trying to do is to make my enumerates look like this a) i) answer ii) answer b) answer Currently, I'm using \begin{enumerate} \item \hfill \\ \begin{enumerate}[a)] \item ...
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Wrap lines in verbatim

I just started to learn LaTeX, and I have to do some documentation with it. However, the guy editing the TeX manuscript of the documentation before me didn't pay attention to word wrapping, so long ...