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

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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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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} ... \\ ...
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How can I effect line breaks within the title without hardcoding \\'s in \title?

Although I do need line breaks within my title for my document's title page (I'm using the book class), I'd like to avoid hardcoding line breaks in the argument passed to the \title command, for three ...
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Line-break inside a `\verb'

I have set my text editor to wrap text at 76 columns. When including verbatim text in-line, my text editor did an auto-word-wrap and I ended up with something that looked like: \item Just another ...
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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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New line for footnote without blank space

Writing texts I found it visually more appealing to type footnotes in a new line, because it enhances the readability of the document. The problem is that it leads to a blank character in the output. ...
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How do I manually break a line in a custom title?

I'm using my university's LaTeX class package to write my thesis, but I'm running into an issue with line breaks in the title. I'm required to break my title manually in a certain spot, but the ...
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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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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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How can I prevent hyphenation in a table column?

I have a table (tabular) with some fixed width columns, and I'd like to prevent a hyphen being inserted (preferring a line break to be inserted prematurely). The sample table's content is below. ...
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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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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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Why \\ does not go to new line in equation?

\begin{equation*}\label{eq:pareto mle2} A_0 = \frac{1}{(\alpha+t_x)^{r+s+x}}{}_2F_1\left(r+s+x,x+1;r+s+x+1;\frac{\alpha-\beta}{\alpha + t_x} \right ) "\\\" <br> - ...
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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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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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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 listings that both feature line breaking of long identifiers and keywords highlighting?

I'm currently writing a book chapter in bioinformatics, and I would like to provide my readers some useful command lines to invoke recent software. To that purpose, I'm using the listings package to ...
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Tweak showlabels/showkeys - wrap the label

Can showlabels wrap the label in the margin? A very similar question is showlabels: wrap labels in marginpar, but the solution of @DavidCarlisle does not solve the more general case. Consider the ...
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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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Why does TeX break the line between — and ,?

I have the following \hbox, and if I unbox it and put it to a paragraph (or when I just type aaa --, bbb or aaa --\nobreak, bbb), TeX is breaking the line between -- and ,. > \box0= ...
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How can one prevent \fbox from running off the page?

I am using the \fbox command to box a large chunk of text: \fbox{Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the ...
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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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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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Line break in rotatebox in table?

I use \rotatebox to create a table with vertical headers, like so: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{rotating} \begin{document} \begin{table} \begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|} \hline ...
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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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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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Line overflow with long filenames and urls

Consider the following text. Here /etc/postgresql/8.4/main/pg_hba.confoverflows into the margin, and is hypenated. /var/lib/pgsql/data/pg_hba.conf is also hyphenated, but does not overflow. So, I was ...
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Fixing an overfull box

I have an overfull box in a French text which looks like this: The sequence at the end of the line is: d'Ananias~: \og Vous "Vous" cannot be hyphenated and \og inserts a non-secable space, so ...
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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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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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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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Adding overfull hbox 'slugs' to final document version

I'm using a documentclass which looks dramatically different in draft mode compared to final. I'm preparing my document for the final formatting, so I don't want to pass the draft option. However I ...
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Disable protrusion from microtype for just one word

I had a really bad overfull hbox in my bibliography caused by an emdash in the first line of a two line entry. The only solution to get rid of the overfull hbox was to line break the emdash to the ...
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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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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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Title of beamer presentation runs outside the screen

the title does not continue on a second line but runs outside the screen Different .sty files are used but i'm not sure where the problem is located. The main .tex files is as follows ...
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URLs in bibliography: LaTeX not breaking line as expected

I am trying to include long URLs in a bibliography, but those often overflow into the margin of the document. I have seen a number of questions about breaking URLs in bibliography, but after trying ...
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Break an inline math formula

I have a theorem that looks like this: Now I would like to break the (A....D) math expression. The problem is, that nothing I did from the solution of this answer helped (since probably people will ...
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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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Newline in \def

I can not solve my problem. I have definition: \def\mfTitle{askdj asldj asdlk jhasd kjhaslkjd asdas} and I would like add a newline into it: \def\mfTitle{askdj asldj asdlk \newline jhasd kjhaslkjd ...
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Newline in table cell possible?

I am trying to add linebreaks in my table cell but found that LyX doesn't allow me to. How can I insert a newline inside a table cell?
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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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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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Keeping two rows on one page using longtable

I am creating a longtable which spreads over multiple pages. The problem is that the coefficients and standard errors which are in two consequential rows sometimes get separated. How to I hold those ...
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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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Linebreak in Package algorithm2e

I'm using the algorithm2e package for pseudocode. I got some very long lines that needed to be wrapped. Is there a way to indent the following (breaked) lines and/or put a mark at the first line to ...