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

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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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Typesetting mathematical formulas in line breaking

When you typeset a mathematical formula is there a rule regarding the breaking of the formula in a new line, meaning if for instanse the formula breaks in a plus sign (+) or in a equal sign (=) then ...
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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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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. Something like this: \begin{tabular}{|c|c|c|} ...
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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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How to make a line break in a TikZ matrix cell?

Can I use TikZ's own tools to make a line break in the matrix cells or do I have to use a tabular-environment or a \parbox? MWE (doesn't work, I included the faulty code) \documentclass[ 11pt ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Line breaking in equation

This is the equation I want to write in LaTex: I have read these advices, but for split and multilined commands it says that they are undefined (and also for multiline, but nevertheless this is not ...
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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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\tag{} causes line break in align environment. how to prevent?

while using the leqno and fleqn options of amsmath package tags tend to cause line-breaks: MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[leqno, fleqn]{amsmath} \usepackage{mhchem} \begin{document} ...
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Problems with line-break in Chapter Title using a custom Command for Chapter

If you have to force a line break in a chapter title, this would be possible doing so: \chapter[][A Long title that has to be broken,\\ how sad is this!] But in my document I had to define my own ...
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Automatic line-break in tabular

Sorry if I've missed the answer in another post, but I've literally spent 3+ hours googling this problem now. I'm making a tabular and I'd like to to automatically do a like break rather than going ...
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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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Very ugly stretched Text

I got an enumeration within multicols that's very ugly stretched when there's a line break. How can I prevent this?
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Can \\ be omitted in verses?

As far as I know, a double line break introduces a new paragraph. Within verse this is used to separate stanzas, which can also be done with \\!. So in LaTeX source code for long, standalone poems, ...
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I can't find/fix the errors in order to be able to compile it

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} $These are two truth tables for the following: $\neg (p \vee q)$ is logically equivalent to $(\neg p) \wedge (\neg q)$ ...
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Prevent line breaking in inline math, but allow flexible spacing

How can I easily tell Latex to prevent line-breaks inside a part of an inline formula, without affecting inter-word spacing? Writing something like $ab(c+d)$ in Latex is bad: Latex might put a line ...
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custom newline style in environments

I want to add something to each newline, like this: \documentclass{article} \newenvironment{mystuff}{dark magic goes here}{or here} \begin{document} \begin{mystuff} first row second row \end{mystuff} ...
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break on @ symbol in table cell

I have a table that often overruns the width of the page. I figured out that if I format the cells as paragraphs with a set width then LaTeX will wrap the contents of the cell. However, the column ...
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float row figure box - two lines in caption

I am trying to get the caption on two lines with this command but using \\ does not work. If anyone know how to do this it would be helpful \begin{figure} \begin{floatrow} \ffigbox{% ...
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Line breaks of math expressions in subfloat environment

I would like to show a figure in which there are a graph representation above its edge and node lists in LaTeX. I have written something like this: \begin{figure}[!ht] \subfloat[First figure]{ ...
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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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How to use `\newline` after an item list?

Concretely, this is what I am trying to do: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} \item This \item That \item Where \end{itemize} %if I put \newline or \\ here it ...
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Forcing linebreaks in \url

I wish to typeset some relatively long URLs in a piece of text, and when I use \url{..}, the resulting text does not respect the margin boundaries that govern the main text body, instead going all the ...