# Complex alignments of blocks

How could the kind of layout below be achieved in LaTeX, without using a letter document class?

At first, I thought of tables, but it would be impossible to align the first line of the second block with the last one of the first block.

Thank you for any help or reference.

• Welcome to tex.sx! It's not necessary to begin your questions with a greeting. Mar 12, 2011 at 11:29

\noindent
\begin{minipage}[b]{3cm}
1\\2\\3\\4\\5
\end{minipage}%
\hfill
\begin{minipage}[t]{3cm}
\begin{minipage}[b]{3cm}
3\\4\\5
\end{minipage}\\
6\\7
\end{minipage}

• And how can we do with the upper line of text (that could also be aligned with the first line of the first block if it's easier) ? Mar 12, 2011 at 11:35
• @Klaus: you use [t]in the options of the two minipages ! Mar 12, 2011 at 12:12
• @Altermundus Sorry, I dont see how it would work and my experiments haven't been successfull. Could you give a little more details, please ? Mar 12, 2011 at 12:37
• @Klaus: \begin{minipage}[t]{3cm} first block ... and not b. You need to use t (t=top), now the blocks are aligned with the top of boxes. But you need to use t for the two minipages. Mar 12, 2011 at 12:54
• @Altermundus I think we misunderstood? I did not ask how to align the blocks with their first line, but how to add and align the "line of text" of my drawing. Mar 12, 2011 at 13:00