# Align text like in math mode

My question is pretty basic but I couldn't find any solutions to this. I'm looking for something to align text; in math mode you can use the & to mark where the next line of code should be aligned. Does something like that exist in text mode, too? Thanks a lot!

• tabular uses & ? – David Carlisle Aug 23 '15 at 11:33

David Carlisle suggests tabular, which is good. But there is also the tabbing environment. In the first line of tabbing you set one or more alignment points with \=; in subsequent lines you align with \>:

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

\begin{tabbing}
Here is some text.  \=Alignment point set.\\
\>Under alignment point.\\
Text.\>Text.
\end{tabbing}

\end{document}