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I wish to begin a statement just below some text.

e.g.

  This is the point . below which i wish to begin the next statement
                    I wish to start this statement from just below the dot
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    Can you add a graphical representation of what you want?
    – Johannes_B
    Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 12:00
  • Some context would help. For example, is the statement added below expected to continue onto a following line, or will it be confined to a single line? Commented Oct 27, 2015 at 12:03

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Here are two ways. The preferable one depends on the context, which has not been provided by the OP. Also, the term "just below" the dot is a bit ambiguous, as well.

In Method I, a tabto approach is employed. This has the advantage of allowing the undertext to continue to line wrap to the beginning of the following line. (No mention is made by the OP if hanging text is needed below the dot, for example)

Method II uses a stackengine approach, in which both the overtext and undertext, as currently employed, must each lie in a single line. Other stacking options would permit a multi-line understack, if needed.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{tabto,stackengine}
\def\savept{\tabto*{0pt}\edef\tmp{\TabPrevPos}\tabto{\TabPrevPos}}
\def\gotopt{\tabto{\tmp}}
\begin{document}
METHOD I:

This is the point \savept. below which i wish to begin the next statement
\gotopt
I wish to start this statement from just below the dot

This is the point \savept. below which i wish to begin the next statement
that line wraps\gotopt
I wish to start this statement from just below the dot in a line that also wraps

METHOD II:

This is the point\def\stackalignment{l}\def\stacktype{L}
\stackunder{. below which i wish to begin the next statement}{%
I wish to start this statement from just below the dot}
\end{document}

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I would do this, but I am sure there is a better solution.

$\text{This is the point}
\ 
\text{. below which i wish to begin the next statement}$

$\phantom{\text{This is the point}}
\ 
\text{I wish to start this statement from just below the dot}$

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