I consider myself somewhat of an end-user when it comes to LaTeX, so please bear with me here. I'm using the ACM template files found at http://www.acm.org/publications/proceedings-template .

In the template file, they expect me to classify my work by generating CCS Codes using the tool found at dl.acm.org/ccs.cfm.

The generated CCS code looks like this in my .tex file:

    <concept_desc>Human-centered computing~Gestural input</concept_desc>
    <concept_desc>Computing methodologies~Virtual reality</concept_desc>

\ccsdesc[500]{Human-centered computing~Gestural input}
\ccsdesc[300]{Computing methodologies~Virtual reality}


However, upon building, the generated .pdf file looks like this: Overlap

If I switch the two concepts around (which I don't think is allowed since they should be sorted by significance), I get this: enter image description here

Is there anything I could do to maintain the order, yet stop the overlap?

  • i fixed the link. you could probably have done it yourself. two things were needed: the http:// at the beginning, and a space at the end before the period. if the period is "attached", a very nice "404" page comes up. – barbara beeton Jun 16 '16 at 17:42
  • since the coding is in xml, i'd be inclined to try inserting <br> between the end of the first and the beginning of the second. might not work, but worth trying, i think. – barbara beeton Jun 16 '16 at 17:46
  • Thanks for the quick reply! Unfortunately stackexchange does not allow me to create more than 2 links without sufficient reputation, so I used my 2-link quota on the images instead, so I appreciate the fix. Secondly, inserting <br> does not work unfortunately. The \ccsdesc[...] part is what actually generates the text, and not the xml itself. – pIjIN Jun 17 '16 at 10:32
  • another hackish suggestion then. try putting \newline after the first \ccsdesc. that says to leave the first line short, but that seems better than having the overrun. – barbara beeton Jun 17 '16 at 12:37
  • Adding a \newline as you say results in the error: there is no line here to end.... If I instead add it within the curly braces I get a somewhat favourable result as seen in [i.imgur.com/flyN2Ix.jpg]. Which in your opinion is the lesser of the two evils? Switching the concepts around or having that semicolon in the middle of nowhere? – pIjIN Jun 17 '16 at 12:54

I would suggest setting the codes ragged right for this particular case


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