I am using ASME LaTeX template for International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE). If you look at the previous year's paper, the title of conference appears in one line. Example of preious papers

But after using the template provided at ASME website, a word from title of the conference drops to second line. Its making it look ugly. Image of my paper

Where am I supposed to make changes? In the style file or in my main tex file? what are those changes?

Update : I tried to insert title using \mbox{\hss ...}, but it does not work as I would like it to. After using \mbox{\hss...}

I have a strong feeling, this is where its making it go wrong. Since I am not an expert in Latex and on tight schedule, I'm reluctant to fiddle wit it. screen shot of asme2e.cls file

Update 2: tried taking out the proceedings from .cls file and putting the entire line, ** Proceedings of ASME 2017 36th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering** inside \mbox{\hss ....}. It keeps the entire line intact, but it skips the right margin. The effect is disaster. with entire title in \mbox{\hss...}

  • there's a more "latex-y"way to do this, but ... i'd just put the first line in an \mbox{\hss ... } to make it appear to (la)tex as if it's shorter than it is. the baselines are bad too, but that may just be a side effect of an extra line. Jan 2, 2017 at 20:14
  • well, the \mbox{\hss...} trick does not work. All it did was to make the a line break after first few words. Jan 3, 2017 at 6:03
  • whatever is in an \mbox should never break. I meant to put the entire contents of the line in the box, not just part of it. Jan 3, 2017 at 6:07
  • That is exactly what I did. But something in the.cls file is conflicting with it, I guess. Jan 3, 2017 at 6:10
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    the \hss has to go on the left side of the long text. it will then make the text extend into the left margin without changing \hsize. Jan 3, 2017 at 20:06

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So finally I found what was restricting the space.

  \null\vspace*{-26pt}             % Took out ASMElogo provision
   \vbox{\hbox to \textwidth{\begin{tabular}{@{}c@{\hskip1pc}}
   \hbox to 46pt{\vbox to 46pt{\vss\hsize46pt\vss}}\end{tabular}\hss
  \bannerfnt \begin{flushright} % added flushright to properly wrap long conference names
  \hfill \@conffullname\par 
  \hfill \@confshortname\par
  \hfill \@confmonth\ \@confdate, \@confyear, \@confcity, \@confcountry

if you change the \vbox {\hsize39... in line 838 of asme2e.cls file to \vbox {\hsize43... or howmuch extra space you need (1pc is approx 4mm) you can get rid of the entire issue.

final result

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    There's a newer ASME template in CTAN that supports long headings up to full width, including the ability to control line breaking if desired https://ctan.org/pkg/asmeconf
    – John
    Apr 22, 2019 at 11:42

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