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I have 5 authors for a paper currently added like so:

\author{First Author \\
  Affiliation / Address line 1 \\
  {\tt email@domain} \\\And
  Second Author \\
  Affiliation / Address line 1 \\
  {\tt email@domain} \\\And
  Third Author \\
  Affiliation / Address line 1 \\
  {\tt email@domain} \\\And
  Fourth Author \\
  Affiliation / Address line 1 \\
  {\tt email@domain} \\\And
  Fifth Author \\
  Affiliation / Address line 1 \\
  {\tt email@domain} \\
}

Currently they are displayed on the same line and overlapping like so: enter image description here

I thought that LaTeX would automatically break this line, but apparently not. I would prefer to have 3 on the top row and then 2 beneath, but I haven't found how to do this properly. Found some hacks, but then I lose styling on the lower row.

Edit: After some investigating it seems to be the style package used that cases the issue. We have to use this style package since this is an assignment. Here is the style code regarding the different \and tags.

{\def\and{\unskip\enspace{\rm and}\enspace}%
 \def\And{\end{tabular}\hss \egroup \hskip 1in plus 2fil 
       \hbox to 0pt\bgroup\hss \begin{tabular}[t]{c}\bf}%
 \def\AND{\end{tabular}\hss\egroup \hfil\hfil\egroup
      \vskip 0.25in plus 1fil minus 0.125in
       \hbox to \linewidth\bgroup\large \hfil\hfil
         \hbox to 0pt\bgroup\hss \begin{tabular}[t]{c}\bf}
 \hbox to \linewidth\bgroup\large \hfil\hfil
 \hbox to 0pt\bgroup\hss \begin{tabular}[t]{c}\bf\@author 
                        \end{tabular}\hss\egroup
 \hfil\hfil\egroup
}

What would be the best way to work around this?

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! What document class are you using? – egreg Feb 23 '18 at 15:36
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    \author is defined by the document class, but normally authors are separated by \and or by using multiple \author commands, depending on what the class defines. – David Carlisle Feb 23 '18 at 15:42
  • @DavidCarlisle @egreg We are using the article document class and only the last \author is shown if we have multiple of them. Right now we use \and to join them in one \author expression. – Skillzore Feb 26 '18 at 7:53
  • with article class one \author command and using \and is the right thing, but your fragment uses some undefined command \And please post a complete small document that shows the problem it is impossible to test anything with the question as it is. – David Carlisle Feb 26 '18 at 8:32
  • @DavidCarlisle We have a style package we must use since this is an assignment, and that seems to be the cause of the weird behavior. Check out the edit for definitions of the different \and commands. Could we work around this? – Skillzore Feb 26 '18 at 13:15
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Combining the commands \And and \AND, like so:

\author{First Author \\
  Affiliation / Address line 1 \\
  {\tt email@domain} \\\And
  Second Author \\
  Affiliation / Address line 1 \\
  {\tt email@domain} \\\And
  Third Author \\
  Affiliation / Address line 1 \\
  {\tt email@domain} \\\AND
  Fourth Author \\
  Affiliation / Address line 1 \\
  {\tt email@domain} \\\And
  Fifth Author \\
  Affiliation / Address line 1 \\
  {\tt email@domain} \\
}

Gave the desired result: enter image description here

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