# How do I right-align the last line of a justified paragraph?

I want to wrap around text in a table cell; therefore I use the p option in the definition of tabular. However, I'm writing in Hebrew, so it aligns the last line to the left, instead of to the right. Can it be solved?

• How about just issuing \raggedleft inside the cell?
– Werner
Feb 2 '12 at 20:29
• Have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/5017/… Feb 2 '12 at 20:34
• That works, thanks! However it doesn't change the spaces' lengths so the lines align up. I can live with that, but is it possible to easily do that?
– Rob
Feb 2 '12 at 20:34
• lockstep: That only centers, doesn't it? Can't find a way to make it right to left.
– Rob
Feb 2 '12 at 20:37

If you want the entire cell contents to be justified, except the last line to be right justified (\raggedleft), you can use the following length settings (original source):

\leftskip=0pt plus .5fil
\rightskip=0pt plus -.5fil
\parfillskip=0pt plus .5fil


Here is a minimal working example (MWE) showing this in a tabular with p{5cm} column and some dummy text (provided by the lipsum package):

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum
\newcommand{\RTLpar}{% right-to-left paragraph alignment
\leftskip=0pt plus .5fil%
\rightskip=0pt plus -.5fil%
\parfillskip=0pt plus .5fil%
}
\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{p{5cm}}
\RTLpar%
\lipsum[1]
\end{tabular}
\end{document}​


The MWE provides \RTLpar (short for "right-to-left paragraph") which modified these settings.

• Anyone know the reason for the down vote on this? Seems to work fine for me. Feb 3 '12 at 20:27