How can I format with the titlesec package that I get somethine like this (this is a twocolumn document):

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I do not know how to get the number to the left and the title in the center is this possible?

Thanks a lot!!!

  • changed title to indicate that section number is flush left; ragged left means flush right. Mar 25, 2012 at 16:54

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You can put the title in a minipage with \centering inside it. This will allow long wrapped titles to wrap properly: (Thanks to egreg for making the centring code better.)


\section{A section}
\section{A very long section title to show that it will wrap correctly}

output of code


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