I am attempting to group multiple lines of text with a curly bracket that will have text centered on the right side of the bracket:

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My current MWE does not include the bracket.



\noindent a\\
b $\quad\longrightarrow$ d\\


How can I insert the bracket whilst ensuring that I can enter vertically centered text on the right of the bracket?

  • This would be much more common in math than in text. Are you certain this is truly text and not math? Regardless, the best approach might be to typeset it as if it were math, but just use \text{...} everywhere.
    – Teepeemm
    Nov 13, 2020 at 1:51
  • \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \noindent $\left.\begin{tabular}{@{}l@{}} a\\ b\\ c \end{tabular}\right\} \quad\longrightarrow$ d \end{document}?
    – user228539
    Nov 13, 2020 at 2:01
  • 2
    i do believe comment section is not meant for inputting answers code
    – js bibra
    Nov 13, 2020 at 2:14
  • There is nothing wrong with asking in a comment if some suggestion goes in the right direction. Answers should be reserved for sufficiently original codes that answer the question.
    – user228539
    Nov 13, 2020 at 3:12
  • @Teepeemm there would be a combination of math and text, but as it won't be too long I won't object using \text within a math environment. Nov 13, 2020 at 4:37

2 Answers 2


Please try with:


\end{rcases}\longrightarrow \mathrm{d}


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  • \mathrm shouldn't be used for text; it should be \text. Although an actual example from the OP would have been nice.
    – Teepeemm
    Nov 13, 2020 at 13:53
  • And \textnormal unless you want the text italicized within an italicized theorem statement.
    – Davislor
    Nov 17, 2020 at 0:45

It is possible to create a MWE also using a simple array (with the vertical spaces between the equations [.5ex]).

\end{array} \right\} 
\longrightarrow \textnormal{d}

Here there is the output:

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  • Note that, if you use this figure within a theorem statement where the text is italicized, \text will be italicized too. Maybe that’s what you want. To get the effect of \mathrm, which always gives you regular-weight, upright text, use \textnormal.
    – Davislor
    Nov 17, 2020 at 0:52
  • @Davislor Very kind, thank you very much for your advice. In this period I am very busy with the school, discouraged and I am connecting very little. Thanks again and I will make the change.
    – Sebastiano
    Nov 21, 2020 at 21:14

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