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{line-breaking} is about how (La)TeX breaks paragraphs into lines and how those breaks can be influenced.

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Auto-replacing words with shorter variants to prevent hanging words

Is there a way to tell latex that certain words can be replaced by a shorter variant if it will prevent a hanging word: eg: this line wraps to a second line. change "second" to "2nd&...
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Move whole inline math to new line if it is too long

I have big tex document that was created for a4 paper, I wanted to change a4 to a5. After doing so, latex rendered some inline math in kinda awkward way: Something something x + y + z = f(x). I would ...
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Unexpected line break before makebox with expl3 syntax

I want to type some texts as the following. some text:____underline_text_______ I hope the total length of the above texts could be some given length. The length of the underline part depends on the ...
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Preserving line breaks and paragraph ends when pasting to LyX

When pasting (Ctrl+V) text in LyX all line endings are removed. When pasting as special text (Ctrl+Shift+V) all line endings are replace by paragraph ends. I have text that has both paragraphs and ...
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Place two images next to each other within a given class

For a paper, I am using the following class: \documentclass[utf8]{frontiersSCNS} Within this class, I would like to place two images next to each other. None of these answers work for me. The code ...
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Wrap lstlisting in minipage and start on new line

I don't want page-breaks inside my listings, so using \lstnewenvironment I wrap my listings inside a minipage. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \lstnewenvironment{snippet}[1][]{% \...
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How to add a line break in a tabularx cell with \addlinespace

Im trying to create a simple table using tabularx. I would like to distanciate the lines in the right cell. I've written the code below that seems to work properly (in the sense I've the expected ...
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Force sentence to start at next page if content also starts at new page

For my homework, I use this enviroment: \newcounter{exercise} \renewcommand{\theexercise}{\arabic{exercise}} \newenvironment{exercise}[1] {\smallskip\refstepcounter{exercise}\textbf{Solution to ...
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Formatting long Relational Algebraic expressions

I have the following in LaTeX \begin{multline*} \Pi_{SNAME}(\sigma_{(COLOUR = 'SCREW' \wedge STATUS > 20 \wedge SUPPLIERNUM = SNUM \wedge PARTNUM = PNUM)}\\ ((\rho (SNUM, SUPPLIERNUM) (SUPPLIER)) \...
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Avoid linebreak in natbib citation [closed]

Using natbib I get a linebreak and one parenthesis stays on the upper line. I am using the \cite{} command. Can I change this so that (2014) stays together on one line? \RequirePackage[sort&...
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A modification in an environment

I wanna type some lengthy formulae. It's clear that using align would be a good option. When latex complies with a lengthy formula, it puts all of the equations on a page. Since there are some texts ...
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Change line number only after \; in algorithm2e

How can I have the regular behaviour of some paragraphs placed together, without changing line number in the algorithm after one paragraph ends? I want that line number changes only after a \; appears ...
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Is there a better way to force a bit of whitespace on the last line of a paragraph?

I'm new to latex (XeTeX). My justified, 5-mm indented text is long; and at several places, the last line of a paragraph flushes completely right—creating possible irritation for the reader. To fix ...
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Automatic text wrapping in Tikz bar charts?

I am trying to get multiple bar charts (4 per page) in a LaTeX document. The issue is with the title and label text of some charts. It's showing results of a survey, some questions had long text and ...
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How to prevent completely empty rows when using \dotfill?

In the code below, I'm using multicol with longtable and it works quite good. There is one thing I don't like: when a column has minimal overfill but the overfill is not problematic like the column ...
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two-column flushed-right aligned-left text with linebreak

I want my text in title (executor and supervisor fields) to be flushed right and aligned left. Also I need to have line breaks in it. For now, I've made it using flushright, tabular and parbox \...
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Force line break on url in listings

I want to list some python code in a file, but I have the problem, that url's are not getting split properly, line break does not seem to work for them. Also, how can I remove the word 'file' from ...
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Unexpected newline (catcode magic)

I am playing with Tex catcodes and hboxes. The following code should produce three lines of output: A...1... B...2... C...3... However, for some reason it makes a line break between A and ...1..., ...
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Using \seqsplit with \input

Given a long line stored in an external file, I would like to \input it and then use \seqsplit to allow it to break as necessary. a.txt: ...
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Automatic text breaking in \text{} doesn't work. Neither do newline now breakline, text is written into boundaries

%%English is not my main language, this might be a german problem but google didn't help here.The text in \text{} in written into the set boundary.It doesn't break into a new line and just disappears. ...
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Line break inside curly braces

I know it's rather a simple problem but i can't find solution to it. I want to put line break in this place: \begin{center} \begin{tabular}{l} {\sc \Large FIRST LINE HERE \\ SECOND LINE} \par\vspace{...
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How to place an optional break with second line flushed to right?

I wrote a table of the \advance operator. If the line is too long, I want a break, and the second line flushed to right. I tried to get inspiration from the macro \signed presented in the TeXbook, ...
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How to remove extra space of one line

I am not much familiar with Latex, and I am struggling with one extra line that is left behind after the Project title, as shown in the figure after the Face Mask title. How shall I get rid of it? ...
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Sometimes wrapping is not working as expected

I am using TeXworks and the documentclass article but sometimes the word wrapping is not as expected. How can I fix this? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{listings} \...
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I want to write the institute name in two lines. However, when I try to use "\\", the whole alignment has been changed

I want to write the institute name in two lines. However, when I try to use "\\", the whole alignment has been changed. I want to keep " Department of Computer Science" in first ...
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Automatic line break in \mbox

I needed to define a macro with text in a \mbox-environment. However, now the text doesn't habe automatic line breaks in the mbox. Would there be some workaround such that the lines break for the text ...
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Why text color affects the line breaking algorithm?

I have the following snippet, % !TeX program = xelatex % !TeX spellcheck = en_US % !TeX encoding = UTF-8 \documentclass{book} \usepackage{ctex} \usepackage{xcolor} \newcommand{\testtext}{補\sm{史記}的\...
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Breaking lines/linebreaks in chemformula names

In the process of writing an inorganic nomenclature lecture, I would like to put centered multi-line text in the name function of chemformula. As far as I've tried, creating a new line with \\ does ...
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Define text blocks on a static page

I am looking for a way to write own static pages with latex. For this I am mixing environments and commands. Right now I have a very easy Title page which is not working out really good. It should ...
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Is there a way have breakable framed boxes?

Here is a command I have: \newcommand{\numbox}[2]{$^{\circled{#1}}${\fbox{#2}}} What it does is boxing and numbering a text. However I for the box to break nicely across lines. In command \fbox{text} ...
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How to modify plainnat.bst to force linebreak and make indentation within a reference?

I'm using natbib with an already slightly modified .bst file (so that authors' surname appears first followed by first name initials). Regarding the reference list, I'd like to do some further changes ...
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Minted language "text" doesn't obey to breaklines

I'm trying to render code inline using minted. Given that it can be any code, I'm using the text language. However, I've realized it doesn't obey to line breaks, as other language do. \documentclass[]{...
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Automatic line-breaking in table with tabularx doesn't work

I followed this post to make the following code: \begin{table}[h!] \centering \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{|c|c|c|c|c|c|} \hline A & B & C & D & E & F \\ \hline ...
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Line Break in Tikz Arrow Label

My goal is that, in the image shown below, that the label below appear on the line below above;, directly under above;. I've used \\ (and some other ideas) to try to achieve this (as shown in the ...
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Combining obeylines and obeyspaces

The combination of \obeyspaces and \obeylines does not seem to work. In particular, spaces are not obeyed at the beginning of a line: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \obeyspaces \begin{...
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after \paragraph{} return to main text

I was wondering whether after a \paragraph{paragraph_title} environment I might return to the main text. If so, how can I properly do it in latex? Example: \section{Why does the Sun shine?} main text ...
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DNA sequence break line [duplicate]

I am writing the appendix of my dissertation. Here I have to put the looooong sequence of many DNA fragments. There are no empty spaces in a fragment, so Latex does not know how to break the lines. So ...
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! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. On table

when compiling it gave me this error: ! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. my code : \scalebox{0.8}{\begin{table}[] \begin{tabular}{|l|l|l|} \hline ...
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Line breaking for authors of a theorem

I want to cite a theorem of 7 authors. The theorem enivornment I use does not break lines, so the last name is way off the margin. Anyone knows how to deal with this? Here is the beginning of the ...
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How to get the first word after linebreak and change it if nessasry

I want to get the first word after automatic line break, then check it and change it when needed. This is needed in traditional Arabic Spelling for some words. for example when foo comes after auto ...
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Preventing a Verse Linebreak within a Multicolumn Environment

I am trying to include a stanza of poetry with a multicolumn environment such that there is no break in the lines of the poem. I had hoped that \settowidth{\versewidth}{} \begin{verse}[\versewidth] ...
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How to keep section numbering and title in same line?

I am working to modify this Latex template from stackexchange to use for my homework. Namely, the template currently splits the title of a subsection from its numbering, like so: And, as mentioned in ...
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(Done!) Chapter Uppercase | indentation in section numbering

I'm editing this book >> https://www.overleaf.com/read/dntbyngmsfzs and I'm having 3 problems: The top summary I can't get down to 2.5 cm The chapter is not capitalized (uppercase) and IS NOT ...
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Non-breaking space not working in Overleaf

I am trying to insert a non-breaking space because one of the lines in my text ends with an a, namely introduces the problem and proposes ~a (cont. in the next line). However, the tilde operator does ...
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How to break a line in text caption with Tikz package [duplicate]

I’m currently designing a chart using the following LaTeX structure: \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture} \draw (0,0) grid[xstep=20,ystep=1] (10.8,6); \draw [line width=6mm, color=blue!50] plot [ycomb] ...
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Table in two column - line breaking

I would like to have breaks in in that table. Could you please help me out? \documentclass[11pt,twocolumn,conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{times} \usepackage[latin9]{...
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Add automatic word wrap in acronym package

I am using the acronym package and currently, I have the problem that one abbreviation goes too far over the right sight instead of a line break. Is there a way to add a line break for the ...
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Why an \hskip Command Following the Standard Linebreak Command \\ Does Not Work

Could someone explain why something like \\ \hskip 15pt would result in a linebreak with no indentation? I know that one could use \par (seeting the indentation at 15pt), or even \vskip 0pt \hskip ...
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Large space between texts after inserting a wrapfigure

I am currently having a problem with using latex, as when I insert a wrapfigure, some of my text gets extended. For example, it becomes like this: How can I solve this problem? Thank you! Edit: \[ x_{...
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How to force a linebreak in a theorem title?

(This is a follow-up question to this one.) Consider following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \newtheorem{fruit}{Definition of a kind of fruit} \begin{document} Let's define ...
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