[OS X TeX] Center a "tabbing" environment

Gary L. Gray gray at engr.psu.edu
Thu Apr 14 12:02:33 EDT 2005

On Apr 14, 2005, at 11:56 AM, Bruno Voisin wrote:

> Le 14 avr. 05, à 17:40, ITS Mail a écrit :
>> How do you center a "tabbing" environment????
> Probably you need to put the tabbing environment inside a minipage, 
> something like:
> 	\begin{center}
> 	\begin{minipage}{10cm}
> 	\begin{tabbing}
> 	aa\=aa\kill
> 	a\>b\\
> 	\end{tabbing}
> 	\end{minipage}
> 	\end{center}
> The ability to put a tabbing structure inside a minipage is mentioned 
> briefly on p. 218 of LaTeX: A Document Preparation System.
> The rationale, I think, is that a tabbing environment is not something 
> that can be centred, it's taking the whole width of the page; hence 
> the need to put it inside a minipage before centring it.

Alas, even then, only the minipage will be centered. The material in 
the tabbed environment will still be left-justified in the minipage.

-- Gary
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