[OS X TeX] Center a "tabbing" environment

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Apr 16 11:53:36 EDT 2005

On 4/14/05 11:41 AM, "Bruno Voisin" <bvoisin at mac.com> wrote:

> It seems the specified width is of no influence at all, and only the
> actual width of the tabbing environment is taken into account. From the
> LaTeXbook p. 218, regarding \parbox{width}{text} and
> \begin{minipage}{width} text \end{minipage}:
> "The list-making environments listed in Section 6.6 and the tabular
> environment may appear in "text" with the minipage environment, but not
> with the \parbox command. (If "text" consists of only a tabbing
> environment, then the width of the resulting box is the actual width of
> the longest line rather than the "width" argument.)"


The tabbing environment seems to work just fine within the \parbox command
although footnotes, etc., don't work (as advertised).

I wonder if some of the restrictions in \parbox were changed when the
commands were re-written to have more optional aguments. After all Lamport's
book is from 1993 while the last revision of LaTeX seems to be dated 2003.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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