[OS X TeX] (relative amateur) right aligning a paragraph in LaTeX
ophiochos at gmail.com
Sat Nov 11 11:06:59 EST 2006
Probably foolishly I moved my cv into LaTeX (foolishly because
precise knowledge is required to get the layout to work). I am
therefore throwing myself on your mercy on this...
1) The address at the top looks fine and dandy left-justified.
But a colleague said that having it on the right-hand side (with
left-justification) is still theonly sensible way to go. This is
of course quite easy in Word etc and my usual evangelical
discussions of TeX went very quiet when I tried to work out how
to do this.
2) similarly- I was told that I should have something like this
DATE (tab/gap) post details.
Where post details overruns a line, it should also be aligned
with the previous line (not slide under the date to the
beginning of the line). I was just putting date in bold, then
\indent but of course this does not align the paragraph with
foregoing text. Judicious use of \indent nearly solved this
except where I had this
2006-7 blah blah
Where the date is different in length, it's impossible to align
the various blahs.
I have tried using tabular (but then the entries are not
wrapped/typeset, they just run off the page) and tabbing
(similar) but neither can do what I need.
If this is too obscure I can post a jpeg or similar to a webpage
to illustrate what mean. It's no good recreating in an email
since line wrapping and font sizes will mess it up:-)
If there is some environment that will sort this out relatively
easily, do please shout. Please also honestly say 'you are so
inexpert, apparently, that you should probably go back to Word
for this' (I'm happy writing books in LaTeX but this fine-tuned
layout is beyond me, and my reading of the various manuals).
many thanks for your consideration...!
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