[OS X TeX] (relative amateur) right aligning a paragraph in LaTeX

Jason Davies 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
2005 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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