LaTeX align right or left

Posted: 24th April 2011 by Tim in LaTeX
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Occasionally you may want to have text right-aligned in a LaTeX document. Other times you may want a block of left-aligned text next to a block of right-aligned text. LaTeX provides this functionality with the \hfill keyword.

\hfill is a horizontal fill keyword. It tells LaTeX that you want to expand the space between the text on the right (if any) and the text on the left (if any) to the maximum width. In other words, if it’s the first thing on the line then that line will be right justified, otherwise the preceding text will be left justified and any text afterwards will be right-justified. Let’s see an example.

\hfill All of this text

\hfill is right justified

\hfill but we need a blank line

\hfill between each line

Will produce:

All of this text
is right justified
but we need a blank line
between each line

 

Left block \hfill Right block\\
This is still on the left \hfill This is still on the right

Will produce:

Left block
This is still on the left
Right block
This is still on the right




  1. Yogesh says:

    thanks!

  2. Aravind says:

    Thanks a lot Tim!

  3. abhishek kumar says:

    Thanks,
    I was searching for this from last half an hour.

  4. Kershen says:

    Thanks! Helped on my conference discussion slides!

  5. Magg says:

    Thanks!

  6. shinta says:

    Thanks!

  7. Nalaka says:

    You saved my day buddy.. Thanks a lot

  8. Mateusz says:

    Thank you! It’s helpful.

  9. How to do for multiple lines with a single \hfill?

  10. nico says:

    Don’t use \hfill for alignment, \flushleft and \flushright are used for that.