# [texhax] Centering within an arbitrary vbox

Philip G. Ratcliffe philip.ratcliffe at fastwebnet.it
Mon May 25 16:40:41 CEST 2009

> I have this bit of TeX code:
>
>    \line{\hfill\vbox{\hbox{Chapter}\hbox{8}}}
>
> Which renders something like this (pardon my ASCII art):
>
>
> |                                     Chapter|
> |                                     8           |
>
> What I want is for the "8" to be centered under the "Chapter"
> but with the combined vbox flush right.
>
> [snip]

The tabular environment is probably th simplest solution:

\line{\hfill\vbox{%
\tabcolsep=0pt % to keep things flush
\begin{tabular}{c}
Chapter\\8
\end{tabular}
}}

Cheers,  Phil