# [texhax] One (more) question about \halign

Rodolfo Medina rodolfo.medina at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 23:17:09 CET 2010

Rodolfo Medina <rodolfo.medina at gmail.com> writes:

> In plain TeX, I have the following problem:
>
>
>
> \halign to \hsize{%
>         \rm\rlap{1.2}\ \ \ \ \ \ \
>         \vbox{\parindent=0pt\hsize=105mm\hangindent 0em\strut%
>               #\hfill\strut}%
>       \tabskip=0cm plus20cm minus20cm&\hfil#\tabskip=0pt\cr
>       bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
>       bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla &bnbnbnbnb\cr}
>
>
> Now, I want that, when the first argument is very long and continues over a
> second line (as in the above example), then
>
>        \rm\rlap{1.2}\ \ \ \ \ \ \
>
> is put on the first line (in the above example it is put on the second line,
>

This seems to work:

\halign to \hsize{%
\hskip12mm
\vbox{\parindent=0pt\hsize=105mm\hangindent 0em\strut%