[OS X TeX] writing twice to the same line

Samuel Lelievre samuel.lelievre.tex at free.fr
Sun Dec 13 18:49:19 CET 2009


I solved a similar problem thanks to the commands \llap,
\rlap and \clap, described / introduced in the very nice
document "A complement to \smash, \llap, and \rlap", by
Alexander R. Perlis, available at


These commands should help you do exactly what you need.

Best wishes,

From: Florian Grammel <grammel at gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 11:51:38 +0100

Dear list-members

I need to do quite a peculiar setup for section-headers,
where a part of the heading has to be aligned to both
sides and another part centered *in the same line*.
Until now I've tried something like:

left text%
\hfill %
right text%
\begin{center}center text\end{center}%

That gives me more or less the layout I want, but the
negative vspace can't really account for the \\ because
the amout of the lineskip varies by context and by page.
And as I need this type of section-heading a lot of
times, I'd hate to fiddle with this by hand for every

Is there any (context-insensitive) way to make LaTeX put
text in the same line two times independently? Or should
I try a completely different approach?

Thanks in advance and best regards

Florian Grammel
Gentofte, Denmark

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