[texhax] Line break inside \makebox

Donald Arseneau asnd at triumf.ca
Wed Nov 21 02:01:52 CET 2007

Dan Hatton <vi5u0-texhax at yahoo.co.uk> writes:

> I have the following two snippets of LaTeX code (automatically
> generated by getting two different versions of a plotting program to
> produce the same graph.) In case anyone wonders what \ut is,
> \newcommand{\ut}[1]{\,\mathrm{#1}}.


> \makebox(0,0)[b]{\shortstack{Dissolution\\{}rate
> $\Lambda{}/(\ut{nm}/\ut{s})$}}%

\shortstack is a good way to get multiple lines compactly.

Also tabular.

>    \makebox(0,0){\strut{}Dissolution\\{}rate
>    $\Lambda{}/(\ut{nm}/\ut{s})$}%

No, \makebox puts its argument in "lr" mode, not "paragraph" mode,
so it only has a single line.  You can use a \parbox for paragraph
mode, and multiple lines.

Donald Arseneau                          asnd at triumf.ca

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