# [texhax] strange behavior of \shoveleft or \shoveright

Barbara Beeton bnb at ams.org
Mon Feb 6 21:06:56 CET 2012

victor,

\shoveleft applied to the first line in multline (or  multline*)
shifts it to the right
\shoveright applied to the first line in multiline (or multline*)
shifts it to the left

i think you mean "last line" here ...

while they should not have any effect (so nobody needs to apply them)
! This is in bot [reqno] and [leqno] modes and {mathtools}  do not
change this behaviour.

clearly a bug in amsmath, but you're the
first to report it.  i've logged it into
our list.
thanks.
-- bb

Victor

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{amsmath}

\begin{document}

\begin{multline}
\shoveleft{12345678912345678234567123456789123456782345671}\\
\shoveright{12345678912345678234567123456789123456782345671}
\end{multline}

\begin{multline}
{12345678912345678234567123456789123456782345671}\\
\shoveright{12345678912345678234567123456789123456782345671}
\end{multline}

\begin{multline}
\shoveleft{12345678912345678234567123456789123456782345671}\\
{12345678912345678234567123456789123456782345671}
\end{multline}

\begin{multline}
{12345678912345678234567123456789123456782345671}\\
{12345678912345678234567123456789123456782345671}
\end{multline}

\end{document}