[texhax] Multiline array elements

Steve Schwartz s.schwartz at imperial.ac.uk
Thu Aug 18 16:28:47 CEST 2011

On Thu, 2011-08-18 at 15:54 +0200, Cong Ding wrote:
> no other solutions, i think
> because when you are writing a long algebraic expressions in general
> situation (not in table), it is impossible to split it into
> multi-lines automatically.

Not true if you use inline maths (i.e., not displaymath). The following

\newcommand\eqone{$a + b + c + d + e + f + g$}
a && b && c \\[1ex]
d && e && f \\[1ex]
\hbox{abc} && \hbox{def} && \hbox{hij}\\[3ex]
\parbox{0.2\textwidth}{Hello Hello Hello Hello Hello} && H && I\\[6ex]
\parbox{0.2\textwidth}{\eqone} && \parbox{0.2\textwidth}{\eqone} &&

If you don't need it in an array environment, it would probably be
easier in tabularx. I've added extra columns and manually played with
the line spacing.


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