## LaTeX forum ⇒ Text Formatting ⇒ Alignment

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Super
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### Alignment

How do you do these kinds of things, where you have something in the left and then something in the center:

(1) (insert space here) 1/2=0.5

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Johannes_B
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### Alignment

Wow, your question is very very unspecific. If you want to align parts of an equation, use the align-environment provided by amsmath.

But somehow i sense you just want to number your equation. You can have the equation number on the left using the option leqno.
\documentclass[leqno]{article}
\usepackage{mathtools}%loads amsmath and provides some patches
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\blindtext
$$\frac{1}{2} = 0.5$$

\blindtext
\begin{gather}
\frac{1}{2} = 6 \\
\frac{1}{3} = 4 \label{eq:thirdb12}\\
\frac{1}{4} = 3 \\
\frac{1}{6} = 2
\end{gather}

See \eqref{eq:thirdb12}

\end{document}


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Super
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### Re: Alignment

Thanks!

Also, how do you make it so that there's lower case roman numeral letters on the left, and then regular text on the right, and also it indents so that the text won't go under the roman numeral?

Johannes_B
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### Alignment

Again, i can only guess. I suppose you are looking for an enumerated list, tweaked to count with roman numerals.
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\begin{enumerate}[label=\roman*]
\item i am an item
\item i am another one
\item i am a very long one \blindtext
\end{enumerate}
\end{document}


This gives you a good starting point.

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Super
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### Re: Alignment

How do you put a parentheses around the roman numeral?

Johannes_B
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### Alignment

Be a bit creative

\begin{enumerate}[label=(\roman*)]
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Super
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### Re: Alignment

Is there a way so that the roman numeral does not indent, but the text does?

Thanks!

Johannes_B
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### Alignment

Ok, this time i give up. Can you be more specific? Maybe provide a minimal working example just as i did above. I really don't know what you mean.
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### Alignment

?
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\begin{enumerate}[label=(\roman*),align=left]
\item i am an item
\item i am another one
\item i am a very long one \blindtext
\end{enumerate}
\end{document}
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### Alignment

Using \hfill won't necessarily result in the middle text being centered, as the example below demonstrates. If you want to place the text in such a way that the middle text is really centered, I would suggest using \parboxes, as the example shows
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\newcommand\textbox[1]{%
\parbox{.333\textwidth}{#1}%
}

\begin{document}

\noindent Left longer sample simple text\hfill Center?\hfill Right

\noindent\textbox{Left longer sample text\hfill}\textbox{\hfil Center\hfil}\textbox{\hfill Right}

\noindent\lipsum[2]

\end{document}