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 May 3rd 2011, 02:46 PM #1 Forum Admin     Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: On the dance floor, baby! Posts: 2,818 Posting more than one line in LaTeX We have had an issue in some posts where we go over the 5 image limit. (I'd ask for this limit to be extended, but I don't want to waste my breath.) Fortunately there is a solution thanks to Moo over on MHF. The solution uses the "array" command: \begin{array}{lll} x^2 + y^2 = r^2 \\ x = r~cos(\theta) \\ y = r~sin(\theta) \end{array} The {lll} tells the complier to align each (of the three) line to the "left." You can also use a "c" to center a line. This line gives: $\begin{array}{lll} x^2 + y^2 = r^2 \\ x = r~cos(\theta) \\ y = r~sin(\theta) \end{array}$ If we use, say, the matrix command the lines are somewhat centered. Using this we can write multiple lines without using more than one image. -Dan __________________ Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup. See the forum rules here.
 May 3rd 2011, 11:04 PM #2 Physics Team     Join Date: Jun 2010 Location: Mauritius Posts: 609 Yes, I've thought about this some time ago too And actually, having only 1 column would require only 1 l, unless it's different here, which I don't think is the case. Anyway, in case you want your equations to be left aligned, you edit that like this: \begin{array}{lcr} Stuff in left column & Stuff in central column & Stuff in right column \\ \end{array} This would give a table without any border, with 3 columns, the first column being left aligned, the central column being centre aligned and the right column being right aligned. Then the '&' tells the latex to move to the next column while the \\ tells the latex to switch row. Otherwise, for a table with borders, you can do this: \begin{array}{|l|c|r|} \hline Stuff in left column & Stuff in central column & Stuff in right column \\ \hline \end{array} The modulus (|) creates vertical borders (in this example, they border all the columns), and the \headline creates a horizontal border above the current row. __________________ Jerry (Got my results!) It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to cover the earth with carpet. No one can go back and change a bad beginning; but anyone can start now and create a successful ending. If a problem can be solved, no need to worry about it. If it cannot be solved what is the use of worrying?

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