Author: Jean-Francois Burnol Package: centeredline Version: 1.2 (2022/10/10) License: LPPL 1.3c Copyright (C) 2019, 2022 Jean-Francois Burnol # DESCRIPTION # After `\usepackage{centeredline}` one can use \centeredline{....} to get the argument centered, without ending the current paragraph, and without adding extra vertical spacing, in a better way than if using `\centerline`: 1. `\verb` or other catcode changes inside the argument are allowed, 2. The centering (with respect to the surrounding text paragraph) will be as expected if this all happens inside an item from a LaTeX list environment. 3. One does not need to use `\newline` before and after (or at least leave a space token after). Doing so does not hurt, though. The macro itself may be used while in paragraph or in vertical mode. Like `\centerline`, if used in vertical mode, it does not enter paragraph mode. The macro places its argument in a `\hbox` and assignments done inside the argument see thus their scope limited to the line. The macro is usable from inside a (paragraph mode) table cell. It can be nested (for example the argument is a `tabular` or a `\parbox` and inside it another `\centeredline` is used). Material whose natural width exceeds the line width will get properly centered too, the extra width going into the margins (or into the neighboring cells, if used in a paragraph mode table cell). # CHANGE LOG # Initial statement: I have used this macro since 2013 and it has served me well. I am making it public as is, without any re-thinking about whether it may have some limitations which I somehow did not encounter in my personal usage. Suggestions for improvements are welcome, and will be recorded although I do not expect to update the package anytime soon. - v1.0 (2019/04/27): First release. - v1.1 (2019/05/03): Improve this README. - v1.2 (2022/10/10): * make the macro usable in table cells (thanks to Antoine Missier for pointing out this limitation; see his package `spacingtricks` for another centering macro) * avoid an extra empty line if the macro is used following a `\\` or a `\newline` (but why should it be? ;-) ) (thanks to Kroum Tzanev for a related discussion) # LICENSE # This Work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License 1.3c. This version of this license is in > and the latest version of this license is in > and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2005/12/01 or later. The Author of this Work is: > Jean-Francois Burnol `` This Work consists of the file `centeredline.sty` and accompanying ``.