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8.12 flushleft

Synopsis:

\begin{flushleft}
  line1 \\
  line2 \\
  ...
\end{flushleft}

An environment that creates a paragraph whose lines are flush to the left-hand margin, and ragged right. If you have lines that are too long then LaTeX will linebreak them in a way that avoids hyphenation and stretching or shrinking spaces. To force a new line use a double backslash, \\. For the declaration form see \raggedright.

This creates a box of text that is at most 3 inches wide, with the text flush left and ragged right.

\noindent\begin{minipage}{3in}
\begin{flushleft}
  A long sentence that will be broken by \LaTeX{}
    at a convenient spot. \\
  And, a fresh line forced by the double backslash.
\end{flushleft}
\end{minipage}

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