# [texhax] Isthis a bug in LaTex?

Robert Sherry rsherry8 at comcast.net
Thu Sep 18 12:48:45 CEST 2003

Robin,

What is the right way to insert a blank line?

Robert Sherry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Robin Fairbairns" <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk>
To: "Robert Sherry" <rsherry8 at comcast.net>
Cc: <texhax at tug.org>; "Robin Fairbairns" <Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk>
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 11:38 AM
Subject: Re: [texhax] Isthis a bug in LaTex?

> >
> >     First, I want to thank the group for their responses. To answer your
> > questions,
> > I am using version 3.141592 of LaTeX from MikTeX. The MikTex version
number
> > is 2.3. The version of YAP that I am using is 0.99i.
>
> quite modern enough.  not (as i said) i would think it's relevant.
>
> >     The reason I am using \newline instead of \par is that until I say
your
> > e-mail
> > that was the only way that I knew of to start a new paragraph.
>
> :-(
>
> actually, the simplest thing is just to leave a blank line, but \par
> does the job.
>
> i was afraid you were trying to leave blank lines in a paragraph
> (\newline\newline isn't the way to do it).  \newline doesn't start a
> new paragraph, actually: it just continues the old one at the left
> margin, having introduced a "break" (which in your case had rather odd
> side effects).
>
> in your case, the paragraph isn't closed until the page gets emptied
> in the command \end{document}.
>
>
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