[texhax] LaTeX

Philip G. Ratcliffe philipratcliffe at tiscali.it
Fri Jul 9 10:09:11 CEST 2004

> > Moreover, though I am not a LaTeX user,  doesn't \vspace*{2cm} produce
> > a non-disappearing space?  The asterisk works for other space commands
> > as well.  In TeX, you have to use \strut\vskip, and in all probability
> > that is approximately what \vspace* translates to.
> Thanks for your logical explanation!  Please make sure that this
> information gets onto the web somewhere.  It is the kind of logic that
> users should know about.

The "The Not So Short Introduction to LaTeX2e" explains this and many other
common "problems" reasonably well and is very well indexed.  It's usually in
a file called lshort.... (it also comes in many languages).

Cordialmente,  Philip G. Ratcliffe

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