# [texhax] \subsubsection*{}

Donald Arseneau asnd at triumf.ca
Tue Jan 8 21:04:15 CET 2008

"Philip G. Ratcliffe" <philip.ratcliffe at fastwebnet.it> writes:

> > Inevitably some author decided to use \subsubsection*{}
> > This results in an unwanted space,
>
> Hmm, this does look like an oversight in the basic LaTeX file and I would
> expect that someone else already has a solution (the same problem arises for
> any sectioning command that does not provide a number (as in the use of
> \paragraph below without my hack).  The problem seems to be the space
> inserted between the chapter/section number and the title even when the
> latter is absent.

Nonono. It is the space between the title and the paragraph text.
Furthermore, the title is not "absent":  It happens to be a null
string of text, but that is different from there being no title at all.

The space may have been unwanted, but it is not unexpected.  The
user should have done his section differently.

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Donald Arseneau                          asnd at triumf.ca