[texhax] Interaction with Scientific Word Documents and basic LaTeX questions
thomasjacobs at gmail.com
Mon Jul 5 19:57:50 CEST 2010
Thanks very much for the reply and the help.
On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 1:56 AM, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) <
P.Taylor at rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> Dear Tom -- I know nothing about SW, but I may
> be able to answer a couple of your more straightforward
> questions :
> a. What is the purpose of a backslash without an appended command?
>> For example, I find them between all sentences as in this excerpt:
>> TIPS are coupon bonds that have been issued by the U.S. government since
>> 1997. \ They are currently auctioned at 5-, 10-, and 30-year maturities. \
>> Unlike standard Treasury notes and bonds whose coupon and principal are
>> fixed dollar payments, TIPS make payments proportional to the Consumer
>> Index (CPI).
>> I have never seen this before and wondered what purpose it serves.
> The "appended command" is a space; thus the complete control
> sequence is "\ ", which inserts a space. The apparent intended
> effect is to increase the inter-sentence spacing (there are other
> ways of achieving this).
>> b. Does the following structure
>> serve to keep the = signs aligned in a multiline equation?
> Philip Taylor
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