# [texhax] Computing space added by "\begin" statement

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 13:03:01 CEST 2015

On 21 October 2015 at 11:57, Gerard E. Seibert <jerry at seibercom.net> wrote:
> Try as I might, I cannot find out a definitive answer to this. When I use a
>
> \begin{WHATEVER}
> BLA BLA BLA
> \end{WHATEVER}
>
> It adds some space before the "begin" and after the "end" statement. My
> question is how can I compute exactly how much space that is and is it
> possible to set it to a specific value.
>
> Thanks!
>
> --
> Jerry
> _______________________________________________

\begin adds no space. It runs (in this case)  the command \WHATEVER so
that command may or may not add or remove horizontal or vertical space
depending on how it is defined.  Also you have one space token coming
from the newline in your source file before BLAH that may or may not
generate space in teh output, depending on the definition of \WHATEVER

David