# [OS X TeX] Invisible character

Jung-Tsung Shen jushen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 03:09:07 CEST 2006

On 6/21/06, Alain Schremmer <Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jung-Tsung Shen wrote:
>
> > Alain, I didn't fully understand your question, and I am sure you must
> > have known this (seeing you a veteran here). Anyway, I have used
> > \phantom{your text} to give some space before. Not sure if \phantom{}
> > gives nothing, though.
>
> Rather than elaborate, let me give an output of the modified Robertson
> macro:
>
>     \begin{center}
>         \begin{tabular}{@{} ccc @{}}
>             \toprule
>         %Row0
>                    ð
>             &    ð
>             &    ð
>             \\
>             \midrule
>         %Row1
>                    ð
>             &    ð
>             &    ð
>             \\
>             \bottomrule
>         \end{tabular}
>     \end{center}
>
> The idea is that, with this, I can see where what goes where and what I
> don't fill doesn't show in the pdf.
>
> Actually, it still had the bitten apples (option shift K) in the macro
> but when I pasted above I got empty squares. I pasted the ð by hand
> because this is often how it comes out by now in TeXShop—but not
> always!—and, at least for now, does not show on the pdf.
>
> Regards
> --schremmer

Well, this

begin{center}
\begin{tabular}{@{} ccc @{}}
% \toprule
%Row0
\phantom{}
&    \phantom{}
&    \phantom{}
\\
%\midrule
%Row1
\phantom{}
&    \phantom{}
&    \phantom{}
\\
%\bottomrule
\end{tabular}
\end{center}

gives completely nothing on the generated PDF ... (I have to comment
out the \toprule ... etc since I don't have the definition). Can this