[OS X TeX] Invisible character

Jung-Tsung Shen jushen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 17:08:26 CEST 2006

On 6/22/06, Alain Schremmer <Schremmer.Alain at gmail.com> wrote:

> P.S. to Shen and Lelièvre: As Kew put it, I was looking for a
> place-holder. In /that/ respect, \phantom{} and \strut are a bit
> cumbersome. But I am intrigued: What is it these commands do that (the
> equally cumbersome} \hspace{0mm} doesn't?

Alain, I *think* \phantom{your text} "measures but does not print"
whatever within the braces. As I tried yesterday, \phantom{} therefore
has no effect if it's simply left there. As *far* as I know, {}
creates an actual space in PDF. But for your purpose, it might be

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