[texhax] use of \ldots

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Tue Feb 8 23:11:08 CET 2011

On 9/02/2011, at 5:15 AM, Pierre MacKay wrote:

> On 02/07/2011 07:32 PM, Steven Jonak wrote:
>> I curious about the correct usage \ldots.  If I use it in a  
>> sentence, which is correct:
>> Just a moment\ldots now, there we are.
>> or
>> Just a moment \ldots now, there we are.
>> Should a space come before the \ldots or not?
>> S Jonak
>> "Maintain an even strain."
> In one sense neither is correct, since $\ldots$  in any version of  
> TeX I have ever used works only in math mode.


Not true.  I.e. the dollar signs are not needed.  I tried it
to make sure.  Also Lamport's book says explicitly (page 42):

	The \ldots command works in any mode, but \cdots, \vdots,
	and \ddots can only be used in math mode.


		Rolf Turner

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