# * in tabular environment

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 15:36:27 CEST 2019

you have a typo in your example so it will not run at all but I assume
that the real issue is that

\\
*

or

\\
[

do not typeset the * or [ as they are the same as \\* or \\[3cm]  with
the star-form or optional argument of \\.

Put \relax or {} or anything else suitable after the \\

David

On Mon, 1 Jul 2019 at 14:02, Fred Harthoorn <f.harthoorn at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Over the last 30 years I have made many tutorials and instructions in LaTeX
>
> And now for the first time I experiencing that a '*' is not printed in the tabular environment, if it is the first character on the line.
> Is this a bug or has this character a special meaning at the start of the line?
>
> \begin{tabular{ll}
> * & this star wil not be printed !?! \\
> \end{tabular}
>